• Legal Counsel

    Job Locations US-CA-Mojave
    Req No.
    Legal & Compliance
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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

    We are looking for a California licensed (or ability to be admitted as corporate counsel) attorney interested in being an active and contributing member of  a small but growing legal and compliance team who are helping dreams take flight at TSC. 



    Your Mission

    • Enthusiasm for both our purpose of making dreams to take flight as well as for the law and how we can help the business grow and develop through our legal skills
    • Desire to be part of a small but important team and helping it strengthen and grow
    • Ability and comfort with working independently
    • Ability to work with diverse groups of non-legal people (engineers, supply chain,  facilities, HR as just a few examples)
    • Interest and ability to find solutions rather than just say “no”
    • Background and interest in contract drafting, interpretation, negotiation, and support (contract types?—All sorts)
    • Desire to support and conduct training on a variety of legal topics to assist the business in developing needed skill sets and knowledge
    • Willingness to switch gears/topics and turn around work product quickly, correctly, and with collaboration with the business and the legal compliance team

    What you bring

    • Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited school
    • License and good standing with the State bar of California or ability to register as Corporate Counsel in California
    • 5 or more years related experience 
    • Experience with federal and  California labor laws
    • Export Compliance experience
    • Intellectual Property experience




    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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