Facebook Job Listings Point to Drones Ramp-Up


ConnectivityLabDrone650Facebook is looking for a few good men and women to build a few good drones.

Kurt Wagner of Re/code discovered job listings for avionics, thermal and power systems and control engineers to work on aircraft-related projects.

Wagner reported that three aerospace-related job openings in Facebook’s London office were posted shortly after its March acquisition of Ascenta, which is based in the U.K., adding that three new related job postings are out of the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

The new postings are for associate and lead technicians to help with assembly of an aircraft’s mechanical structure, as well as an engineer to “assist in the development, inspection and testing of a high-altitude solar powered aircraft,” according to Wagner.

Readers: Do you know anyone with drones on their résumés?