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Systems Engineer, Electrical Wiring Systems

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Systems Engineer, Electrical Wiring Systems

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Cruz
Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.


Joby Aviation is looking for engineers experienced with civil aviation certification to join our growing team in the role of a Systems Engineer focused on Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS). The Systems Engineer will coordinate between the various departments - EWIS Engineering, Airframe Engineering, Electrical Engineering, System Safety, Flight Test, Manufacturing, Operations - as necessary to ensure the technical success of wiring and electrical systems. This role will serve as one of the internal Subject Matter Experts as well as a primary external point of contact with regulatory agencies and industry standards groups for aircraft, system, and equipment-level aspects of wiring and electrical systems. The most important traits at Joby are attitude towards the fast-paced project, flexibility to changes, excitement for challenges, hard work ethic, and being able to self-manage and learn new skills. Forward thinking will be highly regarded as well.

This position will work closely with multiple design engineering and test teams to ensure requirements are managed appropriately, architectures are safe and reliable, and designs comply with all company requirements and federal airworthiness regulations. This position requires a solid understanding of aircraft system development processes, component design and qualification, and industry-specific certification processes. This position requires the engineer to be a full-time, direct employee of the company located onsite.


  • Provide technical guidance across electrical wiring design and the integration of electrical systems
  • Determine and interpret the certification basis and establish compliance strategies – including means and methods of compliance – and driving those strategies into requirements, engineering, test, and manufacturing execution
  • Generate, review, and approve requirements
  • Conduct trade studies, analyses, and test programs as necessary to validate or verify that the wiring system meets all EMI/EMC, functional, performance and safety requirements
  • Work with various company departments to ensure electrical wiring designs meet all interfacing system and aircraft-level requirements
  • Lead EWIS system safety efforts by performing safety/risk analyses and utilizing the appropriate assessments and tools
  • Generate, review, and approve engineering wiring diagrams, schematics, design specifications, and component test plans and reports
  • Develop, review, and approve compliance and certification-related documents
  • Work with and mentor multiple engineering teams with a mix of aerospace and non-aerospace backgrounds to establish relevant design development and certification plans that will support Type Certification


  • Bachelor's degree in an applicable engineering discipline
  • At least 5 years of relevant aviation or aerospace industry experience
  • Basic knowledge of SAE ARP4761 and ARP4754
  • Ability to question traditional assumptions in the application of regulations, guidance material, and engineering specifications
  • Experience with generating, reviewing, and maintaining wiring diagrams, electrical schematics, and engineering specifications
  • Excellent problem solving, communication, and technical writing skills
  • Proficient in English
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products


  • M.S./Ph.D. in relevant discipline
  • 10+ years of relevant aviation or aerospace industry experience
  • FAA DER or the necessary experience to immediately apply as a DER
  • Previous FAA certification experience with electrical wiring systems
  • Knowledgeable about and able to differentiate between Part 23 Amendment 64 and Part 25 Subpart H regulations with respect to electrical wiring systems
  • Expert-level understanding of electrical wiring component qualification and flammability requirements
  • In depth knowledge of SAE AS50881, AC 43.13-1B, and other EWIS related standards, including the reasoning and intent behind each standard and associated verification methods

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $105,900 - $174,200/year. The compensation package will be determined by job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Joby also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, and more.


Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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