Remote Pilot

Clearance Level
Atlantic City, New Jersey

REQ#: RQ136828

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is currently conducting multiple unmanned aircraft system (UAS) related research efforts on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Technology Research and Development Branch (ATR).  These research efforts include testing and evaluations of UAS detection and mitigation systems and exploring applications of UAS in and around the airport environment. The research conducted by ATR is highly visible with evolving objectives that have a high impact to airport safety and the National Airspace System (NAS). GDIT is seeking Remote Pilots to support these efforts.

  • Conduct UAS flight operations in support of FAA research efforts in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Submit FAA airspace authorizations, requests for waivers, and other necessary documentation.
  • Coordinate with various stakeholders
  • Conduct preflight planning to include assessment of weather conditions, coordination with air traffic control and other relevant entities, briefings, and issuance of Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs).
  • Ensure compliance with applicable FAA regulations and company standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and complete flight logs and records.
  • Perform and document minor maintenance/troubleshooting of UAS equipment, as required.


  • Must possess a current Part 107 certificate.
  • Must have in-depth experience with airport operations, aviation communications, and the National Airspace System (NAS).
  • Must have knowledge and experience with planning, coordinating, and executing UAS operations on and in the vicinity of an airport and within controlled and uncontrolled airspace, including obtaining the necessary FAA waivers, airspace authorizations, permits, approvals, etc.
  • Must have a minimum of 75 total flight hours operating various UAS platforms, including fixed wing and rotorcraft (100 hours desired).
  • Experience with crew resource management and safety risk management preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be willing to travel to various airports in the continental U.S. for up to 2 weeks per month.
  • Must be able to pass FAA background screening.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems or related aviation field preferred.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

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GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.