Senior Airframe Design Engineer

Talyn Air, Inc.

440 Hindry Ave, Ste G

Inglewood, CA

Talyn is looking to expand the team in pursuit of a vision to reshape aerial transportation. We are developing long-range electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for passengers and cargo. While there are many other companies in this space, they have a maximum achievable battery electric range of sub 100 miles. Talyn can achieve at least 3X the range at over 300 miles, using the same battery tech, and can fly at meaningfully fast cruise speeds. We achieve this by using our staged aircraft architecture which includes a very efficient electric fixed wing aircraft that can be released and caught mid-air with our separable VTOL vehicle. An animation of the system can be seen at

We are currently flying subscale prototypes and look forward to tackling the hard challenge of making mid-air separation and docking of aircraft a reliable reality by building a team of dedicated experts to help enable its success across multiple market segments.


We are looking for an airframe engineer to design, analyze, and lead the manufacturing of Talyn’s subscale and next generation aircraft. The candidate will have full responsibility over the configuration design, structural performance, manufacturing methodologies, and subsystem interfaces. As Talyn is a startup, you should expect to wear many hats while working on the full stack vehicle system, as well as all aspects of the business as desired and needed.


  • Ability to balance subject precedence with first principles reasoning
  • Self-starter with ability to quickly learn new skills as required to solve problems
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex technical issues to a broad audience with different technical backgrounds
  • Ability to foster and maintain a positive and enjoyable working environment for themselves and the team
  • Ability to work effectively in a high paced, dynamic environment


  • 3-8 years in aircraft design, mechanical engineering, or similar
  • Demonstrated experience with composites design and analysis with hand calculations as well as FEM
  • Proficiency with CAD modeling
  • Demonstrated experience with the design and successful build of a complex vehicle assembly
  • Familiarity with conceptual aircraft performance and design
  • Experience with composites manufacturing techniques
  • US citizen or permanent resident required

To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.