Now hiring a Network Administrator! (Windows and Linux)

Network Administrator – Mixed Windows and Linux Environment

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey


Fovea Aero is adding to our team a full-time network administrator to be responsible for maintaining and improving network equipment in a mixed Windows and Linux environment. The candidate will work at the FAA’s site in Egg Harbor Township, NJ but will be responsible for nationwide maintenance through remote access. This is a great opportunity to contribute to a large, complex system with great importance while still being part of a close-knit, growing company.


Use your experience and expertise to:

  • Work with and alongside the current hardware team to maintain and improve all network equipment in a mixed Linux and Windows environment.
  • Administer remote equipment through the FAA’s Remote Monitoring and Logging System (RMLS).
  • Configure network hardware such as servers, routers and switches.
  • Upgrade, maintain and repair network systems and troubleshoot and solve network issues.
  • Manage servers, manage server operating systems, update and deploy software, implement system wide security measures and perform basic testing.
  • Manage cloud and physical network storage.
  • Assist network architects with design.
  • Create and update network related documentation.
  • Occasionally support other team members in resolving complex issues within the system, provide expert guidance on networking best practices, as well as document and test solutions. This may include interfacing with outside vendors to resolve issues.


We need you to:

  • Have strong knowledge and experience in network infrastructure as well as implementing, administering and troubleshooting network devices in a mixed Linux and Windows environment.
  • Have a strong background and knowledge of application transport and network infrastructure protocols and digital security.
  • Have excellent writing and verbal skills, a strong attention to detail, be able to problem solve quickly and accurately, and have strong interpersonal / team working skills.
  • Be excited about working in a large team environment, have excellent customer relations skills (you enjoy helping others) and show initiative (you take pride in your team and your work).

And you should have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Math with 15 years work experience in a CS or math field .
    • A Bachelor’s degree in another technical field with a minimum of 30 semester hours of math, statistics and computer science can be substituted for the degree.
  • (Or) A Master’s degree in any field with 30 semester hours of math, statistics and / or computer science with 12 years work experience in a CS or math field.
  • (Or) A PhD or Doctorate in a related field with 30 semester hours of math, statistics and / or computer science with 3 years work experience in a CS or math field.


We would love you to:

  • Have knowledge of and experience with Checkpoint firewalls.
  • Have worked with Raritan KVM switches.
  • Have worked with F5 load balancers / proxy servers.
  • Have knowledge of and experience with Avtech environmental sensors.


  • Health insurance available.
  • Retirement savings plan.
  • 2 weeks vacation.
  • Close-knit, growing company working on significant projects.

For a full job description and to apply, click here now!

We’re hiring a Tech Specialist! (National Airspace Experience)

Now hiring.

Technical Specialist – National Airspace Experience

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey


Fovea Aero is adding to our team a full-time technical specialist with National Airspace System (NAS) experience to provide software and computer integration, deployment support, testing, and maintenance support for the FAA’s air traffic control terminals and related systems. This is a great opportunity to contribute to a large, complex system with great importance while still being part of a close-knit, growing company.


Use your experience and expertise to:

  • Provide Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) deployment support, testing and interface of related software and computer systems.
  • Determine if STARS / Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR) and Elite systems being deployed are supportable, maintainable and certifiable.
  • Gather data for Facility Reference Data (FRD).
  • Load software, firmware, adaptation and configuration information.
  • Determine user requirements, perform system-wide analysis and function allocation, exhibit an understanding of the requirements and responsive approach to the customer and satisfy the customer requirements as requested.
  • Interface with specialists from other areas of the FAA including Operational Support Facilities (OSF), SOS and Terminal Second Level Engineering (TSLE).
  • Travel as needed (50%).


We need you to:

  • Possess experience in the specific NAS system software, in FAA procedural requirements, and in satisfying the requirements in the areas of STARS / TAMR deployment, standardization and other engineering consideration regarding FAA missions and NAS systems.
  • Be knowledgeable of both state-of-the-art and aging technologies that comprise the NAS and the products from the emerging NAS modernization program.
  • Help generate trip reports from deployment leads.
  • Collect data from multiple deployment sites.
  • Be able to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Have good communication, scheduling and organization skills.
  • Have the ability and desire to learn complex software systems, mainframes and microcomputer programming using a variety of applications and operating system software packages.

