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Systems and Integration Engineer

Systems and Integration Engineer

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Who we are


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.


Our Values
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 systems engineering and integration engineer with proven prior results in development and verification of space or aircraft. This role is for an engineer with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position at Virgin Galactic’s aerospace facility in Mojave, California.




Your Mission

  • Define and document the flight and ground environments of the vehicles
  • Help Plan Acceptance, Verification and Validation tests.
  • Help prepare a vehicle acceptance data package.
  • Help with developing and maintaining the Systems Engineering Plan
  • Develop and maintain a Launch License Requirements Verification Plan
  • Apply system engineering processes, tools and methods to create, capture, validate, decompose, trace and manage system requirements.
  • Developing the path for requirements verification and documentation
  • Bridge cross functional groups to create, capture, validate, decompose, trace and manage system requirements.
  • Work with functional engineering groups to create and decompose system architectures to facilitate the allocation of requirements to the design architecture.
  • Contribute to the identification, definition, documentation and management of system/sub-system/structural and hardware interfaces.

What you bring


  • Bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited institution
  • Must have prior experience performing systems engineering and integration for complex Aerospace Systems
  • Systems integration experience for a human-rated spacecraft is ideal
  • 5+ years of Systems Engineering experience
  • Experience with Composite Structures or Vehicles
  • Be able to work multiple program phases simultaneously
  • Have a proven record of resolving competing requirements and mismatched schedules across multiple systems
  • An aviation background or hobby is a plus




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.


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.


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