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Senior Engineer- Spaceship Actuator Flight Controls

Company: Virgin Galactic
Location: Tustin
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Who We AreVirgin Galactic, www.VirginGalactic.com (SPCE:NYSE), recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space. Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology. From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space, it is clear that there is much more that unites us than divides us."We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody - and change the world for good." Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin GalacticIf you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today! Your Mission

  • Accountable for the integrated development of the Virgin Galactic Spaceship Actuated Flight Controls, including full lifecycle requirement development, verification planning and executing, and vehicle implementation.
  • Support the Actuated Flight Controls Project Manager in identifying the engineering scope required across all disciplines to meet program requirements.
  • Lead cross-functional engineering teams to complete projects within the program, and coordinate with other stakeholders on the Program Team.
  • Support development of Engineering plans to meet program requirements including: Test Plans, Validation and Verification Plans, and other engineering development plans.
  • Take ownership of risks to the Program plan and develops integrated proposals to mitigate and retire those risks.
  • Support the development and validation of the actuator technical requirements in support of overall program requirements.
  • Validate and track schedule and staffing estimates for the Engineering activities.
  • Support the Project Manager by assigning and prioritizing responsibilities for engineering tasks related to their project.
  • Perform high level quality control of the work (technical adequacy, plans, personnel's performance) and report regularly on engineering project status to program and engineering leadership. Initiate corrective actions for poor quality engineering results.
  • Other duties as required in support of Engineering and Program Requirements . What You Bring
    • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or similar Engineering discipline from an accredited institution.
    • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and empower a team of subject matter experts in varying technical disciplines.
    • Understanding of aircraft design and engineering processes, including Model Based Definition, Product Lifecycle Management, Configuration Management, Configuration Control, ERP and MRP systems.
    • Experience with the design or operational support of flight vehicles or vehicle systems to a set of requirements or standards such as CFR 14, Part 400, Part 23 and 25, military or NASA
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Ability to execute strategic goals and objectives in support of the overall company goals and objectives.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.
    • Team player with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. U.S. Person Requirement
      • Because of the export-controlled nature of our technology, applicants are required to be U.S. Persons (either a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or protected individual as defined by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 C.F.R.120.15).EEO StatementVirgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as newly hired employees. As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19virus, ("fully vaccinated" means at least two week have expired since receiving the vaccination's last dose as recommended by the manufacturer). If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met be your date of hire. Virgin Galactic complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.

Keywords: Virgin Galactic, Tustin , Senior Engineer- Spaceship Actuator Flight Controls, Engineering , Tustin, California

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