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Posted on 3 months ago

Drone Pilot Test Engineer


Location: Austin,Texas,United States

Zeitview is the leading intelligent aerial imaging company for high-value infrastructure, providing businesses with actionable, real-time insights to recover revenue, reduce risk and improve build quality. We serve customers in the solar, wind, insurance, construction, real estate, and critical infrastructure industries. Trusted by the largest enterprises in the world, Zeitview is active in over 70 countries.

We are currently seeking a Drone Pilot Test Engineer to work with engineering to test and verify the efficacy and safety of our custom drone-based data collection system.  The pilot would also help us understand the usefulness of controls and systems and give useful feedback in order to improve the system.  Additionally, this person would help with release and training documentation to be provided to other pilots out in the field, help coordinate software and hardware releases and to help troubleshoot field issues and determine if issues are engineering related.  Finally, this person would help us train the pilot trainers on the proper use of our software and systems.


  • Oversee and perform ground and flight operations
  • Remote-pilot a drone, following specific flight plans or obtaining useful footage
  • Conduct flight demonstrations
  • Perform pre-flight, in-flight, and post-flight safety checks
  • Troubleshoot equipment issues
  • Ensure compliance with all FAA regulations
  • Collect aerial data to help engineering teams solve problems and develop new functionality
  • Test new software features to enhance flight operations and data capture
  • Give feedback to enhance flight operation and data capture software


  • Based in the Austin Texas Area
  • Availability to Travel
  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • Completion of training or a degree in aviation, engineering, or a related field
  • Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA (UAS Part 107 license)
  • Comfortable operating a UAS in various weather and light conditions
  • Comfortable operating a UAS with customized software in a safe manner
  • Comfortable working with engineering teams to collaborate on and execute test plans
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Work with the leading intelligent aerial imaging company with established, successful relationships across myriad industries
  • Medical insurance covered up to 100% depending the plan chosen
  • Dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible time off
  • Stock incentive program
  • Work from home environment
  • Autonomy and upward mobility
  • Diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, where your voice matters
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