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Drone airspace management is a rapidly growing and vitally important industry, and SkySafe is leading the way. Our commitment to protecting against threats while safely integrating commercial drones into the national airspace sets us apart.

SkySafe's technology allows governments, law enforcement, airports, corporations, cities, and more to manage their airspace with real-time drone data and analytics.

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The commercial drone industry delivers humanitarian gains and economic and environmental benefits.

Our Values

Our core values are the foundation of SkySafe, and they guide everything we do and how we do it. Whether you’re part of our team or a client, you will experience these values in every interaction with our company.

Service

Our products address a deep-seated need to feel safe, and we never lose sight of that. We serve our clients, our global community, and our common good.

Trustworthiness

In an industry like ours, trust is paramount. We are dedicated to honest and direct communication without exception.

Self-reliance

Our company is built on grit and faith in each other. Our strong roots have given us an unshakable “Can Do” attitude in all that we undertake.

Teamwork

We trust, believe in, and rely on one another, and we partner with our customers – always listening closely to their unique wants and needs.

Leadership

Grant Jordan CEO

Grant Jordan

CEO

Grant Jordan is CEO at SkySafe. After graduating from MIT, Grant served as an officer in the US Air Force for four years. At the Air Force Research Lab, he designed and built hardware systems for counter-IED missions and small UAVs, specializing in rapid product development for Special Forces units. In graduate school at UC San Diego, Grant conducted research in online criminal campaigns and analysis of the Bitcoin network. As President of Somerset Recon, he led a team of security researchers and engineers analyzing the security of hardware systems for government and commercial customers. Grant has spoken at numerous conferences including DEFCON and the Commercial UAV Expo.

Mike Spindel

CTO

Mike Spindel is CTO at SkySafe. During his time at MIT, he conducted research on ad-hoc wireless networks at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. After graduating, he spent several years writing backend software for large web services. At Somerset Recon, he specialized in firmware development and hardware/software reverse engineering. Mike has presented at several well-known security conferences, including Black Hat USA in Las Vegas. At SkySafe, Mike oversees the cutting edge technology of our drone defense systems.

Tarak Makecha

VP of Finance and Operations

Tarak is the VP of Finance & Operations at SkySafe. His prior experience includes Economic Research at Flexport, Finance & Operations at Tesla and Management Consulting in Aerospace & Defense at Deloitte. Prior to his private sector work, he was an Army Officer in both conventional and special operations units. His undergraduate and graduate education comes from the University of Texas and London School of Economics.

Emily Rhodes

VP of Marketing

Emily is a proven growth-oriented, SaaS marketing professional with many years of experience leading marketing departments. She brings enthusiasm for innovation and creativity with a focus on driving demand and marketplace leadership. A graduate of the University of South Carolina and former President of the American Marketing Association’s Houston Chapter, Emily believes dynamic content is the key to capturing the attention of a competitive marketplace.
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"Drones present as much opportunity as risk, and we've made it our job to help clients safely manage both."

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CEO

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Careers

SkySafe has attracted the best minds in hardware security, reverse engineering, digital signal processing, and software defined radio. Join our fast-growing team.

Position:

We are looking for an experienced Business Operations and Finance Manager to join our fast-growing team. The position will merge the traditional financial planning and analysis function with broader strategic decision making. You will work across functions and company leadership to recommend and implement solutions. The ideal candidate will be proactive, takes ownership and thrives in an ambiguous fast paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, build and continuously improve SkySafe reporting including weekly metrics, investor reporting and functional business reviews
  • Own the company's financial model, forecast and long-range planning cadence
  • Develop business cases to evaluate new opportunities and prioritize capital investment
  • Analyze key performance indicators to provide strategic insights and conclusions
  • Identify, scope and lead key initiatives that will improve SkySafe's business health and unlock bottlenecks

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics and/or equivalent professional experience
  • 5 - 7 years of experience in management consulting or investment banking; startup experience a plus
  • Track record of success in driving measurable change and influencing company leadership
  • Superb analytical skillset within a Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets
  • Strong written and verbal executive communication
  • Comfortable owning and driving cross-functional initiatives

We are looking for an experienced Channel Manager to join our fast-growing team. The Channel Manager will play a key role in growing the business in the defense, homeland security, law enforcement, and commercial markets including airports, correctional facilities and more. They will serve as our partners’ point of contact to SkySafe product and service catalogue. They will work with key partners to initiate business discussions around their onboarding, training, enablement, and sales needs. The position will lead the learning and understanding how a partners’ stated needs intersect with our products and capabilities and develop intuitive programs to address them. In addition, they will maintain close ties with our partners in core markets in the U.S., North America, and around the globe.

