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Head of Independent System Monitoring

RemoteLondon, England, United KingdomR&D

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 landstrip. 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

As Head of Independent System Monitoring you will be in charge of the independent and systematic monitoring of compliance with, and adequacy of, the documented procedures of Design Assurance System.


  • Independently monitor that Dronamics Design Organisation Approval is maintained in accordance with the applicable EASA Part 21 requirements 

  • Review, as part of the release workflow, the DO Handbook and the DOA processes and procedures, to check their compliance with the applicable EASA Part 21 requirements

  • Define the DOA yearly audit schedule to cover all the applicable Part 21 requirements in the time frame and ensure that scheduled audits are performed by properly qualified Auditors

  • Ensure that DOA audit reports and raised findings are distributed within the DO and properly managed, up until their closure

  • Periodically report to the HoD on the DOA monitoring results and status update

  • Manage the relationship with the Agency DOA Team Leader (DOATL), supporting the organisation of agency audits performed on Dronamics DOA and ensuring that raised findings are distributed within the DO and properly managed 

  • Receive from the DOATL the results of EASA surveillance activity and ensure that EASA audit reports and raised findings are distributed within the DO and properly managed until their closure and acceptance by the DOATL

Job requirements

Skills & Experience

​​Good communication skills

Thorough knowledge of the applicable requirements to Design Organisations and to the Type Certification of products

Previous job involvement in setting up or monitoring Design Organisations, or previous active involvement in EASA Type Certification processes

Thorough knowledge of EASA Part-21 and the related AMC

Good experience in auditing techniques and of leading and executing audits and assessments

Good experience in aviation development and certification processes

Minimum 5 years of experience as a member of the Quality Team,, preferably in the aviation industry

Experience in interfacing with aviation authorities.

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


  • This role will initially be remote and we are open to a location across Europe. There is a requirement for frequent international travel