H3X Technologies

The lightest electric aircraft motors in the world.

Director of Safety and Certification at H3X Technologies

Location
Denver, Co / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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Max Liben
Max Liben
Founder

About the role

JOB PURPOSE:

At H3X, we are developing advanced electric propulsion systems to enable sustainable aviation. Our first product is a 250kW (330HP) integrated motor drive in a 18kg (40lb) package. It combines the electric motor, inverter, and gearbox into a single unit, resulting in an ultra-high-power density solution for electric aircraft. We have over $100M in LOIs for this unit already and are ready to hit the ground running.

As we enter the aviation market, we are looking for a Director of Safety and Certification to spearhead our efforts. This person will be in charge of certifying the HPDM-250 and future products with the FAA and EASA. Specifically, they will be responsible for defining and coordinating certification requirements internally, as well as with regulatory agencies and customers throughout all phases of the projects. Excellent communication, organization, and obsessive attention to detail are absolutely critical for this role. The ideal candidate has previous experience with the aircraft certification process and is looking to have a major impact in a fast-growing company.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Own and define the certification plan documentation and schedule for all deliverables
  • Manage compliance documentation
  • Plan and coordinate certification tests
  • DER management
  • Collaborate with engineering team to ensure that all aspects of the certification requirements are met
  • Prepare presentations for involved H3X team members to provide status, information, or guidance as needed
  • Lead the certification liaison process with the FAA and other aviation authorities.
  • Hire personnel needed to build certification team
  • Defining high voltage safety protocols and conducting employee training

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High intelligence, high energy, and high integrity
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering field
  • 10+ years of proven project management experience in an aerospace company
  • Strong knowledge of DO-160, DO-254, DO-178, and ARP4754A
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator to effectively share knowledge and build the collective mindshare of the company
  • Organized and obsessive attention to detail: no room for oversight when designing flight critical systems
  • Humble and open mind: willingness to accept feedback and learn, consistently improve upon yourself and the product you will be responsible for
  • A high degree of emotional intelligence: ability to collaborate closely with coworkers in a respectful and empathetic manner
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export-controlled data.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of certification testing practices including test planning, reporting, and conformity
  • Strong knowledge of FAA certification procedures (Part 21) and airworthiness regulations ( Part 23, 25, or 33)
  • Experience with engine type certification
  • Experience with aviation-grade electric propulsion systems

COMPANY BENEFITS:

  • Employee equity incentive plan
  • Flexible hours (deliverable-based goals)
  • Flexible-time off (just need manager approval)
  • Health insurance: Medical, vision, and dental
  • Mental health coverage
  • Relocation package
  • Epic/ICON Ski & Snowboard Pass
  • Gym membership stipend
  • Weekly company happy hours

THE COMPANY:

H3X is a venture-capital backed startup company. In April 2021, we closed a $4M seed round led by Metaplanet, Y Combinator, Liquid 2 Ventures, Soma Capital, and other top VCs around the world. We are well-funded, with significant runway, and are continuing to grow our world-class team. We're looking for top 1% engineers who are the best in their field and know how to move fast and get things done.

H3X is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate

Why you should join H3X Technologies

H3X is a venture-capital backed startup company. In April 2021, we closed a $4M seed round led by Metaplanet, Y Combinator, Liquid 2 Ventures, Soma Capital, and other top VCs around the world. We are well-funded, with significant runway, and are continuing to grow our world-class team. We're looking for top 1% engineers who are the best in their field and know how to move fast and get things done.