Facebook Seeks Engineers for Drone Team

By Tim Maytom

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Facebook is looking to expand its Connectivity Lab team, who aim to bring an internet connection to everyone on the planet, using a combination of satellites, laser transmission and drones.

The social network has posted over a dozen jobs for aeronautical engineers, technicians and other drone specialists, seeking avionics engineers who can create autopilot systems, thermal engineers who can keep drones cool during long flights, and systems engineers who can manage space-based laser arrays.

The jobs will all be part of Facebook’s Connectivity Lab, where the company is researching ways to bring internet access to the estimated two-thirds of the world’s population who currently doesn’t have it.

The positions are largely based in California, at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters and in the Los Angeles suburb of Woodland Hills. The remaining positions are in London, presumably to work alongside engineers at aviation company Ascenta who are currently partnering with Facebook. Ascenta’s founders were behind the first versions of Zephyr, which claimed the record for longest-flying solar-powered unmanned aircraft.

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Source:: Mobile App News

      

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