Thanks for wanting to explore this. First off, this is a job posting, and we fully encourage people investigate further for themselves and we’re happy to talk with candidates interested in applying. Although I’m not sure the onus is on us to “to lay those concerns to rest,” I’ll indulge you.
“Thank you for the clarification.”
Of course. I think it’s, at best, disingenious (and perhaps, at worst, dangerous), to conflate between nefarious actors and those who might work in the same domain.
“I can assure you that I never thought you were recruiting drone operators, who are users of the system. You may be hiring developers and data scientists that design the system, which is equally concerning.”
While that may be true, it also might be true that we’re designing systems to thwart dangerous actors like the one random video you linked. It’s tough to conjecture without knowing, and you’ve drawn several conclusions about our scope of work that are incorrect.
“Please share the detailed mission statement of ATA LLC to lay those concerns to rest,”
Our Value Statement is on our page, and reads as follows:
“We’re here to take your pain away. Getting started is easier than you think. Meeting your needs costs less and takes less time than many would have you believe. We deliver great technology and partner to maximize the value of your investment. If you’re willing, so are we.”
If you’re still curious, we have a further explication on our ‘About’ page. I encourage you to explore.
“keeping in mind that in the words of your founder it is the following: “Scott co-founded ATA, LLC, in 2008 with a focus on applying advanced analytics to hard targets.””
Context is important. Please read the bio in its entirety and understand that ‘hard targets’ does not refer to militarily targeting people. Nor does it refer to the smash hit JCVD Action Thriller from 1993 (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107076/)
Target, in this case, is a synonym for ‘problems.’ As in, we like to tackle difficult problems. Again, context is important.
Daniel, again, I’d caution you to not be so spurious in trying to denigrate a company that is trying to do the right thing, with an interesting stack, with interesting and fun methodologies. At our core, we’re here to help out the collective as well. Thanks for taking the time to reply!