We’re hiring heroes!
The OPSGROUP Team is looking for a Dev & Design Superhero. That you?
What will I do?
- Pour the concrete: We have lots of new ideas to work on, and most involve a mix of design and developer work. Your job is to turn ideas into actual working and living things.
- Sometimes, you’ll make those things yourself.
- More often, you’ll hire other people to make those things – find them, hire them, manage the project, and bring it to completion.
- On the design side, you’ll bring your inspiration and artistic skills to new ideas, and make posters, logos, newsletters, web pages, and so on.
- On the coding side, you’ll build and fix and make, using basics like PHP, MySQL, WordPress.
- Fret not! We know that being an ace at both design and development is sometimes seen as a unicorn, but we’re not expecting you to be genius at both – just be able to find and manage people that can do one or the other very well.
What makes a Dev & Design Superhero?
- Bring great energy! The most important thing is that you enjoy working with us, and we with you.
- Be kind, tell good stories, help others, take responsibility, and bring a sense of humor and sense of wonder 🙂
- Have an 👁️ for great design.
- Have basic skills in development and design, so you know what you’re looking for.
- Know how to find great developers and great designers, and hire them.
- Listen to our members – the best ideas always come from the group.
- Aviation obsession acceptable – judgement free zone. If you like to park beside 25L and look at undercarriages, or spend Saturday nights on airliners.net, we’re fine with that (but it’s not a requirement at all).
Bonza. About the role:
Your official title is Dev & Design Superhero (DDS). But if you prefer ‘Design and Development Co-ordinator’ we can use that too.
- Working hours: Somewhere in the America’s (North or South) timezone, weekdays, daytime hours, but flexible. We’ll work around your preferences.
- Payment: Monthly, fixed-amount, 6 hours a day, 30 hours a week. You might do 8 hours one day and 4 the next, we can work around what you prefer.
- Location: Your island, cabin, apartment, garden, boat, tiny home, co-working space (ok, maybe not at the moment) – wherever you have a quiet spot to yourself and some decent internet.
And us? What is OPSGROUP?
Thanks. Great question. OPSGROUP is a membership organisation (or secret society, if you prefer) of Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers, Flight Dispatchers, Managers and other dedicated people that realise that sharing information on dangers and changers is what keeps us all safe. We come together to make aviation more human-friendly for all of us.
Read 5 stories that tell our story
- This Ain’t no Country Club
- What is OPSGROUP, Exactly? (from a few years ago, when we weren’t quite sure yet)
- What is OPSGROUP all about (more recently, now that we’re a little more sure)
- The Threat Of A Civil Aircraft Shootdown In Southern Iran Is Real
- Bullshit Notams
5 people that are members of OPSGROUP
- Tim flies a shiny new Gulfstream 650, and is based in Hartford, but visits every continent. He’s part of a small pilot group, and keeping up with what’s new is tough. Seems like there’s more stuff each year. He relies on OPSGROUP to tell him what’s important, whether that’s getting across the North Atlantic, or figuring out what airport in Singapore is the best one to use.
- Cathy works at the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK. It’s just as hard for them to keep up with developments in international aviation that affect them, so she keeps a watchful eye on the Weekly Bulletin to see what’s new.
- Mboko is in the Operations Control Center at the national airline of Angola. They operate to lots of places in Africa, but also abroad, and getting to read reports from other members on N’Djamena and Nairobi helps him keep their aircraft, crew, and passengers safe.
- Gwen is a pilot on the A380 at Emirates. This giant aircraft can fly for 15 hours, which means crossing 25 countries and therefore getting a briefing package the size of a Sears Catalogue. OPSGROUP allows her to just get the critical stuff, so she has a running start at understanding the challenges that might pop up on this flight.
- Eric is a Flight Dispatcher for a large airline. He’s the first to read the OPSGROUP Daily Brief each morning, so he’s the one that the office managers usually turn to for help on new topics.
5 Things We Make that people ❤️
- A Story Book for Pilots: My First Atlantic Flight is Tomorrow
- The OpsGroup blog
- The Permit Book
- The Field Guide to Notams
- Safe Airspace
5 Things We Like
- Humour. Funny is fun.
- Coffee. Should be first, probably, but yes – coffee unites aviation like nothing else. Our usual favorite place for this is Laughing Man.
- Clarity. If I can’t read it, I can’t understand it. And if I’m a pilot, that’s bad news.
- Goats. Which is why we ran a Goat Show last year.
- Aviation. Watch this video.
Are you the superhero we’re looking for? Yes?
Great. You can do your first interview already! It’ll take about 15 minutes, we’ll take you on a little adventure, ask you some things, tell you some things. All you need is your big computer (couple of practical things to do, so your phone isn’t ideal) and a little time.
Ready? Go … (or open in a new window)
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