Head of Flight-Testing Group

Spear is a multidisciplinary startup (located in Tel Aviv) founded in 2017 and develops and manufactures unmanned air systems for defense and HLS applications. As a leading company for UAS, Spear provides military clients, organizations, and governments, around the globe, with a unique and disruptive solutions for today’s chaotic battlefield. Spear systems combines cutting edge technologies in the field of Hardware, Software, Artificial Intelligence, Communication, Mechanics, Motion Control, Computerized Simulations, etc. As we continue to grow and scale up, we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

Job Description 

We are looking for the Head of Flight-Testing Group, with experience in flying & development of Airborne Systems in a variety of missions. You will be responsible for the following:

  • Lead the Development tests, all Training operations and Demonstrations – in-country and abroad. 
  • Lead the group Testing/Training/Demonstrating strategies, methods & methodologies.
  • Manage all flight Testing & Validation in the company, flight studies, trial and Evaluation processes starting from new capabilities to the stage of maturing the system.
  • Manage the group cooperating with Product, R&D, Operations and Marketing. This includes working with customers, field engineers, and other stakeholders to gather requirements, test systems, and resolve issues.
  • Working in a high–paced and vibrant atmosphere, meeting deadlines, and working under pressure in the test fields of the company.
  • Perform demonstrations (local and abroad), act as the front face for our customers.
  • Handle all Certifications needed for the group. 
  • This position includes – flights abroad for demonstrations.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience):

  • 8 years of experience in flight Test operations.
  • 5 years of experience in leading a team.
  • Experienced in airborne systems development processes.
  • Experienced in analyzing flight reports, data-driven analytics, etc. 
  • Experienced in supporting/leading failure investigations.
  • Experienced in armament systems – advantage.
  • Strong can-do approach and problem-solving capability.  
  • Communication skills in Hebrew and English
  • Flight Test Manager in the Air Force Flight Test Center / equivalent – advantage

            Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Understanding & knowledge of development principles, testing, Validation, and system evaluation methodologies. 
  • Presentable and have a high level of human relations and independence.
  • You must be able to write experimental plans and reports.

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