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Mechanical Engineer

Design and analyze structural components of aircraft.
Austin, Texas, United States
6 months ago


Creating a new form of air transportation.

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Mechanical Engineer

Austin, TX
Aero/Mechanical – Engineering /
/ On-site
At Skyways we are building a new form of air transportation. Some people call it the flying car. We believe fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles represent a unique opportunity to move things and ultimately people in new, more efficient ways. Our strategy to get there is completely different from the rest of the industry.

Skyways is a startup based in Austin, TX. We are backed by some of the most respected investors in Silicon Valley including YCombinator . Although we consider ourselves early-stage, we already have vehicles in production and in the hands of paying customers (see here and here ). Come join us and work on a transportation revolution to advance our civilization!

We are growing and looking for multiple Mechanical Engineers of all levels to join our team. You are excited about things that fly and new fundamental ways to go from A to B. You aren't afraid of tough engineering challenges, that's what gets you up in the morning. You are willing to work directly on the aircraft and see your creation take flight. You are excited about joining a startup, an extremely fast-paced environment where we get things done.


    • design and analyze structural components of aircraft
    • design and take ownership of subsystems of current and new vehicles
    • collaborate with other engineers and apply critical thinking
    • hands-on building of vehicles and working with technicians
    • test the systems you design (potentially also designing and building test stands)
    • purchase parts and work with manufacturers
    • collect and analyze flight data to learn and iterate


    • For junior positions: 0-4 years; senior positions: 5+ years experience working in a professional mechanical engineering environment (aerospace industry preferred)
    • degree in mechanical, structural, or aerospace engineering
    • extensive experience with CAD (SolidWorks preferred)
    • extensive experience with FEA (Ansys or Nastran)
    • in-depth understanding of mechanical engineering discipline as it relates to design and analysis
    • well-versed in the manufacturing processes/techniques used in the aerospace industry
    • experience working with outside vendors for manufacturing
    • familiar with technical drawings and GD&T
    • you want to work at a small early stage startup
    • you want to wear many hats
    • self starter and resilient: take a project from start to finish despite vague or little requirements


    • you are a maker and doer! show us your projects!
    • experience in the aero/aviation field
    • experience with hands-on manufacturing (CAM, CNC, mill, lathe, composite layup, mold making) and shop tools
    • experience with 3D printing
    • experience flying planes and/or large drones
    • design and analysis of composite structures
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Mechanical Engineer
Austin, Texas, United States
About Skyways
Creating a new form of air transportation.