And you should have:

  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • Three (3) years of related experience, including FAA procedural requirements .
    • Or an Associate’s Degree in a related field and one (1) year of experience.
  • Experience in a variety of Basic Computer Skills and the ability to learn tasks related to FAA technical operations / Air Traffic Control (ATC) functions.
  • Basic networking skills (such as how routers, switches and hub work together).
  • The ability and background to understand the high level architecture of STARTS and the Common Automated Radar Terminal Systems (CARTS).
  • A basic understanding of electronic component installation and wiring.

For a full job description and to apply, click here now!

We are looking for a software developer! (C on Linux)

Now hiring.

Software Developer – C on Linux

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey


Fovea Aero is adding to our team a full-time software developer to help the FAA deliver weather and flight information to pilots and users. Follow your work from requirement analysis through design review, integration, testing, installation and maintenance. This is a great opportunity to contribute to a large, complex system with great importance while still being part of a close-knit, growing company.


Use your programming experience and expertise to:

  • Work on multiple software development projects.
  • Assist with requirement analysis, design, design reviews, development, testing, integration, installation and maintenance.
  • Provide expertise to create and improve software development processes.
  • Provide support of complex computer systems in the FAA’s large, nationwide environment.
  • Travel as needed to support systems in the field.

For a full job description and to apply, click here now!

Here’s why companies aren’t using drones.

Promises, promises…

If we had listened to the pundits, I was supposed to have my work issued drone by now. What gives?

‘We thought every working professional would have a drone controller in their hands.’

On June 2, 2014, the FAA put out a press release titled, “FAA to Consider Exemptions for Commercial UAS Movie and TV Production”. And with that, the commercial drone industry was born.

(Some, who may consider laws to have, well, wiggle room, would argue that the U.S. commercial drone industry started long before the FAA “considered exemptions”. But we will leave that discussion for another day.)

Cut to 4 years later. We thought every working professional would have a drone controller in their hands and a cacophony of buzzing would surround us like an army of aerial servants. Agriculture, construction, first responders, law enforcement, package delivery, healthcare, etc., etc. The list goes on.

A funny thing happened on the way to the soarin’.

So what happened? As with most things, it wasn’t a single event that delayed “the process”, but more a slow boil of conditions that mucked up the timetable.


Technology moves quickly. Laws do not.

The FAA is a cautious organization. We don’t want drones bopping us on the head, running into Southwest 324 on its way from Nashville to Fort Lauderdale or ruining the peace and quiet of our backyard. So they moved slowly and left us wondering, “What will be next?” One-off exemptions became Section 333. Section 333 turned into part 107. Then came some night waivers. And some beyond line of sight exemptions. And some flight over persons allowances. And on it goes.

Many businesses have decided to wait on the sideline and not put themselves in the game until the clock ultimately reaches zero on changing regulations. It’s just not worth starting a program that will be superseded by some new regulation. So they wait.


“Liability” has nine letters, but lawyers only see a four letter word.

Drones are aircraft. And with aircraft, like all machines, comes a level of risk. Liability is a dirty word to corporate council. Their job is to minimize it. They ask, “Why take on the additional risk of an accident, injury, or lawsuit when considering a task that is outside the core competency of the business?”

This is especially true when you realize that there are drone companies that will perform this job for you, probably better than you can, with none (or, at least, very little) of the liability. Thus, the in-house drone department is put on an indefinite hold.

Changing Technology

Technology adoption boils down to capital, time and allowable aggravation, all three of which are in short supply in most jobs.

DJI released the ubiquitous Phantom in January of 2013. Since then there have been (count them) 13 models!

‘That’s 24 total versions of drones released by DJI alone in just five years!’

And those are just Phantoms. In addition to the Phantom, DJI released the Mavic Pro, Spreading Wings, Inspire, Matrice, Spark and Mavic Air, each with their various models and upgrades. That’s 24 total versions of drones released by DJI alone in just five years!

Before anything else, you need to decide what model to select for your particular needs. By the time you have completed your research, a new drone has been released.

Then there is the maintenance, the software upgrades, the testing and of course the training. It can be overwhelming for drone professionals, let alone an organization attempting to integrate drones into their “real” business.

First Mover Syndrome

The bleeding edge gets its name for a reason. It is often painful to be out front.

This may be a necessary job hazard for those that are starting a new industry. But blazing a trail is often best left to those with machetes, patience and the tolerance to absorb some wounds.

When incorporating a new technology into an existing business, there is a benefit to peering over the fence and spying on the neighbors. “What are they up to? That looks like it could hurt! Maybe I’ll wait a little longer and let them take a few lumps.”

Again, we wait.

So, what’s next?

