Virgin Galactic

Sr. Systems Engineer

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Engineering
US-CA-MojaveUS-CA-Tustin
Req No.
2021-6407
Type
Regular Full-Time
Classification
Exempt
Location : Location
US-CA-Mojave
Additional Locations
US-CA-Tustin

Who we are

Virgin Galactic www.VirginGalactic.com (SPCE:NYSE) Virgin Galactic recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space. Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology. From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space it is clear that there is much more that unites than divides us.

We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody — and change the world for good.  - Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic

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!

Your Mission

Virgin Galactic is seeking a talented and motivated Senior Systems Engineer who will be dedicated to work in the Propulsion group for development of next generation Propulsion System for existing and future Spaceships. The scope of the project with respect to Systems Engineering is to capture the definition of the Propulsion System throughout its lifecycle.  Specifically, the work will entail responsibility for all Systems Engineering deliverables regarding planning, architecture, requirements, interface control, validation & verification, integration, and qualification.  The Senior Systems Engineer will work with both mechanical and electronic sub-systems for the Propulsion System.  The ideal candidate will have at least 8-10 years of experience which includes working with both electronic and mechanical systems. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Development of Engineering Management Plans, Tasks and Schedules
  • Development of System Verification Plans, Qualification Plans, Integration Plans
  • Development of Concept of Operation Specifications
  • Development of Architectures, Requirements, Interface Control Documents at Vehicle, Sub-Systems, and Assembly levels of definition
  • Validation of Requirements
  • Development and Review of Validation, Verification, and Integration Test Procedures
  • Conduct an RCCA; Identify Proximate, Intermediate, and Root Cause; Make Corrective Action Recommendations
  • Identification and Execution of Trade Studies
  • Identification and Assessment of Risks
  • Support RFI and RFP development and execution

What you bring

Educational Requirements:

  • Must have a B.S. or M.S. in an Engineering discipline from an accredited university

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Must have a mature understanding of Systems Engineering process and interfaces and interactions between Systems Engineering and Multi-discipline Engineering Teams
  • Must have a deep understanding of requirements development and requirements management
  • Must have a deep understanding of physical and functional architecture development
  • Must have a deep understanding of SAE ARP-4754A, SAE ARP-4761, DO-178C, DO-254, DO-160, as well as industry standards for Mechanical Systems
  • Must have an understanding of rocket proulsion
  • Must be able to read and comprehend schematics and mechanical drawings
  • Must be able to operate with minimal supervision when assigned an intermediate problem or provided a general problem statement for a complex problem
  • Must be able to justify decisions with available information and to achieve buy in from peers
  • Must be able to Independently own a sub-project; influences and negotiates with team‐mates
  • Must possess advanced knowledge in at least one discipline. Finds and implements strategic data structures and algorithms; authors, reviews and improves requirements and designs.
  • Must be able to actively share knowledge, share resources and informally teaches peers and juniors; Innovates measurable improvements
  • Must be capable of building and leading effective cross functional teams
  • Helps others be successful in daily work. Proactively communicates with others and has good presentation skills
  • Organizes and plans own work and that of other team members
  • Can be counted on to meet commitments and execute work per schedule
  • Takes responsibility for own professional development

 

Professional Requirements:

  • 8-10 years of experience specific to Systems Engineering integration or testing experience in aerospace or similar field
  • Strong experience in developing Systems Engineering documentation
  • Strong experience in integration, validation & verification of Avionics and Mechanical Systems
  • Strong experience in Engineering Management Plans and Development Plans
  • Strong experience in developing schedules for execution of Systems Engineering work
  • Strong troubleshooting, organizational, and written communication skills
  • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

 

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.

 

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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