Zero Point, Inc. •
The UAS Manager/Operator will manage, maintain and pilot a variety of unmanned aerial systems to include both fixed and rotor wing aircraft while conducting test and evaluation events for DOD. Management functions are centered around conceiving, developing and executing UAS test and evaluation criteria to meet specific objectives and capabilities. The primary focus of the projects will be on small UAS and UAS autonomy.
- Direct all aspects of UAS flight, testing, training, and management while serving as the senior UAS adviser and subject-matter expert.
- Develop and standardize UAS flight procedures, training, and safety initiatives for the test activity and associated personnel.
- Ensure the DOD test activity is operating in accordance with all applicable DOD, Federal, State and local UAS laws, ordinances, and directives.
- Manage UAS test aircraft, flight configurations, systems selection, integration and flight operations.
- Interpret requirements and formulate testable criteria to meet mission objectives.
- Maintain UAS hardware, software and firmware to ensure proper functioning and performance.
- Assess government furnished capabilities, industry partnerships, and future aircraft systems and ground control / interface systems.
- Pilot DOD UAS Groups 1-2 fixed and rotary wing during test and training events.
- Read, comprehend, and execute technical process specifications, procedures, and standards in accordance with vendor provided documentation.
- Attend and participate in test design meetings, teleconferences or meetings as required.
- Current SECRET clearance and eligible for TOP SECRET/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
- 4 years of DoD UAS Groups 1 and 2 military operational and management experience.
- Associates degree in electronics or a technical related field of study (may be substituted by 5 years of technical related experience).
- Minimum of two years’ experience performing testing and assessments of UAS.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe software products.
- Bachelor’s degree in electronics or a technical related field of study (or 10 years of technical related experience).
- Technical aptitude in software, hardware and systems engineering.
- Experience in robotics or industrial automation industry.
- Electronics experience to include basic design, component level diagnostics and repair.
- Work may be performed in an indoor or outdoor environment, offices, and on occasion, deployment to remote test sites; both in the continental United States (US), and outside of the US. Durations of travel, from the test facility, are typically no longer than one to two weeks and planned well in advance.
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