UAS Engineer

  • University of Maryland UAS Test Site
  • 44181 Airport Road, California, MD, USA
  • Oct 06, 2020
Full time Engineer


Want to join an exciting team at the cutting edge of technology and regulations? Join us at the UMD UAS Test Site! This UAS Engineer position supports all research operations, including the airworthiness review and maintenance of all systems, data collection and storage, sensor and hardware/software integration and other areas assigned in support of Test Site requirements. The UAS Engineer is part of the flight team here, so be ready to go fly with us. This position will often be involved in designing and building new solutions, whether at the component level or entirely new aircraft. Additionally, this position serves as a Visual Observer (VO) and Aviation Safety Officer (ASO) for UAS Operations. No industry experience is required for this position, but an active interest in UAS and the associated technologies is.

Check out the requirements and the preferences, but give yourself the benefit of the doubt...apply and find out. We want your abilities, to add to our team here in southern Maryland, and flying around the country and the world. Bring your best game!

...and we think this is very important...The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

What this really means is we need YOU. What you bring to the table, your perspectives, your abilities, your inquisitiveness, all of it. Apply today. No, not tomorrow, NOW...

Company Name

University of Maryland UAS Test Site


Minimum requirements:

United States citizen or permanent resident
Bachelor of Science technical degree
An active interest in UAS technologies and UAS flight research
Must have a valid driver’s license

Physical Demands :

Able to lift 40 pounds
Able to work outdoors in varying temperature
Ability to travel up to 30% to different testing sites
Vision correctable to 20/20 and color vision

Desired Skills

Preferences are just that...

CAD and 3-D printed component design experience
sUAS integration/avionics experience
R/C and/or drone flight experience
FAA Part 107 certification
FAA Class II Medical Certificate


Full UMD benefits, working for a flagship research University is wonderful! See them at the work...I mean, c'mon...

Company Overview

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site at the University of Maryland stands at the forefront of UAS rulemaking, commercialization, and national airspace integration. Formed in 2014, test site experts leverage their approximately 150 years of combined experience in military and civilian aviation, engineering, and project management to accelerate the safe, responsible application of UAS in public and private industries. The test site is one of only a handful of institutions across the country that work directly with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to advance UAS research and demonstrate operational capabilities, with the ultimate objective of seamlessly integrating UAS into national airspace. This collaboration, along with our expertise in operational procedures, empowers the Test Site to shape rules and industry standards related to UAS technology. Through our connection to the A. James Clark School of Engineering and relationships with the FAA and Naval Air Systems Command, the test site addresses private and public industry needs with innovative, tailored solutions. Our capabilities span the breadth of UAS technology—from airworthiness analysis to system integration and testing to flight operations. And our access to restricted military airspace and special FAA authorizations for research and test activities make it possible for partners to conduct operations beyond the civilian allowances granted under Part 107.

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.


44181 Airport Road, California, MD 20619



Date Posted

Oct 06, 2020