Operations & Finance Manager
Lead Flight Systems Engineer
We take a pragmatic approach to working commitments in terms of both timing and presence. It doesn't always suit to come into the office/workshop and it doesn't always suit to work 9-5, Mon-Fri - so don't. The team is around to support you when you need it but we also try to work around schedules in a way that ensures a good work-life balance.
We aim to model our internal culture on that of the 'Just Culture' commonly found in the aerospace sector. We own our mistakes and focus on next steps and lessons to be learned instead of the blame game.
We believe that everyone in the company plays a role in its success and we all have responsibilities and a role to play. This attitude provides much more autonomy to our team and places the onus on you to succeed without handholding.
We have a scheme in place to ensure that everyone who joins the team and helps to build it, owns and benefits from its success.
Direct and honest communication facilitates effective and efficient results. We keep you informed and engage with you on all levels of decision making.
While you are expected to manage your own workloads, the variety and frequency of opportunity for both personal and professional growth is the envy of major corporates. Like all young companies, your exposure across all aspects of business is unparalleled in the corporate world.
Our team are not afraid to push the boundaries of what we know is possible. We are looking for people who are passionate about innovative engineering - UAS technology is uncharted territory, this is a massive opportunity to make technological leaps and bounds.
We trust you to work independently and in the team to solve problems as they arise. We are a small team undertaking a massive challenge and if you see something that needs done, just do it.
With such a flexible working culture, make sure your team know what you are up to, what you need help with and your plans for work. This is a key part to how our business operates.
We are taking on a massive technological and operational challenge, we need innovative thinkers from a wide variety of backgrounds, expertise, and experiences to apply different ways of thinking to problem solving.
Whether it is for UAS technology, general engineering innovation, international logistics, marketing or whatever else, we love to see people who care. We believe that working on something you are passionate about makes work both more enjoyable and productive.
We want to really push flexi-time through trust and transparency. This means we need you to be able to push yourself and manage your own workloads.
Here we address some of the questions we often get.
Please submit your CV and Cover Letter in a .pdf format. Often other file formats are either blocked or won't appear as you wanted them to.
Use the cover letter to demonstrate your motivation for applying. Don't waste the space repeating information in your CV - focus on the 'why you are applying'. The Cover Letter is your opportunity to really stand out and share who you are, show a little personality!We recommend no more than one page for a cover letter.
Please don't. We know that in some cultures this is common but we would strongly discourage this. Your CV should include relevant qualifications, skills and experiences. None of our roles are impacted by your looks and adding a photo takes up valuable space. Also, your age is not important at the application stage. We will only ask for a date of birth when we need it but otherwise, we recommend keeping out any information that we do not need to understand if you would be right for the role you are applying for.
In short, yes! Although, you will obviously have a disadvantage against experienced candidates - don't let this discourage you though. We recommend focusing on what transferable skills you have, what you have done outside of work that is relevant and, most importantly, your motivation for applying anyway.
Some top tips to give you the best chance at getting a role in our team.
When filtering 400+ applications, you can imagine that patience wears thin (we are only human) and so small and basic mistakes can become surprisingly frustrating. E.g. grammar, generic cover letter, inconsistent fonts, etc...
So please check before submitting!
After looking at so many applications, it is nice to see something different. This can be through use of language, use of personal branding, or sharing photos and videos of your previous work that you are proud of. Whatever it is, express yourself and stand out!
Whether it is simply choosing the right font and colour, the layout of the documents, or choosing more concise language with a view to clarity and brevity, your cover letter and CV need to be easy to read. Write it as you normally speak, not like your university submissions.
Everyone uses the same buzzwords - we do too in our job specification. That is just the nature of job applications. So if you want to stand out - justify why you are using that buzzword. E.g. Anyone can describe themselves as 'resilient' but until you also say that you "fought off a horde of zombies", we have no evidence that it is true.
We review applications on an ongoing basis and may remove a job posting without notice before the closing date if it is filled early. We are updating this page regularly throughout 2024 as we continue to grow Gibson Robotics and the team. Keep an eye on our social media for future opportunities or reach out to the team and let us know how your skills are valuable to our growth and why we should make room for you.