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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Zipline was founded to create the first logistics system that serves all humans equally. Our aim is to solve the world’s most urgent and complex access challenges. Leveraging expertise in robotics and autonomy, Zipline designs, manufactures and operates the world’s largest automated delivery system. Zipline serves tens of millions of people aroun...
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    Aviation Regulatory Affairs

    About You And The Role

    We are looking for someone who can spearhead expansion of Zipline’s UAS commercial delivery operations in Zipline’s markets throughout Africa. As a member of Zipline’s Legal, Regulatory & Policy team, you will be responsible for obtaining international aviation regulatory approvals that enable Zipline to operate safely, efficiently, and at scale in various geographies around the world.

    You will serve as the primary point of contact with key regulators and other government decision-makers in support of Zipline’s international commercial UAS operations. You will also advise Zipline’s internal teams on current and future regulatory requirements and how to meet them, and collaborate cross-functionally with external experts, regulatory bodies, and industry groups. To succeed in leading Zipline’s interactions with various international aviation and transportation regulators, you must quickly develop an extraordinary command of Zipline’s end-to-end commercial UAS operations.

    As our Aviation Regulatory Affairs - Africa hire, you will have the uncommon opportunity to architect and execute the regulatory strategy that opens skyways for millions of people to reliable, on-demand access to essential medical supplies.

    What You'll Do

    1. Lead airspace integration and related regulatory approval processes in new markets across Africa.
    2. Address any regulatory challenges to rapidly scaling in Zipline’s existing markets.
    3. Build and maintain positive relationships with aviation regulators.
    4. Ensure Zipline’s local teams understand relevant regulatory requirements and are empowered to meet them.

    Within 3 months you will:

    1. Achieve one or more key aviation regulatory goals that enables Zipline to serve a new geography in Africa.
    2. Be the first point of contact for teammates and regulators on all aviation regulatory requirements applicable to Zipline’s current and future delivery operations.
    3. Communicate directly with multiple civil aviation authority offices and teams regarding Zipline’s commercial operations.

    Within 6 months you will:

    1. Develop strategy and prioritize relevant African markets for regulatory efforts, working closely with Zipline’s regulatory and legal teams.
    2. Be building and implementing the regulatory compliance framework to support Zipline’s commercial UAS operations at scale in a new country.

    What You'll Bring

    1. Prior experience working directly with foreign civil aviation authorities, including senior-level management and technical staff, and owning strong partnerships with aviation bodies and other regulators (e.g. defense agencies, ministries of transportation)
    2. Strong language skills (fluent in English and French required)
    3. A resourceful, self-starter approach focused on delivering great outcomes and turning a ‘no’ into a ‘yes’ .
    4. A quick grasp of complex technical concepts and regulatory issues and their implications on Zipline’s business.
    5. Analytical rigor and breakthrough creativity to be “first of a kind” through challenging regulatory processes.
    6. Willingness to get nerdy and dive headfirst into Zipline’s UAS technology and operations.
    7. Strong communication skills; a proven ability to work collaboratively with external and internal stakeholders.
    8. Grit, aptitude, and resilience to thrive in novel, uncertain and constantly-changing business and regulatory environments.
    9. Judgment to act decisively when armed to do so and conviction to otherwise ask for help from your team and/or mobilize internal resources to achieve goals.
    10. Willingness to travel internationally on a frequent basis.

    Method of Application

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