Drones are a disruptive and revolutionary technology that will touch many industries and have countless applications. Placing sensors and devices above and around assets, collecting data from aerial vantage points, then using analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyze the data will change
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Operations Manager (UAV/Software Industry)

FlyGuys, Inc • 
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
Drones are a disruptive and revolutionary technology that will touch many industries and have countless applications. Placing sensors and devices above and around assets, collecting data from aerial vantage points, then using analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyze the data will change the way the world does business. Necessary operational tasks will be performed with greater speed, accuracy, safety, and lower costs. This disruption is why the drone industry is on the brink of exponential growth.

FlyGuys Company Overview


We are a young company in a new industry with massive potential. We are seeking a proactive individual with an entrepreneurial spirit who is willing to be a team player and grow with our company

FlyGuys plans to secure a leadership position in this rapidly expanding market, by connecting three separate segments: clients looking to outsource drone services, qualified drone pilots looking to gain income, and drone data analytic and AI companies looking to partner with a service provider.

FlyGuys plans to accomplish this through an ecosystem business model powered by our 3,500-pilot strong nationwide network, Proprietary Drone Project Management software platform, and Drone Data Analysis & AI partners.

Job Description


This position requires commitment and drive. The Operations Manager will lead the FlyGuys operational team on a daily basis to ensure client satisfaction first and foremost. The Operations Manager will be in charge of coordinating, planning, project managing and executing missions. Developing scope documents, processes and procedures. The Operations Manager must become proficient in our proprietary Drone Project Management Software Platform to manage pilots, missions, clients and drone data. The operations manager will also be engaged in requesting additional functionality to be built into the software to further streamline operations. Thus he/she will be working with our V.P. of Technology on a regular basis.

At FlyGuys we believe that every team member should be an owner. Salary plus equity compensation is included with an opportunity for growth. Must live in or be willing to relocate to Lafayette, LA.

Main Activities
  • Setup, coordinate and project manage large scale projects throughout the nation.
  • Ensure assigned projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Manage and train a team of project managers to ensure their projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Identify and develop policies, procedures and operational specifications.
  • Identify and communicate with the VP of Technology regarding platform improvements.
  • Vet pilots for major project needs.
Job Requirements:
 
Required Experience
  • Project Management, Operational or Coordination Experience.
  • Experience leading and managing a team.
  • Experience coordinating with multiple individuals to accomplish defined goals.
  • Drone / UAV enthusiast with experience flying drones and operating drone flight and analytic software. The more experience the better.
  • Knowledge of drone and sensor hardware.
Desired Experience
  • Aviation knowledge, experience and/or interest; manned pilot or helicopter pilot license or experience is a plus.
  • Program, Specification, and Operational creation and development experience is a plus.
  • Familiar with safety programs and manual development is a plus.
  • Surveying experience and/or general concept knowledge is a plus.
  • GIS experience and/or general concept knowledge is a plus.
Abilities
  • Technical ability skill sets; core Microsoft suites; excel and word.
  • Able to pick up new software programs quickly through self-teaching, manuals and videos.
  • Able to learn new concepts and apply knowledge to new use cases.
  • Willing to travel to expositions, conferences, and specialized classes to gain new knowledge.
  • Willing to travel occasionally to set up large-scale projects.
  • Willing to fly projects when needed.
Traits
  • Hard working, driven, can do attitude.
  • Good person, willing and wanting to help develop and teach others.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Intelligent with good problem solving and creative ability.
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
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