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Safety and Reliability Lead

RemoteLondon, England, United KingdomR&D

Job description

Our Company

Our mission at DRONAMICS is to democratize airfreight and lower the cost of shipping in emerging markets. To achieve this, we are developing a new type of cargo airplane, one that is small, unmanned and extremely fuel efficient. It can transport 350 KG over 2,500 KM for a cost that's at least 50% lower than other airplanes. It flies autonomously, can be monitored and managed remotely via satellite, and the whole system costs less than a sports car. This is the kind of technology that can transform whole economies.

At first, it didn't sound possible, but we keep proving it is, which is why we've called it “The Black Swan”. It can land on short and unpaved runways, enabling on-demand point-to-point flights and speedy same-day delivery even to the most remote locations that would otherwise take days to reach over ground or sea.

We are are starting with domestic air networks in Europe, Australia and UK and beyond with fleets of the Black Swan, taking advantage of the multitude of small airfields that are often unused, training local personnel as drone and logistics operators, and partnering with local industry to provide a valuable lifeline of getting goods in and out of small, remote, mountainous and/or island communities within hours at a cost that is often below even that of road transportation.

We believe that same-day shipping should be a human right, and our goal is to enable same-day deliveries for every single person on the planet at a cost that everyone everywhere can afford.

The Role 

Working as part of the R&D team, and reporting to the Engineering Director, the Safety and Reliability Lead will be responsible for the following:

  1. Development of the Safety and Reliability team

  2. Working with the projects team to ensure program targets are met

  3. Leading a multi-disciplinary team to;
    • derive the relevant system design integrity requirements

    • complete system safety and reliability activities

    • verify that the design implementation meets the required safety and reliability objectives.

  4. Assessment of functional safety and reliability of the Black Swan operational and safety systems.

  5. Management and performing system safety assessments for the Black Swan including;

    • functional hazard analysis (FHA), common cause analysis (CCA) and fault-tree analysis (FTA)

    • Performing system reliability assessments, including failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)

    • Deriving and definition of safety objectives for systems functions incl. subsystems (e.g. DAL, FR)

    • Work closely with specialists in a multidisciplinary team

What We Offer

  • A competitive compensation package for a Series A company
  • Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth on a global level
  • Tons of work, zero office politics - we are here to impact the lives of millions of people around the world
  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to frame the future of how the world moves goods

Job requirements

The minimum requirements to be eligible for our position of Safety and Reliability Lead include;

  • Knowledge of the relevant Certification Specification requirements;

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in an aerospace safety and reliability role.

  • Minimum of 3 years as a Safety or Reliability Lead Engineer

  • Ideally degree qualified

  • Thorough understanding and experience of how the hazard analysis and safety evaluation processes integrate with the system engineering process

  • Demonstrable experience in delivering Safety Case Reports, Hazard Analysis, Functional Failure Analysis, FTA, FMECA, reliability prediction, etc.

  • Professional experience in functional safety and reliability analysis (e.g. ARP 4754, ARP 4761, ISO 26262, IEC 62061 etc.)

  • Strong analytical skills and structured approach

  • Ability to link theoretical analysis results to practical design decisions

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Organizing ability as well as high sense of responsibility and accountability

  • Structured and well-organized way of working 

Specifically the following internal training courses should be completed

  • EASA Part 21 Basics

  • Design Organisation Handbook

  • Introduction to EASA Part 21

  • Relevant CS training (TBD)