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Drone Pilots Team Leader

D-Fend Solutions

D-Fend Solutions

Ra'anana, Israel
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024
D-Fend Solutions values its employees as our greatest asset. Our professionals and subject matter experts, including personnel from elite military intelligence technology units, provide the best possible solutions to our leading customers around the world. We are proud of our impressive presence across different environments and industries, as well as the results we have helped our customers achieve in contending with their counter-drone challenges.
In addition to professional expertise, D-Fend Solutions seeks candidates who will thrive in a fast-moving, innovative and collaborative culture. It helps if you enjoy having fun – our “D-Fenders” are a light-hearted bunch who have stashed rubber ducks all around our headquarters.
Are you interested in working with the world’s leading cyber-takeover counter-drone technology provider?
Join D-Fend Solutions in helping to make the world a safer place by addressing emerging challenges in the dynamic and exciting counter-drone arena!
We are looking for an experienced candidate for leading our drone activities, including planning, preparing, and executing field operations in various scopes (validation, demos, and experiments) as well as managing and leading the pilot’s team as an organic team.


  • Managing a young team of up to 10 drone pilots, as a professional leader and direct manager, including recruitment and team member advancement.
  • Oversee & manage the company’s vast drone fleet, including regular and reactive maintenance, purchase planning and budget control according to company’s roadmap.
  • Oversee & manage the drone technician team, from priority definition to product reviews and drone allocations.
  • Planning & executing field operations with consideration to regulatory aspects, field capabilities and logistic necessities.
  • Manage, improve and provide support to the company’s field operations.
  • Work as part of the QA group while working together with research and product groups and assist them in drone related activities.


  • Proven management experience as a team leader.
  • At least 3 years of experience as a drone pilot (military or civilian).
  • Valid CAAI license.
  • Experience working with Pixhawk, mission planner and various DIY protocols & modules – Advantage.
  • Proven experience of planning and executing field operations, from logistics preparation to execution.
  • Flight safety knowledge and orientation, drone regulatory knowledge.
  • Logistic orientation and the ability to work closely with suppliers.
  • Highly motivated, self-driven, independent with the ability to work in a dynamic, changing, and multidisciplinary environment.