• Product Assurance Engineer

    Job Locations US-CA-Mojave
    Req No.
    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

    TSC is seeking an RMS Engineer with a background in Hardware and/or Software failure analysis to join TSC’s team. This engineer will be responsible to develop one or more of the following: Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA), Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), Human Factors Analysis for Whiteknight 2 (WK2) and Spaceship 2 (SS2). 



    Your Mission

    • Works with project engineering to develop FTA’s, FHA’s and FMEA’s of existing, new, and modified systems related to WK2 and SS2
    • Detailed knowledge of the interrelationship of the various RMS analysis techniques
    • Experience with one of the following software packages: Windchill Quality Solutions (formerly RELEX), FaultTree+, Reliasoft or CAFTA
    • Ability to read electrical and mechanical engineering drawings, to include schematics, wiring diagrams and assembly drawings
    • Provides technical support and risk advisement to production, maintenance management and technical personnel
    • Experience with system safety methods ARP4761 or Mil-Std-882C or E
    • Prior experience in aviation maintenance a plus

    What you bring

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mathematics or related scientific field
    • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Knowledge of Mil-Std-1472F DoD Design Criteria for Human Engineering a plus
    • Knowledge of software development practices and design assurance methods such as DO-178b or ARP4754 a plus
    • Knowledge of complex hardware design assurance methods such as DO-254 a plus
    • Experience with Human Factors and its application to RMS a plus
    • Experience developing and conducting reliability testing a plus
    • Detailed oriented with excellent analytical skills
    • Excellent electronic analysis skill and problem resolution skills
    • Team player with excellent communication skills both verbal and written
    • Must be self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision, adaptable to changing environments and handle multiple tasks and/or projects simultaneously






    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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