The Spaceship Company (TSC) is Virgin Galactic’s wholly owned space-system manufacturing organization. Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 430 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.
TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation. You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic. Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility. You will work well under pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility. You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.
Who You Are
The Spaceship Company (TSC) is seeking an experienced and inspired Program Manager to lead the design, build and test program for the next WhiteKnightTwo to go into service after VMS Eve. As the first stage of our Space Flight System, WhiteKnightTwo is a unique platform with incredible capability. In leading the program, the PM will build and lead a team that will optimize the design for performance and reliability enhancements, improve manufacturability and deliver a vehicle in line with customer requirements. The PM has the opportunity to build upon lessons learned from the Unity and Etta/Artie programs to continually improve TSC’s program execution. Naturally, the Program Manager will work closely with leadership and teams across the company to ensure the program is well planned and executed, whilst ensuring compliance with company’s policies, procedures and overall objectives. You will have an unwavering commitment to successful program execution.
Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)sThe Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Spaceship Company 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.