Mission Operations Specialist

Galveston, Texas
Mission Operations /
Full Time /
Saronic Technologies is a leader in revolutionizing defense autonomy at sea, dedicated to developing state-of-the-art solutions that enhance maritime operations for the Department of Defense (DoD) through autonomous and intelligent platforms.

Job Overview
We are seeking a Mission Operations Specialist to ensure the successful deployment and operation of our autonomous surface vessels (ASVs) for DoD missions. You will collaborate closely with our engineering, software development, and client teams to execute missions effectively and contribute to the advancement of autonomous maritime capabilities.


    • Mission Planning and Execution: Collaborate with DoD stakeholders to understand mission objectives, requirements, and constraints. Develop comprehensive mission plans considering factors such as route optimization, environmental conditions, and risk mitigation. Coordinate the deployment and execution of ASV missions, ensuring adherence to timelines and objectives
    • ASV Operations and Monitoring: Oversee ASV operations during missions, monitoring vessel performance, sensor data, and mission progress in real time. Troubleshoot technical issues and implement contingency plans to ensure mission continuity. Maintain situational awareness of maritime environments and adjust mission parameters as needed
    • Data Analysis and Reporting: Collect, analyze, and interpret data acquired during ASV missions to derive actionable insights. Generate comprehensive mission reports detailing key findings, observations, and recommendations. Provide feedback to the engineering and development teams for continuous improvement of ASV capabilities
    • Training and Support: Conduct training sessions for DoD personnel on ASV operation, mission planning, and maintenance procedures. Provide ongoing support and assistance to end-users, addressing inquiries and resolving operational challenges effectively
    • Compliance and Safety: Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, DoD policies, and industry standards related to ASV operations. Implement safety protocols and procedures to mitigate operational risks and ensure personnel safety


    • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, maritime studies, or a related field is preferred
    • Experience in maritime operations, particularly with autonomous or unmanned systems is a plus
    • Proficiency in mission planning software, GIS tools, and maritime navigation systems
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make quick decisions under pressure
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across cross-functional teams
    • Prior SOF experience working with the DoD or other government agencies is a plus
Saronic does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.