Operator for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Small Unmanned Aircraft System Operator to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. We have offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

You will serve as a small Unmanned Aircraft System Operator on various Government Contracts and Part 107 Commercial Operations. Dynetics sUAS Operators perform as remote pilots for both fixed-wings and multirotor platforms.

You’ll serve as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on projects and programs that involve sUAS flying or other related activities. Flight operations are conducted in outdoor field environments in various types of airspace and ground space.

Operators will be expected to work closely with individuals of widely disparate backgrounds, including engineering, science, military operations, aviation, and maintenance. Tasks include developing test plans, modifying aircraft, creating custom flight profiles, and providing technical solutions.

Flight Operations are conducted in heavily regulated environments with complex rules and procedures; knowledge of regulations, risk and safety analysis techniques is highly desired.

You must be willing to travel approximately 40% of the time to remote locations across the U.S. In addition, you must also be able to respond rapidly when called to support “pop-up” events,
including travel to off-site meetings with very short notice.

Basic Qualifications

Must have HS diploma or GED and a minimum of 2 years of applicable UAS experience or a B.S. Degree in a related field.
Current Part 107 Remote Pilot License.
Obtain and maintain an FAA Class II Medical (or Military Class II). Prefer current.
Knowledge of the National Airspace System (NAS) and Restricted Airspace.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Other Qualifications

Possess military or civilian aviation experience with strong familiarity with UAS platforms.

Familiarity with UAS industry specific software to include, but not limited to opensource ground control applications such as Mission Planner, QGroundControl, APM Planner, etc.

Ability to manually fly UAS platforms without the assistance of GPS guided flight modes.

MAVLink parameter(s) configuration/modification.

RFD900 Tools/telemetry module configuration.

Download and translate MAVLink log messages.

Knowledge of configuring RC equipment, specifically FrSky, Spektrum (and other brands).

RC model/hobby experience with Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) multi-rotor or fixed-wing aircraft (provide UAS logbook).

In-depth knowledge of Pixhawk autopilots.

FAA Private (or higher) pilot certificate.


Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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COVID Response

In order to enter Dynetics facilities in the U.S. and to attend Dynetics events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file for COVID-19. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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