Kadet DS – Lead Flight Operator & Controller

Kadet DS is a leading provider of state-of-the-art, high-performance unmanned systems. Through an in-depth understanding of the aerial target missions, our aerial targets have been developed to provide the warfighters and weapon developers with threat-representative systems capable of emulating existing and emerging threats. We also build products which are used to provide ISR and fulfill tactical roles. We are looking for motivated, proactive team members to join us. We have flown hundreds of flights till date in multiple countries and this role will help Kadet DS expand its scope of operations.



At Kadet DS, we live our core values of transparency, employee leadership and customer centricity. Our team’s collaborative nature combined with a high-energy environment means we tackle seemingly impossible challenges together.

Kadet DS is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse culture that values innovation, integrity, leadership and teamwork.

Job Description

We are seeking a Flight Operator and Controller (Pilot in Command) who has sound judgment, excellent interpersonal skills and high standards. Success will require attention to detail, a safety-oriented attitude, flexibility, and enthusiasm for cutting-edge technology.

The ideal candidate is a qualified [Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Aeronautical/Mechanical/ Others with UAS aviation experience with a passion for operational excellence and safety. The right candidate will have a critical attention to detail and the ability to solve problems in a complex environment without supervision and has a passion for all things unmanned.


You will be expected to conduct flight operations (ground and flight), perform equipment troubleshooting, and potentially conduct training/evaluation activities.

You will also interact with customers, setup flight missions based on training requirements and conduct pre mission planning conferences.


  • 1+ years working in the UAS space with knowledge in UAS dynamics, control and flight operations
  • Must be able to travel 30% – 40%, as required
  • Must hold a valid Indian Passport
  • Full Proficiency in spoken and written English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering from accredited institution
  • Experience with UAS flight instruction and/or flight standardization
  • Experience in the development of flight manuals, training materials and operational procedures for UAS operations
  • Experience in operation of Gasoline and Micro Jet Turbine is a plus

What to Expect

  • You will receive UAS training with the rest of the Flight Ops team to learn on the job.
  • You will become a certified Flight Ops professional – Being able to handle Pre-flight, Post-flight, Set up of Flight Plans, Operate GCS, Launching our UASs, and incident response alone, and have a thorough understanding of Kadet DS hardware.
  • You will become a qualified UAS Operations Instructor assisting with the delivery of classroom and ops training.
  • You will be looked to as someone looked at as a leader for the UAS Facility, fielding questions from your team and helping onboard new flight operations personnel coming on-board

Location: Bengaluru with Initial Training to be conducted in Kolkata.

How to Apply

Email your latest CV to careers@kadet-uav.com

Please mention “Lead Flight Operator & Controller” as the subject line of the email

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Contact Us

Kadet Defence Systems (P) Limited

89/2, Rampura, Bidarahalli Hobli,
Bengaluru 560 049, India.

Mob: +91 91102 27039

Email: sales@kadet-uav.com