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Be at the leading-edge of our exciting technology.

ISS Aerospace is an established UK company that designs, builds, and operates cutting-edge Unmanned Aerial Systems for a wide range of international clients and industry applications.  

Our fully integrated UAS are BVLOS capable.  They are designed to collect, rapidly process, and deliver meaningful information during autonomous operations in challenging environmental conditions. 

Our approach harnesses deep expertise, collaboration, innovation focused on customer needs, quality, rapid in-house iteration, and production.  We are proud to have achieved several UAS world firsts on our journey so far.

It is an exciting time to join us because we are in the early growth and the work that you will do, will really make an impact.

This is a full-time office-based role.

Some of the key responsibilities

This role is slightly unusual as you will be working in both pre-sale and post-sale project management.  Many of our sales enquiries are long term and complex collation of information and so your project management skills will help keep everything on track, then you will be charged with delivering the customer order on-time and in-budget. 

We are looking for someone who is comfortable with both high level and basic project management tasks and who will help us develop our systems.

You will be reporting into our Managing Director and working closely with the sales, technical and manufacturing teams.

The main responsibilities for the role include but are not limited to:

  • Client management and ensuring delivery against the Contract.
  • Supporting the Executive and sales teams on bid writing and reviews for new projects.
  • Coordinating the team on project documents and deliverables.
  • Assisting the Directors with planning of work.
  • Providing regular updates into the Master Schedule to ensure compliance with Project timescales.
  • Ensuring work packages are delivered within approved budgets.
  • Assisting in maintaining positive and effective communication during the project.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Your expertise & skills

We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference and be responsible for finding new sales opportunities and driving them to a successful conclusion.  This is very much a ‘hands-on’ role with 80% of your time talking to potential clients and building sustainable routes to market.

  • You will be well organised and used to working with young, highly intelligent teams.
  • You will need to be confident and methodical.
  • A thorough understanding of ISO9001/AS9100 and, ideally, experience in implementing these within a business.
  • Proven experience of delivering work packages within a highly complex project
  • Proven experience working within a Project Management environment.
  • Strong ICT skills
  • A proactive approach to managing workload.
  • An Engineering / Project Management background gained within Aerospace and/or Defence.
  • Project management and/or risk management qualifications.
  • Keen to get involved, with a positive and can-do attitude and a passion for helping the team produce great results.
  • Good eye for detail, with the ability to organise and multi-task.
  • Able to take own initiative, deal with difficult situations effectively and calmly.

It will be essential for this role that you are entitled to live and work in the UK and there will be a specific requirement for you to undergo vetting and successfully achieve an NSVS security clearance.

Work and Benefits

Security clearance

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to necessary references being obtained, attainment of a security check and relevant clearances and as applicable, a medical assessment.

Work pattern

Understanding that everyone has different challenges, and we are happy to see if we can find ways of working that benefit both of us.  While we see this role as primarily office-based but are happy to discuss how it might be delivered with hybrid working to fit in with other commitments in your life. 

Benefits

We’re still young and there’s plenty of opportunity to grow with the company as well as influencing the direction that the company takes.  We think that we offer a competitive benefits package:-

  • 25 days holiday (pro-rata), plus bank holidays and Christmas shutdown
  • Free coffee, tea and snacks

  
and after completing your probation period

  • NEST Private Pension contributions, matched contribution
  • Private Healthcare scheme

ISS Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to necessary references being obtained, attainment of a security check and relevant clearances and as applicable, a medical assessment.

Salary: £DOE

Be at the leading-edge of our exciting technology.

ISS Aerospace is an established UK company that designs, builds, and operates cutting-edge Unmanned Aerial Systems for a wide range of international clients and industry applications. 

Our fully integrated UAS are BVLOS capable.  They are designed to collect, rapidly process, and deliver meaningful information during autonomous operations in challenging environmental conditions.

Our approach harnesses deep expertise, collaboration, innovation focused on customer needs, quality, rapid in-house iteration, and production.  We are proud to have achieved several UAS world firsts on our journey so far.

It is an exciting time to join us because we are in the early growth and the work that you will do, will really make an impact.

This is an office-based role and will require you to commute on weekdays.

Some of the key responsibilities

The main responsibilities for the role include but are not limited to:

  • Maiden, setup and test flights of UAVs
  • Customer handovers and training sessions
  • Lead, plan and execute complex flight test programs
  • Operating our aircraft during R&D trials either internally or with end customers
  • Fleet management of our own test and demo aircraft
  • Payload testing and data gathering
  • Collaboration with the engineering teams to help refine our drone technology and trial methodologies
  • UK and worldwide travel in support of flight operations, deliveries and trials

 

Your expertise & skills

  • Excellent piloting skills with the ability to fly manually
  • Confidence in operating UAVs in all flight modes
  • Active in a similar role within the last 12 months
  • Experience with CAA paperwork and requirements
  • Proficient in various GCS applications
  • Experience with Cube and Arducopter
  • Good IT capabilities for cross platform working on GCS
  • Good working knowledge of core UAV components and capabilities
  • Full driving licence, passport, and the ability to be SC cleared

 

Beneficial To Have

  • Experience operating UAVs over 500kg
  • MoD trials management
  • Project management capabilities
  • PX4 and other flight stacks
  • Knowledge of aircraft tuning and debugging
  • Ability to design and implement detailed test procedures and safety protocols
  • Knowledge and experience of using Edge computing and working with autonomous UAVs
  • Experience of Linux/Ubuntu operating systems

 

Work and Benefits

Security clearance

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to necessary references being obtained, attainment of a security check and relevant clearances and as applicable, a medical assessment.