Responsibilities:                                                                                                  

  • Identify, recruit, and onboard new channel partners within assigned territory
  • Achieve monthly, quarterly, and annual sales goals by developing a partner influenced pipeline and close business through solution selling
  • Leverage in-depth knowledge specific to the UAV/counter drone technologies to present and sell SkySafe’s cloud services and critical infrastructure sectors
  • Implement relationship development plans and understand partners' goals to increase revenue growth and customer satisfaction with channel partners.
  • Be a voice of the partner for their success and engagement within SkySafe
  • Create action plans and schedules to increase sales volume in the territory
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to establish partner recruitment activities within an assigned territory
  • Maintain relationships with customers by providing support, information, and guidance on current and emerging capabilities within the company

Requirement:

  • 5+ years’ experience working as a partner manager, alliance manager, or channel manager in a complex solution selling team
  • Strong relationships within one or more verticals - Airports and Aviation, Department of Justice, Dept. of Homeland Security, or the federal government at large
  • Business acumen and work experience within US Government (federal and public) defense sector channel sales 
  • Strong communicator and collaborator; mastery in managing stakeholder community and influencing leadership
  • Able to move forward and deliver results in changing environments
  • Ability to learn new tools and develop processes to support business needs
  • Proven track record of partners satisfaction during the onboarding process
  • Ability to build, grow, validate, and maintain a pipeline of partner identified and qualified opportunities
  • Proven cross-functional influential leadership

Position:

We are looking for an experienced Cloud DevOps Engineer to join our fast-growing team in San Diego, CA. The position will design, implement, and maintain an integrated code and asset production build and deployment pipeline consisting of tools, automation and infrastructure. As a Cloud DevOps Engineer, you will make our engineers more efficient, our software more secure and robust. 

Responsibilities:                                                                                                   

  • Build, scale and maintain secure cloud infrastructure, tools and systems that support our services and allow engineers to deliver high quality work
  • Design, build, and maintain monitoring and alerting systems for infrastructure and services
  • Build and maintain CI/CD pipeline infrastructure supporting the entire software development lifecycle
  • Analyze and solve deep technical problems, providing mitigations, root cause analyses, and comprehensive postmortem reporting
  • Maintain and support the release and deployment processes and toolset
  • Manage network and application monitoring tools
  • Assist in troubleshooting bottlenecks at the hardware, software, or network level and identify root cause 
  • Troubleshoot application alerts from monitoring tools and follow necessary playbook steps to resolve or escalate appropriately
  • Identify areas to improve and scale our infrastructure
  • Develop tools and utilities to diagnose and fix problems
  • Maintain high quality technical documentation

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years of experience as DevOps/Cloud Engineering 
  • Strong knowledge computer science fundamentals: networking, databases, and distributed systems
  • Fluent in at least one language: Python and C++
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code
  • Experience with logging, monitoring and alerting systems and tools
  • Enjoy solving problems and helping others meet their goals
  • Experience scripting/coding skills (i.e., Python, BASH, Shell scripting) for automation
  • Experience in writing & maintaining Infrastructure as Code
  • Experience development & maintenance of CI/CD pipelines 
  • Experience configuration management tools, including Ansible
  • Experience managing, migrating and querying relational databases (SQL)
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Flexible attitude and ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements and business needs
  • Experience of engineering and supporting production services in a modern cloud environment

We are looking for our first Customer Success hire to build and scale the Account Management organization and serve on our leadership team. This will be a high impact role that influences customer satisfaction through all stages of the customer lifecycle from onboarding to renewals. 

