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Join the ASKA™ team! 

 

Our engineering team has an incredible synergy of talents from many backgrounds and cultures, with men and women from the Aerospace, Defense and Automotive industries. We have a proactive, hands-on approach to solving challenging technical problems. ASKA™ is moving skyward – NFT has signed a five-year Space Act Agreement with NASA to advance our participation in NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign. In April 2021, we opened the world’s first flying car showroom and launched limited edition pre-sales of ASKA™. Our company is recognized as an air mobility innovator – come and grow with us! 

 

2019

ASKA™ Concept Design 1.0 debut at EcoMotion

Motor Control

Engineer

Full-time position

On-site

Mountain View, CA

This full-time position for a Motor Control Engineer is based in Mountain View, CA. You will be part of a cutting edge engineering team that is developing a roadable electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle called ASKA™.  You'll be working closely with multiple systems engineers, such as Propulsion, Flight Control, Actuation and Drive systems.

 

The position will focus on motor controller development and tuning with a strong working knowledge of communication and software interfaces.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design of propulsion and automotive drive motor control, CAN communication with other systems

 

Minimum qualifications

  • Proficiency in motor control (torque control, speed control, encoder/resolver setting, PID gain settings)

  • Experience in aerospace or automotive software development

  • Experience in designing communication among multiple party controllers using CAN, Serial or ARINC protocols (CANopen/ RS485/ ARINC825 preferred)

  • Proficiency in requirements control, interface control and change control

 

Desired/optional qualifications

  • Experience in building and performing SILS, HILS testings

  • Experience in vehicle diagnostics (OBDII, etc.)

  • Experience in development and testing of master - slave or master - multiple slave or multiple master - multiple slave system

  • Experience in MATLAB/Simulink

  • Experience in fault message structuring and logic development

Please note:

  • We are not offering relocation.

  • Candidates must have an existing visa and be legally authorized to live and work in the United States.

  • Will consider a visa transfer for the right non-US candidate who is currently living and working in the U.S.

 

ASKA™ is on an exciting journey skyward – we have signed a five-year Space Act Agreement with NASA to advance our participation in NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility Campaign, jointly organized with the FAA. ASKA™ is progressing toward commercialization in 2026 subject to certification.

 

Competitive salary and benefits (medical and vision insurance…).

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To apply, please email your CV and a letter of interest.

CNC Machinist

Full-time position

On-site

Mountain View, CA

This full-time position for a CNC Machinist is based in Mountain View, CA. You will be part of a cutting edge engineering team that is developing a roadable electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle called ASKA™.

 

Your role will be to build innovative and one of a kind parts for the ASKA™ drive & fly vehicle – are you ready for an interesting and exciting career challenge?

 

The CNC Machinist will perform detailed machine setups, G & M code (CNC) programming, machine process improvement and troubleshooting, and produce machined parts using two 5-axis CNC machines:

  • HAAS model UMC-750

  • Quantum QV5-3000

 

Required Experience

  • Must be experienced and highly competent using Fusion 360 and PowerMill® CAM software and FANUC

  • 5 years experience setting up and operating CNC milling and/or turning machines

  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities

 

Responsibilities

  • Discuss project specifications with engineers to guarantee consistency between plans and products, and collaborate to modify designs if necessary

  • Ensure that the machines are operating correctly and that pieces are cut to perfection

  • Perform maintenance on the CNC machines

  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations

  • Good communication skills and like working as a team

Please note before applying

  • We are not offering relocation.

  • Candidates must have an existing visa and be legally authorized to live and work in the United States.

  • Will consider a visa transfer for the right non-US candidate who is currently living and working in the U.S.

 

ASKA™ is on an exciting journey skyward – we have signed a five-year Space Act Agreement with NASA to advance our participation in NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility Campaign, jointly organized with the FAA.

 

Competitive salary and benefits (medical and vision insurance…).

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To apply, please email your CV and a letter of interest.

CNC Mastercam Programmer

Full-time position

On-site

Mountain View, CA

This full-time or part-time position for a CNC Mastercam Programmer is based in Mountain View, CA. You will be part of a cutting edge engineering team that is developing a roadable electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle called ASKA™.

