Head of Flight Safety

Mountain View, California
Matternet is looking for a Head of Flight Safety to report directly to the CEO and develop Matternet’s safety programs and initiatives including the identification of trends, hazard mitigation procedures, incident response, and media management. You will be our internal investigative unit and safety czar.

You Will:

    • Develop and manage our Safety Management System (SMS)
    • Manage and coordinate risk management and reduction strategies within the organization
    • Perform and coordinate incident, accident and irregular operations event investigations
    • Be the single point of contact to the media and external stakeholders during an incident
    • Be responsible for adhering to all applicable domestic and international laws and regulations
    • Work with the NTSB, FAA, DOT and other US and international government agencies when required
    • Attend and represent Matternet at industry and safety-related functions
    • Perform data analysis and trending for flight hazards. Work with Flight Operations staff to recommend safety improvements

You Have:

    • 10+ years' experience as a participant, or leader, of an aviation safety program
    • Master’s degree in aviation, engineering, or safety management related field. An exception can be made for a Bachelors degree with significant training and experience
    • Experience with analysis of data and risk mitigation using statistical analysis, risk assessment, and systems engineering concepts
    • Working knowledge and understanding of aviation safety programs both nationally and internationally to include but not limited to the Safety Management System (SMS), Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), and Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA)

Great Additions:

    • Working knowledge of German
About Matternet

Matternet is the developer of the world’s leading technology platform for on-demand aerial delivery in urban environments. The company provides its technology platform as a service to healthcare, e-commerce and logistics organizations. In March 2017, Matternet became the first company in the world to be authorized for full operations of drone logistics networks over densely populated areas in Switzerland. Since then, Matternet has executed over 3,000 flights in Zurich, Bern and Lugano. In May 2018, Matternet was selected to carry out drone logistics operations for US hospitals under the FAA's drone integration program. In March 2019, Matternet and UPS announced a partnership to provide drone delivery services to US healthcare systems, starting from WakeMed Health in NC. Matternet is based in Mountain View, CA and has 50 employees. Matternet's investors include Boeing, Daimler, Swiss Post and Sony. For more information, visit https://mttr.net

Selected Matternet press:

Fast Company: https://www.fastcompany.com/90324754/the-countrys-first-regular-commercial-drone-delivery-is-here
WIRED: https://www.wired.com/story/ups-matternet-drone-delivery-north-carolina/
CNBC: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/04/03/ups-partners-with-drone-startup-matternet-for-medical-sample-delivery.html
MIT technology review: https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/613255/the-first-commercial-drone-delivery-scheme-in-the-us-is-already-flying/
BusinessInsider: https://www.businessinsider.com/ups-first-revenue-generating-drone-delivery-with-matternet-2019-3

We're an equal opportunity employer.