Electric Powertrain Engineer

Talyn Air, Inc.

Talyn is pursuing a vision to reshape aerial transportation. We are developing long-range electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for passengers and cargo. Talyn’s architecture achieves significant payload, range, and speed benefits over competitors. 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 www.talyn.com.

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. This position will be focused on the design, build, and test of our next prototypes, multi-hundred-pound aircraft, and future iterations.


  • Ownership over the high voltage energy storage used for propulsion including cell selection, pack selection/design, charging, wiring, cooling, and integration with motor systems.
  • Specifying high voltage systems and installation of components onto the airframe as well as test hardware
  • Creation and implementation of acceptance test hardware and procedures for systems that will be installed on aircraft
  • Development of an analytical model to predict pack performance
  • As Talyn is a startup, you will be expected to wear many hats, get your hands dirty with the hardware, and make critical design and business decisions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Self-starter with high accountability suited to work in a dynamic startup atmosphere
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills as required to solve problems
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex technical issues and risks to a broad audience
  • Ability to foster and maintain a positive and enjoyable working environment for themselves and the team
  • Must be willing to work full time on-site with the team in Los Angeles, CA

Preferred Experience

  • Demonstrated experience with the design, testing, and installation of high voltage energy storage systems
  • Experience with interfacing to multi kW level electronics and DC-DC/DC-AC system development
  • Familiarity with aircraft specific design considerations
  • Familiarity with battery handling and safe usage
  • Experience running system level architectural trades
  • Experience using software (python, MATLAB, NI) to support design and test activities

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.