 

Your role will be to build innovative and one of a kind parts for the ASKA™ drive & fly vehicle – are you ready for an interesting and exciting career challenge?

 

Your skills will be used to produce prototype components: 

  • Program, set and operate 5-axis CNC Mill (Haas and Quantum QV5-3000) using Mastercam

  • Work closely with engineering team to provide input on design for manufacturability

  • Program and setup complex machining operations 

 

Your Experience

  • 5+ years of multi axis programming

  • Understand speeds and feeds, able to edit G & M code from CNC controller

  • CAM programming with Mastercam 

  • Proficiency in high speed machining and tool path optimization

  • Ability to program and machine complex and high tolerance components

  • Good communication skills and a can-do mentality

  • Meticulous attention to detail

 

Required Skills

  • Mastercam proficiency

  • Mill-Turn experience

  • 5-axis CNC machining

  • Machine maintenance knowledge

Please note before applying

  • We are not offering relocation.

  • Candidates must have an existing visa and be legally authorized to live and work in the United States.

  • Will consider a visa transfer for the right non-US candidate who is currently living and working in the U.S.

 

ASKA™ is on an exciting journey skyward – we have signed a five-year Space Act Agreement with NASA to advance our participation in NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility Campaign, jointly organized with the FAA.

 

Competitive salary and benefits (medical and vision insurance…).

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To apply, please email your CV and a letter of interest.

Software Integration Engineer

Full-time position

On-site

Mountain View, CA

This full-time position for a Software Integration Engineer is based in Mountain View, CA. You will be part of a cutting edge engineering team that is developing a roadable electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle called ASKA™.

 

The Software Integration Engineer will be working closely with system engineers to develop the vehicle software and communication architecture between multiple controller units.  A strong working knowledge of CAN communication, software and firmware development is required. SPI and I2C is a plus. The position will focus on the development of PIDs, controls, message structure and bus loading.

 

Previous experience

  • Experience in aerospace or automotive software developments

  • Must have worked on development and testing of master - slave or master - multiple slave or multiple master - multiple slave system.

Responsibilities

  • Design of vehicle systems software architecture and CAN communication

 

Minimum qualifications

  • Proficiency in designing software architecture

  • Experience in designing ARINC or CAN communication protocols among multiple party controllers

  • Experience in creating .dbc files and performing HIL, SIL simulation testing

  • Proficiency in vehicle diagnostics (OBDII, etc.)

  • Proficiency in interface control, change control, and requirements control

 

Desired/optional qualifications

Development experience using:

  • CANopen, CANaerospace

  • ARINC 664/825

  • RS232/422/485

  • Experience in MATLAB/Simulink

  • Familiar with power management and battery management system

  • Familiar with propulsion motor control

  • Familiar with internal combustion engine control

Please note before applying

  • We are not offering relocation.

  • Candidates must have an existing visa and be legally authorized to live and work in the United States.

  • Will consider a visa transfer for the right non-US candidate who is currently living and working in the U.S.

 

ASKA™ is on an exciting journey skyward – we have signed a five-year Space Act Agreement with NASA to advance our participation in NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility Campaign, jointly organized with the FAA.

 

Competitive salary and benefits (medical and vision insurance…).

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To apply, please email your CV and a letter of interest.

Flight Control Engineer

Full-time position

On-site

Mountain View, CA

This full-time position for a Flight Control Engineer is based in Mountain View, CA. You will be part of a cutting edge engineering team that is developing a roadable electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle called ASKA™.

Please note before applying

  • We are not offering relocation.

  • Candidates must have an existing visa and be legally authorized to live and work in the United States.

  • Will consider a visa transfer for the right non-US candidate who is currently living and working in the U.S.

This position will require you to do design, development, analysis and testing of flight control for the ASKA™ drive and fly vehicle. You'll work in all areas of the system development cycle including detail design, integration, flight testing and certification efforts.