Responsibilities

  • Set the vision and plan for the Account Management organization with a focus on product adoption, customer experience and growth through renewals and upselling
  • Design a customer feedback collection processes to inform our product development roadmap and ensure the voice of the customer is heard throughout the company
  • Serve as a point of escalation for team members and customers
  • Build and lead a high performing team that is customer focused and works collaboratively across SkySafe functions
  • Establish metrics and goals to assess performance and drive continuous improvement
  • Become a trusted source for our customers and build SkySafe’s reputation for world class customer service

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree and/or equivalent professional experience
  • 7 - 10 years of total work experience
  • Enthusiastic and creative team leader with the ability to inspire others, and a track record of high employee engagement
  • Experience in building and scaling an account management function at a startup
  • Pre and post-sales experience is essential
  • Experience working within federal, state, and local governments sales
  • A good understanding of customer success methodologies and practices including (but not limited to) segmentation, customer journey, and customer health scoring
  • Expertise in user requirement identification, customer input, VOC & market research.
  • Highly effective at dealing with change and ambiguity as business needs shift responding well under pressure and demonstrating flexibility while ensuring compliance
  • Strong written and verbal executive communication
  • Comfortable working across functional to build account management processes

Position:

We are looking for an experienced Senior Full Stack Engineer to join our fast-growing team in San Diego, CA. The position will be responsible for the overall development and implementation of front and back-end software applications. The responsibilities will extend from designing system architecture to high-level programming, performance testing, and systems integration. The ideal candidate will have strong programming skills with python, SQL, frontend experience with Vue.js and excellent troubleshooting skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the end-to-end development process - from conception to deployment - for both backend and frontend.
  • Design and implement scalable web services, applications, and APIs that are intuitive and user-friendly.
  • Provide expertise in database design and best practices in software development
  • Test, troubleshoot, and resolve technical issues.
  • Identify bottlenecks and improve software efficiency.
  • Contribute to technical documentation

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in computer engineering, computer science or similar field
  • 5+ years relevant professional experience in full stack engineering writing professional production code and tests
  • Extensive experience using modern backend and frontend technologies, including python (asyncio, starlette, SQLAlchemy), PostgreSQL/PostGIS, and VueJS.
  • Knowledge of database systems and SQL
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of engineering best practices such as testing, and conducting code reviews
  • An in-depth understanding of common design patterns and anti-patterns
  • Excellent communication skills written and oral

We are looking for an experienced Manufacturing and Installation Technician to join our fast-growing team. This position will perform electromechanical assembly and RF systems installation. In this role, you will have autonomy to build things when and how you want, buy tools you need to complete jobs, and come up with new ways of making products and solving problems. The Technician will help us build wire harnesses, PCBs, enclosures, and other cool hardware and then see the work in action.

Responsibilities:

  • Comply with department SOPs, work instructions, and adhere to customer and SkySafe standards for manufacturing products
  • Adhere to work instructions to properly operate and maintain equipment as needed
  • Visually inspect product quality, troubleshoot, and escalate issues when necessary
  • Ensure daily production output expectations are met
  • Identify and recommend disposition of defective items for rework or scrap
  • Clearly communicate instructions and operational expectations to other team members
  • Periodically inspect product to ensure quality levels are maintained
  • Complete all documentation and training as required
  • Assist in authoring and/or revising SOPs and work instructions as needed
  • Support R&D Engineering products as requested by supervisor
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area, wear appropriate PPE, and adhere to safety standards
  • Ensure safety guidelines are followed by all team members
  • Help maintain tools and manufacturing equipment
  • Provide input for new manufacturing processes or technology
  • Complete system installations including hardware assembly and RF connections on various infrastructures including masts, rooftops, towers, etc.
  • Understand rooftop and climbing work safety and adhere to all of the proper guidelines for completing a safe and successful installation
  • Lift and haul heavy equipment to installation locations
  • Create cable penetrations, pull cable, and troubleshoot general electrical and network connections
  • Troubleshoot unexpected installation issues by thinking creatively and communicating effectively with persons outside of SkySafe.
  • Represent SkySafe professionally and maintain good working relationships with partner entities

 

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 2+ years of experience working in electronics hardware manufacturing
  • Soldering experience and cable harness manufacturing experience
  • Outdoor electronics installation such as telecommunications equipment
  • IPC Certifications preferred: J-STD-001, IPC-A-610, IPC/WHMA-A-620, IPC-7711/7721
  • Capable of achieving quality results in a low volume, highly agile manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to follow instructions and readily accept additional responsibilities and improve upon standard practices
  • Attention to detail and quality focused
  • Desire to contribute where needed
  • Schedule oriented, organized, and dependable
  • Understand the product manufacturing process from initial steps through final inspection and rework
  • Job Type: Full-time, On-Site
  • Travel: up to 50%

We are looking for an experienced Senior Account Executive, Aviation to join our fast-growing team. The Senior AE will generate leads, making sales calls, continuously update our CRM, and meet sales targets. They will build rapport with customers and close sales. In addition to a close working relationship with prospective and current clients, they will also maintain close ties with SkySafe’s partners in core markets in the U.S., North America, and around the globe.

