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Microsoft Flight Simulator Remote Job Opportunity

*** Looking for pilots with at least a private pilots license who are able to work remote M-F around core business hours***

Location: Fully Remote (Work from Home)

Title: Pilot Aviation QA

Open to pilots with any form of aviation background – must have at least private pilot license (commercial, military, or private)

Openings: 4

Duration: 18 Month W2 Contract with options to extend or potentially convert (At-will contract so employees can quit at any time but need at least a 12 month commitment)

Shift: Core business hours M-F logged on around 10am-4pm PST to help provide aviation feedback to engineering teams (some flexibility)

Hours per week: 40 Hours per week Monday through Friday

Pay: $25/HR

Start Date: Must be able to start by December 2023


  • Open to pilots with any form of aviation background (commercial, military, or private)
  • Must have at least a private pilot license
  • Flight Simulation hours will not count towards FAA certifications
  • Great opportunity for pilots who are early in their career to work remotely while flying, or seasoned pilots who are no longer flying but interested in a cutting-edge position that is steady.

About the Role:

We have a unique role available where we are hiring a Pilot as a subject matter expert for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator. Candidates DO NOT need previous testing or software engineering experience, but they must have aviation experience as a pilot in either commercial, military, or as a private pilot. This is perfect for someone early in their career who’s interested in a steady job while they complete flight hours or other certifications.

Desired Skills and Experience

Private or commercial Pilot experience

Enthusiasm or interest in the tech industry


Experience with software testing or engineering

Military aircraft experience


Microsoft is seeking a Pilot to join the team and provide guidance to create the industry’s most realistic flight simulator. In this role, you will partner directly with Test, Engineering, and Production teams, and provide expertise on the accuracy in specifications for aircrafts in the simulator. The ideal candidate would be one who is either a simulation enthusiast (i.e. simmer) or rated (real-world) pilot. We need a self-starter who requires little direction and can deal with ambiguity that comes up as part of the role. This person should know what references to go to for looking up information and should have enough experience to make a confident educated guess on how certain things should work when it comes to aviation. As a subject matter expert in flight aviation, they should expect to answer questions and guide members of the team who are not simmers/pilots, which will require strong communication skills.