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Director, Network Operations Centre - Malta

Malta, Valletta, VallettaAirline Network Operations

Job description

Our Company

Our mission at DRONAMICS is to democratize air freight and enable same day shipping for everyone, everywhere. To achieve this, we are developing a new type of cargo airplane, one that is small, remotely-piloted and extremely fuel efficient. It can transport up to 350 kg over 2,500 km for a cost that's 50% lower than other airplanes. It flies autonomously, can be monitored and managed remotely via satellite, and can land and take off anywhere with at least 400m of landing strip This is the kind of technology that can transform whole economies.

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.

We are starting with domestic air networks in Europe and Australia with fleets of the Black Swan, taking advantage of the multitude of small airfields that are often unused, training local personnel as drone and logistics operators, and partnering with local industry to provide a valuable lifeline of getting goods in and out of small, remote, mountainous and/or island communities within hours at a cost that is often below even that of road transportation.

We believe that rapid and reliable shipping has enormous socio-economic benefits , and our goal is to enable same-day deliveries for every single person on the planet at a cost that they can afford.

The Role

The Director, Network Operational Centre (NOC) - Malta is responsible for the overall management and future development of the NOC, to ensure all operational activities are accomplished in a timely manner to the defined EASA requirements and quality standards required by company procedures.


  • Lead a diverse team of specialists and stakeholders from in the delivery of an effective and efficient airline operation in Europe with a firm focus on achieving excellent levels of on-time performance, cost management and customer experience whilst ensuring the safety and security of company clients, staff and assets

  • Collaborating on the strategic development and direction of a fully cross functional NOC through the design and development of integrated processes that support and enable the NOC. Also involves building strong relationships with relevant stakeholders and leading NOC process improvements as the airline continues operational growth

  • Establishes the policies, procedures, rules and guidelines required to facilitate a fully integrated NOC in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders

  • Develops and creates long term cost reduction strategies by analyzing and evaluating company data and industry trends

  • Drives and develops the NOC management team to excellence in operational performance to achieve and exceed the established business goals

  • Participate in the Network Control and Ops Planning functions providing on-going strategic and tactical direction to Managers so that the published schedule is maintained in the most cost effective manner with minimal disruption to passenger experience or on-time performance

  • Identify, initiate and drive cost reduction methods in the operations business model and recovery planning

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

Job requirements

  • Previous experience as an airline network operations control director/manager, namely in setting up and running an Airline Integrated Operations Control Centre and/or Air Traffic Control Centre

  • Experience in transition from a traditional Operations Control Centre to an Integrated Operations Control Centre

  • Experience in contributory areas of airline operation including cargo, ground handling, airport operations, maintenance etc

  • Highly developed planning, analytical and problem solving skills

  • Understanding of key stakeholder functions including engineering, flight operations, safety and finance.

  • Ideally, a deep knowledge and thorough experience in the operational areas, including flight and ground operations, maintenance, safety and operations management

  • Outstanding leadership experience, resulting in an excellent ability to communicate and direct a large operational organization

  • Well-developed understanding of the commercial impacts of operations and associated financial/budgetary work

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and effective in a multicultural setting

  • Degree in an Operational, Aviation, Engineering, Business and/or Private Pilot's License or experience in related field would be beneficial