Come fly with ForeFlight.
Pilot Support Team (Full Time)
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.
ForeFlight is looking for a pilot to join our product support team in a full time position based in the Houston office.
You'll provide fast, friendly, and fanatical support via email and phone to ForeFlight customers around the world. We're looking for a pilot who loves to help others and has a passion for our products and company. Technical skills are important - you should know your way around an iPad, iPhone, and the latest ADS-B and GPS accessories.
You'll provide “it was so good they couldn’t stop talking about it” customer service via email for ForeFlight apps. You’ll also be responsible for daily outbound phone support. While training, you’ll be virtually working side-by-side with members of our pilot support team. Once you’re fully up to speed, you’ll be expected to answer 10-20 emails per hour. This is a significant volume, so be sure that you’re ready and able to deal with that kind of load day after day.
In addition, you have to be an excellent writer who enjoys writing. Our customers love when we get back to them within 10 minutes with a clear, concise, and friendly answer. Great writing is key.
This candidate is an IFR pilot 10+ years experience with 1000+ hours of total time with extensive experience planning and executing GA flight operations. The ideal candidate will have: a very diverse aviation background, possibly an experienced ferry pilot, and likely be a CFII who is an expert at ICAO filing with performance based navigation (PBN) coding. Must have experience with GPS and WAAS procedures, RNAV SID/STAR ODPs and DC SFRA operations.
The top candidate will also be familiar with many different types of aircraft avionics, ADS-B equipment and system capabilities, as well as the FAA Aeronautical Information Manual and Advisory Circulars: AC 90-100A, AC 90-105A, AC 90-107, and AC 90-108.
Applicant must be a detail-oriented analytical problem solver with great communication skills and a strong desire and willingness to learn.
How to Apply
- A cover letter explaining why you want to work at ForeFlight.
- A description of a great customer service/support experience you had recently, and what made it great.
- A description of your flying experience, ratings, how often you fly now, and how you plan your flights.
- A short resume detailing your work history.
- A list of technologies you have experience with (e.g. iPad, Microsoft Word, Mac OS X, Google Docs, Photoshop, etc).
- Your current work schedule and availability.
- The email address on your ForeFlight account.
Also, attach the following writing samples (be concise!):
- Explain to a potential customer why a pilot would use ForeFlight Mobile for preflight planning instead of websites.
- A pilot wrote in saying they couldn't get METAR updates over a cellular connection while flying. Explain what in-flight weather options are available with ForeFlight.
- A pilot wrote in wanting to use ForeFlight Logbook, but their current plan does not include Logbook. Explain how to upgrade to a plan that includes Logbook and mention the other benefits of that plan.
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.
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If you’ve contributed to any open source projects, make sure to include links to relevant code. If you are a recent graduate, please include a copy of your transcript. In your cover letter, please indicate any aviation experience and list any relocation preferences or constraints.