Location(s): United States; Massachusetts, Michigan; Boston, Grand Rapids
About Us: GE Ventures is creating a new start-up, AIROS. This Start-up will have access to unparalleled resources through GE’s Global Research Center, GE Digital, GE Aviation Systems (GEAS) and GE’s IoT platform, Predix, NBC team leverages GE’s operational excellence, brand and scale to create options for breakout growth. The company is creating enabling infrastructure and robotics technologies that promote autonomy with persistent, geospatial big data stacks.
AIROS offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. AIROS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Role Summary: AIROS is looking for a Senior Test Engineer & Operations Leader to lead operations, regulatory & certification approach and systems integration testing strategy. This is a key role on the AIROS senior leadership team which will work closely with the team to establish a vision and roadmap for the AIROS technologies.
Essential Responsibilities: In the role of Senior Test Engineer & Operations Leader you will:
Lead business operations
Develop master field testing program plan for the business, including the testing of flight, equipage, delivery, process control and safety processes
Work with the AIROS technical and business team to design, resource and establish the test engineering organization needed to commercialize testing solutions for the unmanned industry
Participate in budget and product development meetings with various members of the business and the extended vendor base
Present and participate in the creation of presentations for senior company, customer and GE leadership
Lead interdisciplinary and intercompany working sessions on a regular basis, including the companywide engineering and operations meetings
Manage regulators and peer group
Lead development of regulatory approach in an environment where regulations are still evolving
Develop relationships across key leaders and influencers within GE, building trust and credibility to embody a culture of shared expertise and partnership through the development of AIROS
Act as an ambassador for business in internal and external interactions
Participate in field testing activities before regulatory bodies and customers
Lead testing efforts
Own systems testing & integration testing efforts
Ensure that all operating and delivery procedures are compliant with certain industry standards
Work with regulatory team on the development of testing procedures that are compliant with various sovereign regulatory schemas
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
10+ years in aviation and aviation certification with a track record of progressive responsibility growth
5+ years of experience in Program Management and/or operations
Familiar with FAA exemption and waiver processes under 107, 333, 2210
Experience leading large, matrixed teams, preferably in operations and management
Must combine the entrepreneurial focus demanded in small company environments with the ability to navigate and get things done in a large, matrixed organization
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
Ability and willingness to travel up to 30%, as required
Executive Experience in aviation industry is highly desirable
Strong process diligence and rigor in operating mechanics
Excellent organization skills; capacity to manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interface and influence at all levels in the organization
Ability to hit tight deadlines and work under pressure
Experience working and succeeding in a matrix environment
Demonstrated experience with vendor management and contract negotiation
Experience navigating large organizations and drawing upon broad, dispersed resources
Extremely hands-on; able to get things accomplished without directly managing a team; effective at working with consultants and other “borrowed” resources
Ability to earn the trust and confidence of multiple constituencies
Straightforward, open-minded, non-hierarchical
Able to build rapport at all levels within the company and GE and externally; able to work successfully in a large, highly-matrixed organization
Self-directed, creative, driven, organized, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously with appropriate sense of urgency
Adept at building consensus and driving ideas forward with conviction
Strong drive and high energy; action and results oriented
Proven track record with both working with senior executives & technical decision makers
Experience in working with local and remote teams across time zones
Locations: United States; Massachusetts, Michigan; Boston, Grand Rapids
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