Responsibilities:                                                                                                  

  • Assist in growing the business in airports across the United States
  • Manage entire sales cycle from prospecting, acquiring new customers, and onboarding them to our platform
  • Develop sale opportunities by researching and identifying potential accounts, soliciting new clients, building rapport, and providing virtual and in-person presentations
  • Participate in exhibitions or conferences as a SkySafe representative
  • Manage, track, and report sales activities and results
  • Maintain consistent levels of activity to reach Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) and annual revenue goals.

Requirement:

  • Strong relationships within Airports and Aviation across the United States
  • 5+ years’ experience working as a sales executive in a complex solution selling team
  • Business acumen and work experience within federal, state, and local governments, as that work relates to aviation/airport sales
  • Strong communicator and collaborator; mastery in managing stakeholder community and influencing decision making
  • Ability to assess, adapt, and deliver results in changing environments
  • Ability to learn new tools and develop processes to support business needs
  • Ability to build, grow, validate, and maintain a pipeline of personally identified and qualified opportunities
  • High energy, charismatic, and innovative leader who operates with a daily sense of urgency
  • Startup and/or physical security sales experience a plus!

We are looking for an experienced Senior Account Executive, Correction Facilities to join our fast-growing team. The Senior AE will generate leads, making sales calls, continuously update our CRM, and meet sales targets. They will build rapport with customers and close sales. In addition to a close working relationship with prospective and current clients, they will also maintain close ties with SkySafe’s partners in core markets in the U.S., North America, and around the globe.

Responsibilities:                                                                                                  

  • Assist in growing the business in correctional facilities across the United States.
  • Manage entire sales cycle from prospecting, acquiring new customers, and onboarding them to our platform
  • Develop sale opportunities by researching and identifying potential accounts, soliciting new clients, building rapport, and providing virtual and in-person presentations
  • Participate in exhibitions or conferences as a SkySafe representative
  • Manage, track, and report sales activities and results
  • Maintain consistent levels of activity to reach Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) and annual revenue goals.

Requirement:

  • Strong relationships within correctional facilities across the United States
  • 5+ years’ experience working as a sales executive in a complex solution selling team
  • Business acumen and work experience within federal, state, and local governments, as that work relates to correctional facility sales
  • Strong communicator and collaborator; mastery in managing stakeholder community and influencing decision making
  • Ability to assess, adapt, and deliver results in changing environments
  • Ability to learn new tools and develop processes to support business needs
  • Ability to build, grow, validate, and maintain a pipeline of personally identified and qualified opportunities
  • High energy, charismatic, and innovative leader who operates with a daily sense of urgency
  • Startup and/or physical security sales experience a plus!

We are looking for an experienced Staff Electrical Engineer to join our team in San Diego, CA. The position will contribute throughout the design process for PCBAs, RF systems, wiring harnesses, and firmware. In addition to developing new designs, they will work directly with other engineering teams to troubleshoot issues, do mechanical integration, and improve current designs. The ideal candidate will be passionate, highly skilled, and have experience managing the engineering needs of a product throughout its lifecycle. This is a great opportunity to have a big impact on a small, fast moving team.

Responsibilities

  • Design RF, high-speed, and mixed signal circuit boards.
  • Manage end-to-end design process, including schematic capture, PCB layout, and manufacturing files.
  • Work with our PCB fabrication partners to fix design rule violations.
  • Build, test, and validate prototype circuit boards.
  • Assist with firmware development.
  • Participate in design reviews.
  • Maintain high-quality project documentation.
  • Work closely with our radio, software, and mechanical teams throughout the product life cycle.
  • Provide engineering support for existing products.

