2022-09-26 Google Operations Center
Christiansburg, Virginia, United States

About Wing: 

Wing is reshaping the future of delivery. We are an on-demand drone delivery service that can deliver food, medicine or other items within minutes. We’ve also developed an uncrewed traffic management platform to safely route drones through the sky. Our service is faster, safer and produces far less pollution than traditional delivery. Originally created in 2012 within X, the Moonshot Factory, Wing is now an Alphabet company.

About the Role: 

Wing is looking for a Full Time Employee Pilot-in-Command to join our Flight Operations team.  You will help us operate multiple highly autonomous uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS).  You will oversee the daily operational and technical needs of Wing’s site in Christiansburg, VA.  You will be the primary flight operations project manager and public outreach communicator for Wing in Christiansburg, VA. You will be expected to meet and maintain the qualification requirements to act as a pilot-in-command for our commercial drone delivery service. The ideal candidate has a passion for aviation and the ongoing development of this new industry and has three or more years of experience in a safety critical industry/role such as aviation, energy, transportation, etc. This position is subject to Wing’s Drug and Alcohol testing policy in accordance with Wing’s operating procedures

What you’ll do:

  • Qualify and function as a Part 135 sUAS pilot-in-command for Wing’s drone delivery service
  • Cross train and perform duties of a Ground Support Operator (GSO) and Visual Observer (VO) 
  • Function as Wing’s flight operations project manager and primary communicator for public outreach efforts in Christiansburg, VA
  • Manage the daily schedule execution for Wing flight operations in Christiansburg, VA
  • Function as Wing primary POC for daily operational or technical issues in Christiansburg, VA
  • Ensure operating site physical and technical readiness of flight operations equipment
  • Coordinate and support Operational Test & Evaluation for Wing in Christiansburg, VA.
  • Maintain the high professional standards required for a drone Part 135 pilot-in-command

Required Qualifications: 

  • Current FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate
  • Current FAA Second Class Medical Certificate or ability to obtain before starting
  • At least 3 years experience within the last 10 years of commercial or public UAS operations or university level education and training in civil UAS operations
  • Excellent ability to communicate clearly in spoken and written English
  • Willingness to speak and interact with public, government officials, partner stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Demonstrated experience or capability for project management
  • Experience working with web-based monitoring and control interfaces
  • Experience with technical or engineering record keeping methods and tools
  • Experience with scheduling or coordinating field operations in commercial or public sUAS operations or other industries
  • Recent supervisory experience
  • Ability to perform physically, lift 35 lbs and perform continuous tasks in outdoor environments for extended periods
  • Willingness to travel 1 week per quarter to complete initial and periodic training
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Willingness and ability to operate a light commercial vehicle for extended periods to support operations
  • Ability to work independently and in teams while still maintaining rigorous attention to detail
  • Willing to meet Pilot Records Improvement Act (PRIA) records consent requirements

Bonus Qualifications

  • Crewed aviation training or as a Pilot, Dispatcher, or Air Traffic Controller
  • Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) UAS Operations experience
  • Willing to travel within the United States up to 1 week per month for training and operations
  • Willingness to relocate from Christiansburg to another Wing location within the US after 12-24 months
At Wing, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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