ON THE JOB:

  • Develop flight control and navigation algorithms including linear analysis and non-linear analysis, develop design and analysis tools, and conduct mathematical modeling

  • Develop mathematical modeling and six-DOF simulation of flight vehicle dynamics

  • Perform navigation and control system analysis and optimization, perform simulation development and validation

  • Execute flight data analysis, develop documentation of all facets of work performed, develop flight test plans, and provide flight test support

  • Troubleshoot navigation and flight control anomalies via flight data analysis, correlation with flight software operation and generating corrective actions

  • Deep knowledge of flight control and navigation sensor systems, and perform analysis in connection with these systems

  • Create and review Certification Plans, Qualification Test Procedures and Qualification Test Reports

  • Review qualification by similarity and/or analysis reports

  • Review system safety documents (PSSA, SFHA, AFHA, SSA and Particular Risk Analysis)

  • Create, review and approve ground test procedures, flight test procedures and their corresponding test reports.

FLIGHT TESTING:

  • Determine test specification definition

  • Discuss, write and review test plans and preparation activities with the engineering team

  • Prepare and review pre- and post-flight briefings

  • Monitor live flight data, typically via telemetry, during flight test on aircraft

  • Identify non-conformities, quality escapes, etc. to create rejection tags

  • Make assessments to ensure safety of flight determination

  • Write flight test results reports.

FLIGHT SCIENCES:

  • Expertise in area of stability & control and aircraft handling characteristics

  • Support, plan, execute and analyze Wind Tunnel Activities.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience as a Flight Control Engineer

  • Proficient in software such as C++, MATLAB, Python

  • Hands-on experience applying classical and modern control theory to an autonomous  system

  • Extensive knowledge of aircraft flight testing

  • High proficiency in aerodynamics, aircraft performance and flight controls

  • Proficiency in 3D cut software, Solidworks and Siemens NX

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

  • Extensive experience with AI integration into Flight Control.

 

ASKA™ is on an exciting journey skyward – we have signed a five-year Space Act Agreement with NASA to advance our participation in NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility Campaign, jointly organized with the FAA.

 

Competitive salary and benefits (medical and vision insurance…).

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To apply, please email your CV and a letter of interest.

Battery System Integration Engineer

Full-time position

On-site

Mountain View, CA

This full-time position for a Battery System Integration Engineer is based in Los Altos, CA. You will be part of a cutting edge engineering team that is developing a roadable electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle called ASKA™.

 

The Battery System Integration Engineer is responsible for the design, testing and integration of battery systems, bringing experience to build best in class high power eVTOL application system with supreme thermal management performance.

 

Position Responsibilities

  • highly experienced in battery systems, bringing expertise in cells, modules, high voltage busbars, switchgears, BMS and diagnostics

  • perform requirements definition for battery system based on eVTOL operational requirements and environmental conditions (especially in thermal, EMI, HIRF, shock and vibration)

  • integration with aircraft structure (work closely with Structure engineers)

  • electronics integration (work closely with Electrical system engineers)

  • management design, analysis and testing

  • trade off studies to further reduce weight and volume, continuous improvement in package efficiency.

 

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant industry experience relating to battery technology is required

  • Proficiency in CATIA and at least one battery system modeling/simulation suite

  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills in electrical, thermal, structural, and systems domains, including root cause determination and corrective action

  • Experience in electrical circuit simulation and analysis of high voltage hardware and electrical loads

  • Bachelor’s degree major in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering is preferred, Master’s degree with thesis related to battery technology is a plus.

 

Please note before applying

  • We are not offering relocation.

  • Candidates must have an existing visa and be legally authorized to live and work in the United States, we cannot help applicants to obtain a visa.

  • Will consider a visa transfer for the right non-US candidate who is currently living and working in the U.S.

 

ASKA™ is on an exciting journey skyward – we have signed a five-year Space Act Agreement with NASA to advance our participation in NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility Campaign, jointly organized with the FAA.

 

Competitive salary and benefits (medical and vision insurance…).

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To apply, please email your CV and a letter of interest.

Program Manager

Full-time position

On-site

Mountain View, CA

We’re looking for a Program Manager to help our engineering team take ASKA™ skyward – ASKA™ is the world’s first electric drive and fly vehicle that can drive on the road like a car and take off vertically, and fly in the air like an aircraft.

