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Hyundai America Technical Center Inc.
Date Posted Sep. 09, 2022 Job ID 5292826003
Job Description

Lead SDO Strategist

Irvine, California


Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world’s communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people’s ability to move – whether for work or play.

What we do:

The Lead Standards Development Organization (SDO) Strategist is responsible for coordinating the Supernal ER&D team efforts in support of the various industry standards organizations as well as select industry trade groups. This role is a technical lead that will drive the ER&D team to a consensus position on issues regarding new standards and will ensure that the company’s interests are well represented in all committees. This role collaborates with all of ER&D, Legal, Strategy, and must maintain a close working relationship with the Policy team.

What you can do:

  • Develop, maintain, and communicate Supernal’s SDO engagement policy for the ER&D team
  • Achieve consensus on and manage unified Supernal positions within ER&D, as well as with Policy, to be proposed and lobbied for within the SDO bodies by individual Supernal participants within these groups
  • Identify key SDO working groups and work with ER&D to attain leadership positions in these target areas
  • Determine adequate representation for Supernal within the relevant standards bodies and ensure that the correct resources are deployed with appropriate direction
  • Represent Supernal’s interests and convey Supernal’s consensus on select industry trade association committees
  • Direct Supernal’s position on standards voting ballots with the appropriate stakeholders
  • Support the Civil Certification Team in the development of the Means and Methods of Compliance where a new and novel approach is required
  • Other duties as assigned

What you can contribute:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or other relevant field
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of related experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Extensive experience working with FAA, EASA, NASA or other government regulatory bodies
  • Extensive experience in participating industry standards bodies (e.g. RTCA, ASTM, EUROCAE, SAE, etc…)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sense of urgency, proactive delivery of communication and follow up
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport, trust, and influence
  • Must independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
  • Proven success in leading and motivating an interdisciplinary team
  • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite

You may also be able to contribute:

  • Master’s degree preferred

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:

This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal’s receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.