UAV Engineers

Ascent AeroSystems is one of the most exciting new players in the UAS industry, and our unique coaxial designs provide the foundation for the most portable and durable vehicles available anywhere. To meet tremendous demand from customers across the professional, commercial, industrial, public safety and military markets, we're actively looking for experienced engineers to join our northern Boston team.

You'll bring your expertise as a flexible, innovative engineer with a solid grasp of design and a knack for clean-sheet thinking. Flexibility, curiosity and a burning desire to wear many hats are core to your being…you’ll need to be willing to take on any number of tasks that face a small, fast growing company. One hour you’ll be working on a new CAD model, the next you’ll be rolling up your sleeves and helping to assemble prototype vehicles while coordinating the efforts of part-time help you’ll help to hire and train.

If you’re someone who wants to work at the leading edge of aerospace technology where design cycles are short and decisions can be made quickly, this is your kind of environment. Solid understanding of mechanical engineering principles is required, and experience with advanced robotics, UAV technology (especially autopilot and flight control logic) and aerodynamics would be ideal. This position needs to be filled as soon as possible.

Representative responsibilities

  • Computer Aided Design

  • Estimate costs and prepare budgets

  • Organize workflow to meet specifications and deadlines

  • Support customer demonstrations

  • Supervise and evaluate performance of production processes (quality control, etc.)

  • Work to resolve customer technical support issues

  • Contribute to RFPs, RFIs and other contract-related work as assigned

  • Perform analyses and develop reporting deliverables for internal and external partners


  • BS in mechanical or electrical engineering

  • 3+ years of post-graduate experience in a design environment (excluding internships and co-ops)

  • Experience with SolidWorks, NX or other similar design packages

  • Knowledge of performance evaluation and budgeting concepts

  • Proficient in MS Office and ERP software

  • Outstanding communication ability and excellent organizational and leaderships skills

  • Attention to detail, strong decision-making skills and a results-driven approach

For the right candidate we offer competitive compensation, a vesting equity stake, a terrific work environment, and the opportunity to be a part of one of the most exciting parts of the domestic aerospace industry. If this sounds interesting, please get in touch. We'd welcome the opportunity to get acquainted! Please send us your resume and a note introducing yourself here!