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Virgin Galactic is seeking a seasoned engineer with experience in loads, dynamics, aerodynamics, and structures. The candidate will build on an intimate knowledge of all aircraft systems. The engineer will also support instrumentation planning, mission control preparation, data processing, and model evaluation for flight testing and vehicle envelope expansion.
The Senior Loads Engineer will be responsible for advancing the external loads development for the suborbital spaceplane SpaceShipTwo, Spaceship 3, the mothership Eve, and other special projects. The Senior Loads Engineer will also be responsible for providing technical leadership and mentorship, promoting a culture of continual improvement and quality within the Loads Team.
Preferred Skills and Experience
Even though the position can be predominantly remote, the candidate is expected to travel to our California and New Mexico sites as required.
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.