VP of Operations


We run distributed aviation operations around the world and centralized data processing on a scale that no other imagery provider matches. The VP of Operations is a full time position in San Leandro and reports to the CEO. The VP of Operations is responsible for running our map (pixel) manufacturing operations. This operation has dozens of aircraft and dozens of terabytes of data running through our process pipeline each day. Although our product is digital and delivered through aviation, it has many shared characteristics with other regulated manufacturing. We are looking for someone to lead and oversee the team that runs this whole process.


Minimum Qualifications

– Prior leadership experience of a high up-time operations team 

– Experience building a 24/7 operation that has accountability, scale, and consistent quality and reliability

Preferred Qualifications

– MBA or advanced degree with a focus on operations research or operations management

– Implementation experience with quality systems that lead to reliable results

– Experience with aviation, imagery, and cloud computing technology

– Military service

Working at TerrAvion

TerrAvion is the largest volume provider of aerial imagery to farms in the US. Each week or month, we map more than 100 times as much area as the whole electric drone industry combined. We are able to do this because we have the best model, the best technology, and the best team for delivering imagery to growers. Our company is highly interdisciplinary, fast-paced, and focused on solving real problems for farmers.

Our work is changing the world for the better, especially for the people who grow our food and wine. We have a culture of responsibility, accountability, and excellence. We take these values seriously with respect to one another, our customers, and partners, though we try not to take ourselves too seriously. We strive to be a place where team members can perform their best.

If you share our values and believe in what TerrAvion is doing, we would love to have you join our team. We offer a continuously improving basket of benefits to employees appropriate for a start-up including competitive cash compensation, equity in TerrAvion, an open office, a fridge full of snacks and drinks, work from home, and discounts on flight training. We are located in San Leandro, California, three blocks from the BART station.

Please send all resumes and inquiries to hr@terravion.com