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Test & Evaluation Flight Manager

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

London, UK
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

Anduril Industries is a defense technology company with a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a realtime, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge autonomy, AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.

Anduril Industries is a defense technology company with a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a real-time, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge autonomy, AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our Test and Evaluation (T&E) team as a Flight Operations Manager. You will work closely with the London office, T&E leadership and a wide spectrum of business lines to establish and provide oversight of regulatory compliance, training, safety, flight operation and standard practices both on-site and at a variety of test facilities. The challenges you will face will be innumerable and unpredictable, but you will be expected to work with cross functional teams to find resolutions that enable test flight activity in the EMEA region.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Engage with the Civil Aviation Authority & Military Aviation Authority on a variety of regulatory issues and advise on internal flight test planning & procedures
  • Build-out Anduril UKs MAA organization
  • Design Operational Safety Case (OSC) requirements for specific category flight profiles in UK and European airspace
  • Operate target drones, initially focused on group 1-2 sized aircraft including various quad-rotor and fixed wing, for test engineering
  • Assemble and operate drones for manual and autonomous flight
  • Help our Integration Engineers with a variety of operational tasks that enable engineering, such as flight execution, material prep, or supporting test profiles by participating in flight tests
  • Assist in sourcing components and airframes for testing against our Air Defense systems
  • Work with our engineering teams to provide flight support for the Air Defense system, this includes waypoint planning, and managing the suite of air vehicles that are available for use
  • Become the accountable safety manager for flight operations in the region and ensure your team conforms to Anduril’s wider policies and best practices
  • Assist our onsite team maintain UK based flying sites
  • Travel to various test sites and offices depending on testing requirements and team needs
  • Construct high-level test plans and test procedures centred around envelope expansion and exercising UK Engineering payloads, sensors, algorithms and autonomous behaviors.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Significant knowledge and understanding of UK Airspace regulations and operating restrictions, including Notice to Aviation.
  • Knowledge and experience navigating the Defense Air Environment Operating framework as laid out in RA 1160, including adding RPAS to the MAR and specific category categorization
  • RC pilot experience on both rotary and fixed wing in the Open Categories
  • Experience submitting Operational Authorization and associated documentation requests with the CAA
  • Maintain a Flyer ID, a GVC for Rotary and Fixed Wing & have experience as the accountable person with an Operator ID related to UAS activity in the UK
  • Experienced with Pixhawk, ArduPilot and other flight controllers, including physical setup, configuration and operations
  • Experience testing and troubleshooting electrical, electronic, and avionic systems
  • Knowledge of CAN bus protocols such as MIL-STD-1553 and OpenCyphal (formerly known as UAVCAN)
  • Ability to travel 50+% of the time and commute weekly to a London based office
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to own a variety of tasks in an autonomous environment
  • Able to work extended hours as required
  • Strong customer service mentality
  • Ability to de-construct and deliver results against complex tasks
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Able to lift 20kg overhead without support
  • Ability to obtain a U.K Security Check (SC) or higher clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • B1 or B2 Engineer or CAA Private Pilots License (PPL)
  • Flight Radiotelephony Operator’s License (FRTOL)
  • Understanding of Defense standard 00-970 Part 9, NAVAIR, AS91
  • Mechanical experience
  • Soldering
  • Linux Fundamentals
UK Salary Range
£96,000£144,000 GBP

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offer may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations. Highly competitive equity grants are included in the majority of full time offers; and are considered part of Anduril's total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Platinum Healthcare Benefits: For U.S. roles, we offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision) that are 100% covered by Anduril for you and 90% covered for your dependents.
    • For UK roles, Private Medical Insurance (PMI): Anduril will cover the full cost of the insurance premium for an employee and dependents.
    • For AUS roles, Private health plan through Bupa: Coverage is fully subsidized by Anduril.
  • Basic Life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance 100% covered by Anduril, plus the option to purchase additional life insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Extremely generous company holiday calendar including a holiday hiatus in December, and highly competitive PTO plans.
  • 16 weeks of paid Caregiver & Wellness Leave to care for a family member, bond with your baby, or tend to your own medical condition.
  • Family Planning & Parenting Support: Fertility (eg, IVF, preservation), adoption, and gestational carrier coverage with additional benefits and resources to provide support from planning to parenting.
  • Mental Health Resources: We provide free mental health resources 24/7 including therapy, life coaching, and more. Additional work-life services, such as free legal and financial support, available to you as well.
  • A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians.
  • Daily Meals and Provisions: For many of our offices this means breakfast, lunch and fully stocked micro-kitchens.
  • Company-funded commuter benefits available based on your region.
  • Relocation assistance (depending on role eligibility).
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan - both a traditional and Roth 401(k). (US roles only)

The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process.

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Anduril team is made up of incredibly talented and unique individuals, who together are disrupting industry norms by creating new paths towards the future of defense technology. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We actively encourage members of recognized minorities, women, Veterans, and those with disabilities to apply, and we work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all applicants throughout the interview process. If you are someone passionate about working on problems that have a real-world impact, we'd love to hear from you!

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