Businesses and organizations are mostly splitting into three paths: wait, dive-in or contract-out. All have their merits and their shortcomings.

More Waiting

You don’t get hurt if you don’t step foot on the field. But there is little glory on the sidelines.

Sure, waiting is the safe thing to do. There is no pain, no liability and no confusion. But while you are waiting, your competition is gaining experience and getting a head start. Drones definitely offer significant benefits to efficiency, cost and data gathering for many industries. Simply waiting can leave you stuck in the past while others are moving toward the future.


We all had the friend that never hesitated to dive off the cliff, climb the tallest tree and ask out the most popular kid in class. We saw the glory but never felt the bumps, bruises and occasional rejection.

There are business that grit their teeth and act first. We see their employees sitting on panels touting their bold initiatives and hard won experience. But are they really using drones for their core business or is it more a win for the marketing department? Dive deeper into their hype and all might not be what it seems.


The creation of real drone departments have stalled in many businesses. Often contracting-out gets you the benefits of a drone department without the hassle, investment, liability and training.

‘It’s fun watching a drone fly, but after three flights you realize it’s all about the data.’

We see this model in so many other endeavors. Executives may travel via private aircraft, but more often than not the business charters a plane or farms out the flight department. Why do it yourself when others can do it better and safer when that’s all they do?

Let’s be honest. It’s fun watching a drone fly, but after three flights you realize it’s all about the data! Drones are simply a vehicle for carrying a camera, sensor, tool or (someday) a package. It’s the result of the flight that is important to your business, not the flight itself.

Contracting your flights gets you the data you need, like a high-resolution map, elevation data, 3-D model or point cloud, without needing to walk through the weeds (literally). And contracting can act like a virtual, nationwide drone department. Contractors select the best aircraft for the job, are where you need data collected, accept the risk, keep their fleet up to date and train their pilots.

That gives you more time to focus on the data and less on the flight.


Drones are here to stay. Whether you wait, dive-in or contract-out, that buzzing sound you hear in the sky is the future moving toward you.



Fovea Aero Systems is a drone innovation company and the creator of – an on demand drone app with instant quotes and data delivered within days. 


Ask yourself these 3 questions before considering drones.

“It’s the year of the drone!” Countless articles have started with this statement. (There is now one more!) Beyond the hype, how do you know, “When is a using a drone right for my organization’s needs?”

The 3 most important items to consider before using drones in your organization.

1. Will a drone gather the right data?

It’s all about the data! To most people, a drone’s true value is in the data it gathers. Collecting imagery and associated data (elevation data, 3-D models, etc.) is by far the most common use of drones at this time.

Yes drones are fun to watch and to fly, but do not get caught up in their appeal. Ask yourself if the data you will receive fits your needs or if it can be better gathered using more traditional methods.

Sometimes drones truly open up new possibilities to gain insight that is difficult, expensive or less safe to see using other methods. But, in other cases, ground based imagery or traditional surveys are still more effective than drone based data gathering.

2. Will a drone fit the mission profile?

Drones currently have limitations in flight time and payload that invalidate them for certain jobs. In these cases the data gathering capability may fit but the mission profile does not.

For example, a drone is the perfect tool to map a construction site. You can gather high resolution imagery, elevation information, cut and fill volumes, and measurements in well defined and secure locations.

However, drones are typically not the right tool to map exceptionally large areas. Take a beach erosion study over 100 miles of coastline. Sure there are larger, more complex drones with extended flight times that can do this. But regulatory restrictions and associated costs often make manned aircraft the best choice for this type of job (for now).

3. Will current regulations reduce effectiveness?

FAA regulations on drone flight are still rather restrictive in the United States. The most notable prohibitions are on flight beyond visual line of sight (“BVLOS”) and flight over people (“overflight”).

As of now, the average person cannot legally fly a drone out of the sight of the operator. While a drone may technically be able to launch and autonomously photograph 5 miles of pipeline, it is still illegal to do so.

Likewise, a drone cannot be flown over people or moving vehicles not directly involved in the operation. A drone could be launched by a television station to cover a story two blocks over. But this is nearly impossible to legally accomplish in an urban environment given current overflight restrictions.

The future is still incredibly bright for drone use.

Luckily, these limitations will be overcome. Advances in flight time, load capacity and distance capabilities will remove many of the hardware limitations. FAA regulations will be relaxed as the public accepts drones into their daily lives and the flight risks are reduced through advanced designs and collision avoidance technology.

There are many reasons why drones could be perfect for your organization. But there are still a few reasons while they may not fit… yet.