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Deputy Flight Test Director

On-site
  • Kavala, Kentrikí Makedonía, Greece
R&D

Job description

Our Company


Our mission at DRONAMICS is to democratize airfreight and lower the cost of shipping in emerging markets. To achieve this, we developed a new type of cargo airplane, one that is small, remotely-piloted and extremely fuel efficient.

At first, it didn't sound possible, but we keep proving it is, which is why we've called it “The Black Swan”. It can land on short and unpaved runways, enabling on-demand point-to-point flights and speedy same-day delivery even to the most remote locations that would otherwise take days to reach over ground or sea.

With the successful first flight of our full-scale Black Swan cargo drone, we have achieved a significant milestone. This innovative aircraft can transport up to 350 KG over distances of 2,500 KM, all at a cost that is at least 50% lower than traditional airplanes. It operates autonomously, enabling remote monitoring and management through satellite connectivity.

Our initial focus is on establishing domestic air networks in Europe, Australia, and Canada, leveraging underutilized small airfields. We train local personnel as drone and logistics operators while fostering partnerships with local industries. This collaboration allows us to provide vital support by facilitating the swift movement of goods to and from small, remote, mountainous, and island communities within mere hours, often at a cost lower than that of road transportation. At the core of our vision is the belief that same-day shipping should be a universal right.

Our ultimate goal is to empower every individual on the planet with affordable same-day deliveries. Join us in shaping a future where logistics know no boundaries, and cost-effective shipping is accessible to everyone, everywhere.


Job requirements

The Role

Reporting to the Flight Test Director, The Deputy Flight Test Director will be supporting the FTD and be responsible for supporting the definition of and completion of the first flights and follow-on development and acceptance flight test program of Black Swan Aircraft.

Responsibilities

• Support the FTD in the definition of flight test plan with Dronamics Chief Engineer and Director of Flight Operations.
• Support the FTD in creation of Flight Test Cards / agreement of Test Points
• Support of Flight Readiness Review
• Together with the FTD support the Management of Flight Test

• Creation and issue of Flight Test Report

• Deputise for FTD in their absence
• Participate in and support of test program design reviews, schedule meetings, liaison with test ranges. Etc.
• Display maturity and professionalism to lead the execution of flight test briefings and missions and oversee a team of discipline engineers.
• Write and review flight tests and safety plans

• Monitor performance parameters of experimental and operational systems during flights.
• Must work well in a team environment as well as independently.
• Position requires willingness to accept changing and evolving roles & responsibilities in support of.


Job requirements


Required Skills/Experience:
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Minimum of 5 years experience supporting flight test activities
• Proven leadership skills with the ability to lead a small team in successful flight testing

Desired Skills/Experience:

• Experience as an aircrew member (Pilot, EWO, NAV, etc.)
• Experience mentoring more junior FTEs and engineers
• Private Pilot license is a plus but not required

Education Requirements:

Bachelor of Science in technical field required


What we offer

A competitive compensation package for a Series A company

Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth on a global level

Tons of work, zero office politics - we are here to impact the lives of millions of people around the world

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to frame the future of how the world moves goods

Benefits package in each of our many entities


Location

This role will be essentially remote at the Flight Test Centre. Additional travel to London, Bulgaria or other countries in the EU may be required upon notice.

If you’re interested, please apply by sending us your CV and Cover Letter.

We are always looking for people who want to grow our business and nurture our culture and we’d love to hear more about you in your cover letter. Rather than ask you for the same old standard letter, we are very interested in the following things:

  • What excites you about our business opportunity?

  • Why are you our number one pick for this role?

  • What about you makes you ideally suited to a startup environment?

  • What is your understanding of an inclusive work culture?

We are looking forward to hearing from you and thanks in advance for considering a career at Dronamics. We’ll be in touch to arrange an interview if we think that there is a potential fit, but if you don’t hear from us please contact us again if you see us post other opportunities that interest you in the future.



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