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Configuration Design Engineer

Configuration Design Engineer

Req No. 
2017-3252
Job Locations 
US-CA-Mojave
Category 
Engineering
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Company 
The Spaceship Company
Classification 
Exempt

More information about this job

Who we are

Who we are

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 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.

Your Mission

The Spaceship Company (TSC) www.thespaceshipcompany.com is seeking an experienced Configuration Design Engineer who will be proficient in aircraft conceptual and preliminary design.  You will find yourself amongst the best and brightest while being part of a pioneering organization!

 

 

What you bring

Basic Qualifications

  • 7-10 years or more experience in aircraft or spacecraft preliminary design  
  • CAD experience -CATIA V5 essential
  • Experience with Model Based Definition, 2D drawing creation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent Organizational Skills and problem-solving skills
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent computer skills, word, excel and powerpoint
  • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)
  • Experience with the design of flight vehicles or vehicle systems to a set of requirements or standards such as CFR 14, Part 400, Part 23 and 25, military or NASA are highly desired

Suggestions for Education/Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

 

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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