Virgin Galactic www.VirginGalactic.com is on track to become the world’s first privately funded commercial space line. It is dedicated to becoming a world leader in sub-orbital commercial space tourism with a longer term vision to develop other space technologies that have the potential to open space to significantly more people and users. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today!
VG and the greater Virgin Organization has 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 commercial 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
VG is seeking a Flight Sciences Engineer with experience in aircraft performance, aerodynamics and flight loads to join the Operations Engineering team. This role will grow into a multi-disciplinary subject matter expert in a range of flight sciences related disciplines including aircraft performance, aerodynamics, stability and control, flight loads, aerothermal heating and weight and balance. The purpose of this role will be to integrate with the joint flight test team for the remainder of the WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) and SpaceShipTwo (SS2) flight test program in Mojave, CA and then take on operational responsibility for various flight sciences disciplines following the transition into regular commercial spaceflight operations at Spaceport America, NM.
Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic 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.