Unmanned Aerial Systems Mentor – Across Africa

Job Location: Africa

Dove Air’s mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. We believe that where you live should never dictate whether you live. We are at the forefront of a logistics revolution, using autonomous aircraft to deliver just-in-time, lifesaving medical supplies at a national scale in several countries and expanding around the world. Are you interested in building a system that 500 million people will depend on with their lives?

Ready to change the world?

Our instructors will advise and support the deployment of Group II UAS Capability, identify candidate locations for initial and follow-on Group II UAS deployment, develop plans for pilot test and rapid rollout of Group II UAS employment, support establishment of in-country mission planning, sustainment, and PED processes, identify and resolve operational challenges to supporting the desired up-tempo, provide an assessment of constraints and opportunities to actualize Group II UAS capability.

The primary focus is to establish and build the UAS ISR program maturity rapidly to facilitate the successful deployment of Group II UAS operations. These activities will also help build out the TTP, systems, and lessons learned to support and improve a large cohort of UAS operators expected to undergo training and certification in 2020. There is a critical need to formalize several low-level tasks associated with sustaining and institutionalizing the UAS program. Specifically, maintenance documentation (2404), issue/turn-in receipts, inventory management (excel vs. chalkboard), pre-mission op-orders, flight logs, and post-mission reporting. The training will provide the maintenance/repair skills necessary to sustain the platform’s operational utilization and provide advanced skills to operators to develop a cadre of personnel that can support the initialization of operations for security missions. The maintenance portion will focus on component replacement, utilization of 3D printing, and providing fiberglass patches. The operator training will include managing multiple aircraft in shared airspace, conducting GCS hand-over in-flight, establishing operating parameters, mission planning, and execution template developed during the UAS administrative support period.

We will pay particular attention to Level II & III Maintenance, repair, and sustainment training for the platform consisting of component testing and replacement: composite patching and repair for aircraft exterior, removal, and installation of electrical interior systems, GCS (Hardware, Software, and Telemetry) component testing, replace, and repair.

We will further develop and implement training flight and mission log information management process, identify and secure access/use of existing datasets to support mission planning, Identify data analysis tools and provide training on utilization to support the ISR mission, capture and utilize environmental and atmospherics data in ISR training/mission area, Apply analysis to both qualitative and quantitative datasets, develop a process for collection, analysis, and dissemination of ISR mission video captures, develop and implement intelligence reporting infosec and dissemination procedures, diagnostic analysis of aircraft, payload, and associated systems performance.

We will continue to develop the mission profiles to leverage enhanced payload and flight times, develop or modify existing TTP to incorporate adjacent organization coordination processes, develop or modify existing TTP and mission profile selection based on data analysis, validate newly proposed or modified TTP in the training area to confirm/deny based on data, develop and implement the system for TTP introduction and receiving feedback from operations.

UAS Group 2 Operations Experience

Military Training experience

Licensed UAS operator

Development of TTP/POIs/UAS intel analysis dissemination

UAS maintenance experience

UAS operational planning experience

Dove Air is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws or our sensibilities. 

We value diversity at Dove Air and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!

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