Role Requirements:

  • Five or more years industry experience; MS in electrical engineering preferred.
  • Successful history of PCB design, layout, and manufacture using industry standard tools—preferably Altium Designer.
  • Knowledgeable in RF, high-speed, and mixed-signal circuit design and analysis.
  • Experience with best practices for EMI/EMC, ESD and RF signal routing.
  • Solid understanding of PCB layout techniques for improving manufacturability and reliability.
  • Experience using electronics lab equipment (e.g. oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, etc.) and a desire to work in a hands-on environment.
  • Collaborate well with a diverse team of engineers.
  • Desire to work at a fast-growing start-up.
If you love analyzing unknown signals, reversing custom protocols, and developing tools to abuse functionality, then SkySafe would like to hear from you! We are looking for senior level Signals REs that are excited about reverse engineering proprietary wireless protocols and related drone technologies. Come join our small team of San Diego based hackers who enjoy daily free lunch, full health coverage, wellness benefits, snacks, and flexible work hours.
 
We’re continuing to grow the world’s leading team on drone security. If you would like to learn new skills and poke around interesting systems, while pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in an entirely new industry, then SkySafe might be right for you!
 
Responsibilities
  • Analyze signals from target systems and reverse engineer protocol stack components such as interleavers, scramblers, forward error correction (FEC), and modulation schemes.
  • Collaborate with a team of hardware and software engineers to productize results in a tactical electronic warfare system.
  • Stay on the forefront of modern wireless techniques and standards.

Requirements

  • MS with 5+ years of experience or PhD with 2+ years of experience specialized in communication receiver design and analysis.
  • Extensive professional experience reverse-engineering modulation and coding schemes of proprietary wireless protocols.
  • Deep understanding of a range of FEC schemes including Turbo, LDPC, Polar, and convolutional codes.
  • Experience using algebraic techniques to perform analysis and blind parameter estimation of error correction and modulation schemes.

Useful Skills

  • Familiar with software-defined radio (SDR) frameworks and instruments.
  • Proficiency with mathematical analysis tools like SAGE, MATLAB, Maple, Mathematica, or similar.
  • Comfortable working in collaborative research environments like Jupyter and Git.
  • Familiar with modern wireless system standards and technologies such as OFDM, MIMO, CSMA-CA, WLAN, GSM, and LTE.
  • Basic familiarity with modern cryptographic tools and analysis techniques.
  • Experience in Electronic Warfare (EW) and SIGINT.

We are looking for all levels of wireless engineers to design and implement wireless receiver algorithms for drones and related technologies. If you love developing optimized receiver algorithms for a wide variety of wireless protocols, then SkySafe would like to hear from you! 

If you would like to learn new skills and poke around interesting systems while pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in an entirely new industry, then SkySafe might be right for you.

About SkySafe:

We’re continuing to grow the world’s leading team on drone security. Drone airspace management is a rapidly growing and vitally important industry and SkySafe is leading the way. Our commitment to protecting against threats while safely integrating commercial drones into the national airspace sets us apart. Having recently closed our Series B round of funding, we can’t wait to expand and continue development of our technology to assist governments, law enforcement, airports, corporations, cities, and more to manage their airspace with real-time drone data and analytics.

Come join our growing team in our San Diego office. Enjoy perks such as daily free lunch, full health and wellness benefits, unlimited PTO, gym membership reimbursement, and flexible work hours.

If you would like to learn new skills and poke around interesting systems while pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in an entirely new industry, then SkySafe might be right for you!

Responsibilities

  • Identify system-level optimization opportunities for our wireless receivers
  • Design and implement algorithmic and architectural optimizations in a software defined radio (SDR) platform
  • Literature research, prototyping, and document novel receiver algorithms
  • Work in a team environment, leveraging version control systems, issue trackers, and messaging tools.

Qualifications

  • MS with 5+ years of experience or PhD with 2+ years of experience specialized in communication receiver design and analysis.
  • Good understanding of modern communication systems such as TDMA, OFDM, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.
  • Experience with Matlab, Python, and/or C/C++ for algorithm development, modeling, and simulation.
  • Proficiency with modern software development practices, using tools such as Git, GitHub, continuous integration servers, etc.
  • Experience with SIMD vectorization, such as SSE, AVX, and NEON is a plus.
  • Familiarity with SDR software such as GNU Radio, RFNoC, liquid-dsp, or libhackrf is a plus.
  • Experience with Ettus Research hardware is a plus.
  • Experience with the design and evaluation of RF systems including electronic warfare, radar, spectrum sensing, and communications is preferred.
  • Self guided, displaying a diversity of skills and strong initiative.

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