Virgin Galactic

  • Export Compliance Officer

    Company Virgin Galactic
    Category Legal & Compliance
    US-NM-Las Cruces
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
    US-NM-Las Cruces
  • Who we are

    Virgin Galactic 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!


    Position Summary

    Virgin Galactic (VG) is seeking an Export Compliance Officer with a strong background and experience in space-related U.S. trade sanctions, compliance implementation, and related investigations (EAR, ITAR, OFAC) to join its compliance team. The individual filling this position must be experienced at drafting and managing export authorizations, including licenses and Technical Assistance Agreements. This role will be located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

    Your Mission

    • Work with stakeholders to anticipate needs and pro-actively seek authorizations.
    • Prepare and submit authorization applications and manage approved authorizations.
    • Assist with the development, implementation, and management of company-wide policies, procedures, controls, and training.
    • Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action.
    • Anticipate issues and identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks.
    • Base your decision making process on ethics and integrity.
    • Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders and cross-functional teams.
    • Deal with complex, significant, and challenging matters.
    • Support internal investigations and audits as directed.

    What you bring

    • Must be a U.S. Person as defined by the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and eligible for a U.S. government security clearance.
    • 5+ years experience focusing on export and import compliance and related matters. Facility with ITAR, EAR, OFAC, FCPA and other regulations pertaining to international trade is crucial.
    • Ability to submit authorization applications online.
    • Experience drafting, submitting, and managing various export authorizations, including permanent and temporary export licenses, Technical Assistance Agreements, Warehouse Distribution Agreements, and Manufacturing License Agreements.
    • Experience working with US government agencies responsible for the review of trade compliance, including the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Defense Technology Security Administration.
    • Ability to manage multiple requirements and remain composed under pressure.
    • A pro-active and energetic approach that ensures that the corporation’s compliance risks are being anticipated and responded to effectively.
    • Professional maturity and impeccable ethics and integrity.
    • Ability to travel. Travel is estimated at about 20%.

    Desired Education/ Certifications

    CUSECO: Certified USA export compliance Officer

    Bachelor’s Degree preferred not required in lieu of relevant 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.

    Personal Requirements:
    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.


    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.


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