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Flying Prop Drone Hardware Engineer

Sphere Entertainment Co. (NYSE: SPHR) is a premier live entertainment and media company. The Company includes Sphere, a next-generation entertainment medium powered by cutting-edge technologies to redefine the future of entertainment. The first Sphere venue in Las Vegas opened in September 2023. In addition, the Company includes MSG Networks, which operates two regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG Sportsnet, as well as a direct-to-consumer and authenticated streaming product, MSG+, delivering a wide range of live sports content and other programming. More information is available at

Who are we hiring?

The Sphere Show Systems Technology team is expanding our capabilities by developing in-house drone technologies for our innovative shows. We are seeking an Aero/Hardware Engineer with expertise in designing, assembling, and fabricating the hardware required for state-of-the-art drones and ornithopters. This role is essential for constructing the physical aspects of our drones, from structural design to propulsion systems and material selection.

What will you do?

  • Design and engineer the structural and mechanical components of drones and ornithopters, optimizing for performance and reliability.
  • Develop propulsion systems tailored to specific operational requirements of show drones.
  • Select appropriate materials and manufacturing techniques to ensure the drones’ longevity and functionality.
  • Oversee the assembly and fabrication process, ensuring quality standards are met.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate hardware designs with electronic and control systems.
  • Conduct stress tests and simulations to validate designs under various conditions.
  • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in aerospace technology to apply innovative solutions.
  • Document design processes and create maintenance and operation manuals for drone hardware.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in aerospace or mechanical engineering with a focus on drone technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and fabrication of complex mechanical systems.
  • Proficiency with CAD software and understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge of aerodynamics, materials science, and structural analysis.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills to collaborate with team members and document work effectively.

Special Requirements

  • May require travel to test sites or manufacturing facilities.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours during critical production phases.



Pay Range
$118,000$170,000 USD

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