Work pattern

Understanding that everyone has different challenges, and we are happy to see if we can find ways of working that benefit both of us.  While we see this role as primarily office-based but are happy to discuss how it might be delivered with hybrid working to fit in with other commitments in your life.

Benefits

We’re still young and there’s plenty of opportunity to grow with the company as well as influencing the direction that the company takes.  We think that we offer a competitive benefits package:-

  • 25 days holiday (pro-rata), plus bank holidays and Christmas shutdown
  • Free coffee, tea and snacks

  
and after completing your probation period

  • NEST Private Pension contributions, matched contribution
  • Private Healthcare scheme

 

ISS Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to necessary references being obtained, attainment of a security check and relevant clearances and as applicable, a medical assessment.

Salary: £DOE

Be at the leading-edge of our exciting technology.

ISS is looking for a passionate UAV systems software engineer. This role is designed to primarily to exploit our class leading UxV hardware and processing capabilities in the autonomy critical sectors we currently operate in. ISS is a fast moving developer of UxV solutions for some of the most challenging unmanned applications in todays market. In this role you will be working with both our internal ISS teams and external partners to produce solutions for our varied range of customers.

ISS Aerospace is an established UK company that designs, builds, and operates cutting-edge Unmanned Aerial Systems for a wide range of international clients and industry applications. 

Our fully integrated UAS are BVLOS capable.  They are designed to collect, rapidly process, and deliver meaningful information during autonomous operations in challenging environmental conditions.

Our approach harnesses deep expertise, collaboration, innovation focused on customer needs, quality, rapid in-house iteration, and production.  We are proud to have achieved several UAS world firsts on our journey so far.

It is an exciting time to join us because we are in the early growth and the work that you will do, will really make an impact.

This is an office-based role and will require you to commute on weekdays.

Some of the key responsibilities

The main responsibilities for the role include but are not limited to:

  • Fast paced software development, integration and testing either for release into our established hardware ecosystem, or as part of novel R&D and trials based activities.
  • Creation, maintenance and optimisation of a code base for the ISS UxV hardware. Utilising ROS/ROS2, bespoke software and third-party integrations.
  • Act as a bridge between ISS and our various software partners to ensure streamline integration of their capabilities into our ecosystem
  • Working with the concept and hardware teams to imagine new capabilities, features and products
  • Exploit and implement all available capabilities from the autonomy hardware present on our platforms
  • Development of the interface between the user and the UxVs, either bespoke as a general framework, or via third party autopilot/GCS systems
  • Develop and implement a robust testing system for the stability of any software and autonomy systems
  • Research develop and implement new autonomy, software and interface features, and source/review appropriate enabling sensors and hardware

 

Your expertise & skills

  • Good working knowledge of the fundamentals of UAVs and UxVs. Including sensors, actuators, navigation, autopilots, control theory
  • Excellent working knowledge of frameworks and open-source protocols in UxVs (Ardupilot, MAVLink etc)
  • Proficency with Python, C++, Linux, LUA scripting
  • Experience utilising Nvidia Orin/Xavier/AGX hardware as companion computers in UxVs
  • Computer vision based positioning and navigation experience (SLAM, Visual Oddometry, Segmentation etc)
  • ROS/ROS2 & MAVProxy experience
  • Code deployment on low SWaP computers at the edge

 

Beneficial To Have

  • A degree in Computer science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or a related subject
  • Experience with simulation tools such as Airsim, Gazebo, X-Plane Unreal Engine etc
  • Previous experience developing plugins and scripts for Q, Mission Planner and other GCS software platforms
  • PX4, Micropilot, Cloudcap and other flight stack experience
  • Rapid prototyping skills, and experience with design and deployment of complex robotic systems

 

Work and Benefits

Security clearance

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to necessary references being obtained, attainment of a security check and relevant clearances and as applicable, a medical assessment.

Work pattern

Understanding that everyone has different challenges, and we are happy to see if we can find ways of working that benefit both of us.  While we see this role as primarily office-based but are happy to discuss how it might be delivered with hybrid working to fit in with other commitments in your life.

Benefits

We’re still young and there’s plenty of opportunity to grow with the company as well as influencing the direction that the company takes.  We think that we offer a competitive benefits package:-

  • 25 days holiday (pro-rata), plus bank holidays and Christmas shutdown
  • Free coffee, tea and snacks

  
and after completing your probation period

  • NEST Private Pension contributions, matched contribution
  • Private Healthcare scheme

ISS Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to necessary references being obtained, attainment of a security check and relevant clearances and as applicable, a medical assessment.

Salary: £DOE

WHY ISS AEROSPACE?

An established UK manufacturer with a strong background and history in the market. The company is now evolving and scaling its operations to meet increased demand. Using the benefit of a successful funding round in this exciting sector.

Working for us, you will be at the cutting edge of UAS development. You will be working for some of the most prestigious clients nationally and internationally. A strong team ethos and joining the team now can lead to significant opportunity to have a voice.

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WORKING ENVIRONMENT

We enjoy a unique working environment, which means no two days are the same. Every day offers a challenge. We work together to over come these. Knowledge sharing and training is key. We believe there is always something to learn, or improve. Our team always encourages continuous professional development.

Candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies and projects will require full SC clearance which will require further evidence to be provided.

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