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Program Director, Mission Systems IPT

Company: Virgin Galactic
Location: Tustin
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Job Description:

Your Mission at Virgin Galactic

As the Program Manager leading our Mission Systems Integrated Product Team on the Delta Class Spaceship, you will be responsible for leading the teams supporting the development of the Mission Systems for the Delta Class vehicle. This scope of work includes strategy, integration, program planning, program execution and product delivery for the GNC, Flight Deck, IMA's, RDC's, electrical and simulator systems. The role will lead the development of the Mission Systems thru the full product life cycle including, requirement definition, design phases, production, testing and operation. -As the leader of an Integrated Product Team, you will be expected to integrate engineering disciplines, functions and suppliers to successfully develop the next generation production Spaceship. Your responsibilities will include the development and deployment of Program Management processes and tools in collaboration with the Program & Business Operations Team.

In addition, you will be accountable for leading the development of program plans, including baselining as well as program execution within the approved cost, schedule and scope. This role is accountable for developing a cross functional product team, to ensure programs are executed in accordance with the gated product life cycle and program management processes, ensuring the achievement of program and business goals.
Develop and maintain a detailed program plan, including Integrated Master Schedule for the Spaceship Mission Systems, which is aligned with overall Delta Class program plan and 5 Year Strategic Plan for Aerospace SystemsExecute the approved program plan with accountability for cost, scope, and schedule against the approved program baseline and provide program updates as required by the executive teamDevelop and lead risk management process including proactively maintaining and tracking program risks and opportunities and providing mitigation plans as neededLeveraging your experience to help the Virgin Galactic team develop and deploy program processes aligned with Program Management best practicesCollaborate with other program IPT leaders to ensure the overall success of the Spaceship Delta ProgramLead a diverse and talented team of engineers to support product development, production, delivery and spacecraft integration and test -Lead by example through Virgin Galactic's values, communicating with respect in a straight-up way fostering transparent, and open communication.Apply program management expertise, coupled with leadership skills and an unwavering commitment to quality of work products, to ensure the successful advancement of human spaceflightWork with other company leaders in engineering, manufacturing, and support organizations to gather history and experience to inform project planning and steeringReview detailed development, engineering and manufacturing plans and ensure cross functional integration and alignmentProactively maintain and track program risks and opportunities and provide mitigation plans as neededRegularly report to executive leadership and the broader organization the projects status and performanceBuild and develop an Integrated Program Team (IPT) that supports the portfolio, including crafting and implementing an appropriate operating system to support and ensure program executionExperience managing supplier program performance as part of the integrated teamLead program reviews, including Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBR), Variance Reviews/Reporting, Monthly Program Management Reviews and others as required.

Minimum of a bachelor's degree in engineering or technical discipline from an accredited institution8+ years of industry experience in progressive technical and leadership rolesEnergetic, passionate and organized program leader ready to lead a project through the full lifecycleExperience with Aerospace vehicle or product development, transition into production, and entry into service.Demonstrated success managing aerospace projects withing cost and schedule goalsExperience providing leadership and management for multidisciplinary teams of engineering, manufacturing, and business support personnelAble to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex product development environment with multiple priorities as well as a disciplined production settingExperience with logic linked scheduling, Cost Account Management, budget management, and reportingExperience with IMP/IMS, risk management, configuration management, and requirements management processesUnderstanding of Product Lifecycle Management, Configuration Management, Configuration Control, and ERP systemsExcellent verbal and written communication, excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and PowerPointExecute strategic program goals in support of the overall company goals and objectivesTeam player with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

Preferred Skills and Experience
PMP CertificationMasters DegreePrimavera (P6) experienceSix Sigma Training and Certification

Who we are

Virgin Galactic is transforming humanity's relationship with space. By making it more open and accessible, we are connecting the world to the love, wonder and awe inspired by space travel, helping to create new opportunities for the benefit of life on Earth. Whether it's supporting cutting-edge research missions for scientists and students, or offering life-changing experiences for the adventurers among us, Virgin Galactic is -THE -spaceline for Earth. Such an audacious vision requires a team as driven as they are curious - one capable of redefining the boundaries of what's possible.

ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR -120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
EEO Statement
Virgin 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-19 virus, ("fully vaccinated" means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination's last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) or have a valid religious or medical exemption.--- 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 , Program Director, Mission Systems IPT, Executive , Tustin, California

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