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 orbital flights for space tourism and other commercial applications.
Virgin Galactic 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
Virgin Galactic (VG) is seeking an Associate General Counsel to work alongside our General Counsel and serve as a business-oriented corporate attorney. Strong experience in commercial transactions, especially contract drafting and negotiation, and privacy law, to include the GDPR, is required. You will be a member of a small but mighty Legal & Compliance team. You must be a creative thinker, an effective writer and negotiator, and a passionate advocate for our business. You will work with smart, dedicated professionals who are building a world-changing business and who will value your legal guidance and input. You will have the opportunity to grow and stretch your skills as our business grows. Work experience in the aerospace or aviation industry and in government contracts would be helpful but is not required. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills.
Location: This is a full-time position in Las Cruces, New Mexico with travel as necessary to Spaceport America, New Mexico; Mojave, California; and other locations.
Your primary responsibility will be to draft and negotiate non-standard agreements and provisions, with support from our paralegal, legal assistant, and supply chain department. You will also assist with general corporate matters in the Legal & Compliance Department. We engage in many commercial transactions with suppliers, technology development partners, sponsors, and engineering service providers. None of these transactions are “standard”, and we operate at a fast pace.
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.
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.