AeroVironment Director Of Business Development in Simi Valley, California

About AeroVironment

AeroVironment (AV) is a rapidly growing technology solutions provider focusing on leading edge unmanned aircraft systems and efficient energy systems. Named as one of the top 15 “Cool Companies” to work for by Fortune magazine, we are looking for creative, committed, and visionary team members who are passionate about contributing to our customers’ success. Founded in 1971, AV is built upon four decades of harnessing human power to achieve breakthroughs in science, engineering, and customer productivity. AV’s late founder, Dr. Paul MacCready, named by Time magazine as one of the “greatest minds of the 20th century,” instilled a spirit of boundless imagination that drives our organization today. Be a part of the team that has a record of breaking records. AV developed the world’s highest flying airplane; developed the world’s most widely used unmanned aircraft system; and has seven vehicles displayed in the Smithsonian. AV also proposed and then co-developed the first modern electric car; designed and built the breakthrough solar-powered car that won the inaugural World Solar Challenge road race; installed thousands of charging stations for electric vehicles worldwide; and is building an electric vehicle ecosystem to redefine the way we drive.

Brief Description

The Director of Business Development for Maritime and Marine markets reports directly to the Director of the TUAS Domestic Business Area. This position will work closely with the domestic team to capture new and follow-on orders in this market space.

Specifically, qualified candidates will be responsible for:

  • Developing customer relationships and leads.

  • Developing orders forecasts.

  • Developing Capture Plans.

  • Capturing new and follow-on Domestic business.

  • Directly supporting AOP and 3-Year Strategy Planning.

  • Market Analysis and Competitive Assessment.

  • Prioritizing investment decisions for review.

  • Working with the Business Unit’s program management and engineering staff to identify product/technology needs and connecting them with funding sources.

  • Building partnerships with domestic companies to pursue specific opportunities and enhance AV product offerings.

Additional Details

AeroVironment is a technology solutions provider that designs, develops, produces and supports an advanced portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and electric transportation solutions. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s electric-powered, hand-launched unmanned aircraft systems extensively to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance and communication. AeroVironment’s electric transportation solutions include a comprehensive suite of electric vehicle (EV) charging systems, installation and data services for consumers, automakers, utilities and government agencies, power cycling and test systems for EV developers and industrial electric vehicle charging systems for commercial fleets. More information about AeroVironment is available at

AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.

Job Title: Director Of Business Development

Location: Simi Valley, CA, US