UAS Operator/Instructor

Operations Huntsville, Alabama


 WORK LOCATION: Huntsville, AL 

SALARY RANGE: $75,000 - $85,000 




Edge Autonomy is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our team as a UAS Pilot/Technician/Instructor. This role involves operating uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS), providing technical support, and delivering training to ensure safe and efficient operations. The ideal candidate should possess FAA ratings and exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to conduct demonstrations and equipment testing.    



The following job functions are a basic requirement but are not limited to and may be assigned other duties.    

Perform UAS Operations:   

  • Operate uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) in compliance with FAA regulations and company guidelines.
  • Conduct pre-flight inspections, mission planning, and post-flight analysis.
  • Ensure safe and efficient UAS operations in various operational environments.
  • Travel up to 50%

Technical Support:    

  • Maintain and troubleshoot UAS equipment, including performing repairs and maintenance tasks.
  • Conduct equipment testing and evaluation to ensure optimal performance and functionality.
  • Stay updated with the latest UAS technology advancements and industry trends.

Training Delivery:   

  • Develop and deliver UAS training programs for both internal personnel and external clients.
  • Instruct and guide individuals in UAS piloting techniques, safety procedures, and regulatory compliance.
  • Conduct demonstrations and simulations to enhance trainees' understanding and proficiency.
  • Safety and Compliance:   
  • Adhere to FAA regulations and guidelines, ensuring compliance during UAS operations and training activities.
  • Promote and maintain a culture of safety, emphasizing best practices and risk mitigation strategies.



The following are a non-exhaustive list of qualifications for the position: 

  • Military Experience
  • UAS Part 107 endorsement
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to meticulously follow operational protocols and safety procedures
  • Experience in conducting demonstrations and equipment testing
  • Knowledge of UAS technology, airspace regulations, and industry best practices
  • Excellent communication and instructional skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex concepts to trainees.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities in UAS equipment.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.
  • Ability to lift boxes regularly. 



  • FAA pilot-rated 
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) certification



  • Matching 401(k)
  • Paid PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Group Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • HSA and FSA Options
  • Critical Care Plan
  • Accident Care Plan


Hiring Requirements 

If an offer of employment offer is extended, applicant must have the ability to pass a background check and the ability to be insured by the Company’s Auto-policy. An Offer of Employment is contingent upon the results. 


Clearance Requirements 

This position may require access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). To comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify a US person’s status. 


Edge Autonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Edge Autonomy is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact [email protected] 

Continued employment remains on an “At-Will” basis.