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Head of Federal Government Relations and Policy
North America
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Washington, DC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 5+ years of experience in federal policy is required, ideally related to defense and national security, technology innovation, and/or aviation and transportation. 8+ years of experience is preferred
  • Experience as a Congressional staffer is required, and service on the Armed Services or Transportation/Commerce committees is preferred. Former Armed Services Committee staff or Military Legislative Assistants would find this role uniquely exciting and valuable
  • Experience with appropriations--especially defense appropriations--is preferred
  • You are a storyteller by nature. At Skydio, we believe policy work is storytelling by another name. You excel at casting a vision and sharing stories about the transformational impact of technology in a way that naturally advances policy objectives
  • You understand that significant victories are never achieved alone. You excel at building and sustaining support for forward-leaning objectives by working across multiple axes, including the executive branch, the legislative branch, industry associations, and public relations
  • Strong sense of ownership and the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment with competing demands on your time
  • Exercise proactive, creative leadership. Spot issues before they become problems
  • Superior written and oral communication skills, including the ability to explain complicated topics--such as autonomy--to partners and policy makers
  • Ability to travel, as required (likely no more than 10-30% of the time)
  • A B.A. or B.S. degree. Advanced degrees--including law degrees--are preferred
  • Represent Skydio before Congress, with a focus on the Armed Services, Appropriations, and Transportation/Commerce committees
  • Represent Skydio before federal agencies, with a focus on the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, and Federal Aviation Administration
  • Represent Skydio in key industry associations, building relationships across the community
  • In coordination with Skydio's regulatory team, support Skydio's regulatory objectives by partnering with policy makers, regulatory agencies, and customers
  • Support Skydio's pioneering work to develop and implement ethical and policy principles to ensure our business decisions align with our values
  • Monitor and lead Skydio's response to policy proposals and rulemakings from federal agencies, industry associations, and standards bodies

201-500 employees

Flying tools robotics
Company Overview
Skydio's mission is to make the world more productive, creative, and safe with autonomous flight. The company manufactures and distributes drones for various applications.
  • Child Care & Parental Leave - Family Medical Leave, Flexible Work Schedule, Generous Parental Leave
  • Health & Wellness Benefits - Dental Benefits, Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance, Onsite Gym, Vision Benefits, Wellness Programs, Mental Health Benefits
  • Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
  • 401(K)
  • Generous PTO, Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Days
Company Core Values
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Protection of privacy and civil liberties