The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a 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 350 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
TSC is seeking a motivated Manager of Systems Design. “Systems Design” includes: all mechanical systems, pneumatics systems, and hydraulic systems. The primary task of this role will be to provide leadership to the systems design department at TSC. This diverse role will require you to oversee the development and delivery of all systems requirements, architectures, designs, standards, processes, and documentation activities within TSC. This engineer will provide leadership, mentoring, and career development guidance to the systems design department. This engineer will participate in the systems design process for each program. This engineer will be the senior-most MRB engineer representing systems design. The engineers within the systems department are matrixed to various projects so this person is responsible for ensuring the various projects are supported with the right skill sets and number of engineers. This role involves working closely with the other engineering disciplines as well as the vehicle leads to ensure our flight vehicles are safe to fly, and meet all systems design requirements. This role functions in a fast-paced flight test environment. This person will need to be able to support work on off-Fridays and weekends as required.
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.
The 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.