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File Operations Specialist

Houston, Texas

At ForeFlight we know you want a rewarding career. To do that, you need challenging projects, a good work environment, and awesome coworkers. We believe in our employees, and we empower them to make a direct impact on our products and messaging. Because we understand what our staff need, we have a low turn-around rate, our employees become brand ambassadors, and we are recognized as a premier leader in the aviation industry.

Job Description

ForeFlight is currently searching for a File Operations Specialist to join our team in Houston, TX. You'll work with product managers, developers, and pilot support team members as a FileOps Specialist to provide fast, friendly, and fanatical support via email and phone to ForeFlight customers around the world. The ideal candidate will likely have Flight Coordinator, Flight Dispatcher, Trip Support Specialist, or Air Traffic Controller experience and love to help others, and will also have a passion for ForeFlight.

The top candidate will be familiar with many different types of aircraft avionics, ADS-B equipment and system capabilities, filing FAA/Domestic and ICAO flight plans, as well as the FAA Aeronautical Information Manual, Advisory Circular: AC 90-100A , Aircraft Type Designators: ICAO DOC 8643, FAA Order JO 7360.1D and FAA ICAO Flight Planning Interface Reference Guide just to name a few.

Applicant must be a detail-oriented analytical problem solver with great communication skills and a strong desire and willingness to learn.

This position is based in the Houston, TX office. Benefits include medical insurance, 401(k) with matching, and flight training reimbursement.

Required Experience

  • Private Pilot with Instrument Rating (recent flight experience is not required).
  • Two (2) or more years of experience as a Flight Coordinator, a Flight Dispatcher, International Trip Support Specialist, Air Traffic Control, or similar aviation related experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and analytical problem solver.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • General computer operating experience, including standard office software, web,iOS applications, and iOS/macOS hardware.

Desired Experience

  • Experience as an Flight Coordinator, Flight Dispatcher, International Trip Support Specialist, or Air Traffic Controller.
  • Extensive knowledge of filing FAA/Domestic and ICAO flight plans.
  • Knowledge Advisory Circular: AC 90-100A and Aircraft Type Designators: ICAO DOC 8643, FAA Order JO 7360.1D, and FAA ICAO Flight Planning Interface Reference Guide.
  • Knowledge of the Federal Aviation Administration’s En-Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) System.
  • Information Technology or Computer Science related experience is a plus.

About ForeFlight, LLC

ForeFlight produces the best selling iPad and iPhone app for pilots flying personal and business aircraft, corporate flight departments, and aircraft operators. Customers include individual pilots worldwide, Fortune 500 corporate flight departments, state and federal agencies, leading operators, and leading aircraft OEMs. We have been in the App Store since Day 1 (7/10/2008) and are consistently ranked in the top 50 grossing iPad apps in the App Store.

We are known as a leader in aviation and software development because we build exceptional products and hire skilled employees. Over the last decade, we have not only revolutionized the pilot’s flight bag but serve customers across the world and touch all segments of aviation. Our drive for innovation is why we won Aviation Week’s Laureate Award for Best New Product, received Flying Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award four times, and are featured in Apple’s “Dreams” iPhone commercial.

Our recently expanded more than 10,000 sq. ft. office sits near the historic River Oaks neighborhood with panoramic views of the Houston skyline and is within walking distance to local favorites like Torchy’s Tacos. As the nation’s fourth-largest city, Houston is home to arguably one of the world’s best food scenes with over 10,000 restaurants. Lively arts and entertainment districts mean a festival, live concert or local farmers’ market is always just around the corner. Home to over 20 Fortune 500 companies and a robust local economy, Houston is a major corporate center.

We score 12 out of 12 on the Joel Test. We love shipping.

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