As the Flight Test Program Manager, you will have the critical task of ensuring all test operations are completed in a safe and timely manner.  In this role, you will be responsible for the process by which we push our system to the limit and uncover weaknesses to inform future improvements. Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) coordinating with cross-functional stakeholders on engineering and global operations teams, strategizing around daily flight operations and tests to maximize efficiency, and pre-flighting and launching aircraft!

Your work will directly improve the reliable availability of medical products for patients at each hospital and health center we currently serve.

You will:

  • Own flight and other hardware testing to ensure we produce the most reliable and effective version of Matternet’s distributed delivery network possible
  • Lead and manage the test team in identifying bugs in hardware and software, then documenting, notifying responsible persons, and assisting in troubleshooting
  • Implement and operationalize the system by which engineers submit and prioritize test cards with a distributed risk review system
  • Develop a training program to teach new  test technicians how to execute test flights and other hardware tests
  • Develop a relationship with cross-functional partners and forecasting around testing demand and capacity, streamlining the test process and pace
  • Ensure that all testing environments and parameters for Part 135 operations are compliant; you will help define how releases of hardware, software and operational processes to Global Operations will differ from US Operations and other highly regulated environments 
  • Develop a testing program within the larger FAA framework
  • Manage several competing priorities ensuring critical projects remain visible to all stakeholders while maintaining a plan for less urgent matters
  • Enjoy optimizing and fine-tuning processes while running them daily
  • In the first 30 days: 
    • Become fully certified on Matternet's flight systems - including pre-flight, controlling, and basic maintenance
    • Become fluent in the testing tools we use, and leverage that proficiency to optimize the variety and volume of tests that we can conduct in a given time
  • In the first 60 days:
    •  Leverage your unique experience and creativity to improve our operations and allow Matternet to better serve our customers

Required:

  • Experience with Aviation Safety and leading Flight Testing
  • Experience managing a team
  • Experience in an autonomous environment where you identify what needs to happen and get it done with very little oversight
  • Experience in creative problem-solving in an unpredictable and dynamic environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Sound business judgment, proven ability to influence others, and strong analytical thinking skills
  • Experience leading and interacting with cross-functional teams
  • Required travel between Mountain View HQ and test sites

Great additions:

  • Holds a FAR Part 61 certification
  • Holds a FAR Part 107 certification

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