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UAV Flight Test Remote Pilot

  • GE Corporate
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/4/2018 11:49:18 PM
  • 3044590
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Corporate Business Innovations
Location(s): United States; Massachusetts; Boston


About Us:
GE Ventures is creating a new start-up, AiRXOS, Inc. 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. AIRXOS leverages GE’s operational excellence, brand, and scale to create options for breakout growth. AiRXOS is creating enabling infrastructure and robotics technologies that promote autonomy with persistent, geospatial big data stacks.

AiRXOS offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. AiRXOS 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:
In this role, you will be a flight test operator who enjoys working with our customers and our internal GE & AiRXOS design team to fly, test, construct, and integrate autonomous flight systems.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Fly UAV systems as a FAA Part 107 certified Remote Pilot to test AiRXOS developed control and sensing systems
  • Support flight test operations through hardware systems integration
  • Develop and execute flight test procedures in support of research and validation flight operations
  • Integrate AIRXOS software, GEAS products, on UAs and then verify and fight test
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and updates on UAS
  • Troubleshoot vehicle, system, hardware and software problems
  • Utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems
  • Identify product / design re-use opportunities to reduce development cost and risk
  • Document technical data needed for certification
  • Participate in relevant industry standards committees, working groups, and conferences


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical or Systems Engineering or related technical discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3 years of prior RC aircraft flight experience (fixed wing and multi-copter)
    • FAA Part 107 remote pilot certified

      Eligibility Requirements:

    • Travel to customer and GE sites as required
    • 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

      Desired Characteristics:
      • Experience in existing automated systems, hardware and / or software
      • High aptitude for problem solving
      • FAA licensed pilot
      • FCC licensed operator
      • PIXHAWK / Ardupilot experience
      • RC aircraft construction experience (soldering, autopilot programming, assembly, etc.)
      • Autonomous flight planning experience
      • Strong oral and written communication skills
      • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
      • Technological proficiency, including relevant engineering tools
      • Ability to successfully work in a team environment


      Locations: United States; Massachusetts; Boston

      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.

      GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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