In June 2018. Matternet completed successful pilot operations in Bern and Zürich and will be opening multiple permanent networks in Switzerland throughout 2018 and 2019.
Matternet is seeking an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Flight Director to join the team and direct operations within these networks.
A Matternet Flight Director is responsible for remotely directing drone network operations in Switzerland from the Matternet Mission Control in Zurich.
The ideal candidate will be able to manage separation between Matternet vehicles and manned aircraft, communicate effectively with the team, and be the daily representative of Matternet to its customers.
Occasional travel within Switzerland may be necessary.
Safely manage flight operations from Matternet Mission Control office in Dübendorf, following the safety concepts defined in the Flight Operations manuals
Manage and coordinate communications with onsite Matternet safety pilots
Monitor, and when determined necessary, take action to maintain safety
Maintain high quality aerospace standards at all times
Interface directly with customers and, when necessary, Air Traffic Control (ATC)
Maintain operational documentation and report to a local manager
Become knowledgeable in Matternet’s technology stack, understanding the impact of proposed technology changes to flight operations
Knowledge of Swiss aviation protocols
Experience following checklists and procedures in high-stress environments
Ability to troubleshoot issues with remote technical support
Demonstrated history of successful problem solving
Track record of reliable and responsible performance
Experience remaining adaptable and flexible to changing priorities
English proficiency (B2 level or more)
Valid residence permit in Switzerland or citizenship in
Ability to attend training in Lugano, Switzerland for 2-4 weeks prior to starting work in Zurich
Bachelor's degree, technical apprenticeship for at least 3 years, or associate's degree
German, Italian or French language skills
Working experience as air traffic controller
Aeronautical experience / Pilots license
Radio telephony certificate