The ideal candidate has managed a team of engineers in new product development in an automotive or aerospace environment. You have solid Mechanical and/or Electrical engineering experience. Good communication and people skills are essential. You’ll be joining a mature growth startup and be a dedicated contributor to the team, our vision, and write the future of air mobility.

This is an on-site position at the ASKA™ headquarters in Los Altos, CA. Occasional travel (5%) will be needed to ensure vendor coordination and verification.

  • We are not offering relocation.

  • Candidates must have an existing visa and be legally authorized to live and work in the United States, we cannot help applicants to obtain a visa.

  • Will consider a visa transfer for the right non-US candidate who is currently living and working in the U.S.

 

  • Responsible for managing an entire engineering project of varying complexity within established scope

  • Utilize creative and mature engineering judgment, manage complex engineering problems by leading and collaborating with the engineering team

  • Align with the customer and development joint vision objectives

  • Develop and administer organizational schedules, tasks, and deliverables

  • Set performance requirements, estimate work scopes, ensure quality of designed product, and monitor budget performance

  • Conduct briefings for senior level management and conduct technical meetings for internal/external contacts and customers/suppliers

  • Understand and demonstrate knowledge of the product development process from concept to production

  • Proficiency in configuration management process (change control)

  • Organize priorities on engineering deliverables in accordance with short term and long term goals

  • Have very good presentation skills - Familiarity with part 23,27 FAR requirements

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate to multiple engineering disciplines such Aerodynamics/Structures/Electrical/Manufacturing/Supply Chain/Finance

  • Experience in PLM/PDM tools such as Enovia (3DExperience Enovia preferred)

  • Understanding of project management software tools such as Microsoft Project and Enovia is a plus, also online management tools such as Monday and Trello.

Competitive salary and benefits (medical and vision insurance…).

We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To apply, please email your CV and a letter of interest.

Social Media

Specialist

Full-time position

On-site

Los Altos, CA

Join us as a Social Media Manager/Specialist to drive our social media strategy for the ASKA™ drive and fly vehicle for consumers. If you are an expert at building high-end luxury, consumer, automotive or aviation brands online, this job is perfect for you!

This is an on-site position - no agencies or consultants please

Job Details

  • Devise cutting edge digital strategies and tactics to drive our pre-sales of ASKA™

  • Develop a multichannel digital marketing program to support sales efforts and new user acquisition across channels

  • Engage and monitor our company’s social media audiences and all incoming leads on a daily, consistent basis by reading and responding with targeted information

  • Perform day-to-day social media activities

  • Create a regular publishing schedule for social content

  • Regularly analyze performance results and make recommendations for decisions across spend, targeting, email, creative, landing pages, and beyond.

  • Weekly KPI reporting to the founders.

 

Qualifications

You have 4+ years of hands-on workplace experience in professional social media management and digital marketing.

 

Please provide examples of past successful social media campaigns (Instagram, Facebook, LInkedin) that you designed, developed and rolled out.

You have experience with SEO and analytics and scheduling tools like Buffer or Hootsuite. It's useful to have experience using content creation tools such as Adobe Spark, Giphy, and Canva. Good storytelling skills are essential.

 

We're looking for someone who's committed to the role, has a creative vision, and has demonstrated abilities in creating, implementing and tracking successful social media campaigns.

  • You thrive in a performance-focused startup environment and feel energized by scaling businesses

  • Flexibility to quickly adapt in a rapidly changing environment, meeting targets

  • Good communicator and open to share ideas and information with other colleagues

  • Ability to design content such as social media graphics for Facebook cover, profile pic, thumbnails, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, Blog, etc. Strong plus if you can use Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

  • Demonstrated experience in building brand awareness and online reputation.

 

  • We are not offering relocation.

  • Candidates must have an existing visa and be legally authorized to live and work in the United States, we cannot help applicants to obtain a visa.

  • Will consider a visa transfer for the right non-US candidate who is currently living and working in the U.S.

Competitive salary and benefits (medical and vision insurance…)

We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To apply, please email your CV and a letter of interest.