Virgin Galactic

Director, Quality Management Systems

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Quality Assurance
Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location

Who we are

Virgin Galactic (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

Owns the execution of key elements of Quality and Compliance operational plans. May lead a team of primarily experienced Quality professionals and/or a team of Compliance professionals. Sets tactical and operational plans in support of continuous quality improvement. Provides guidance in the implementation of Quality Assurance plans and procedures.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Initiate a plan to create a single Quality Manual with linkage to the Quality Management System for multiple sites.
  • Provides input to Program Management teams that ensures regulatory compliance. 
  • Establish and publish Quality metrics that measure overall system performance and compliance
  • Develop and manage plans, guidelines, policies, and processes, to ensure the achievement of quality targets.
  • Develop and maintain a business-wide environment of continuous Quality improvement
  • Develop and maintain a Quality Management System that meets and complies with all the requirements of FAA 14 CFR Part 21.137 Quality System.
  • Create and manage a comprehensive auditor training program to facilitate Corporate and Internal Audits.
  • Serve as representative on Corporate Quality Management Team and Governance council representing multiple sites.
  • Control and manage the Document Management System (less design data).
  • Facilitate Quality Management Reviews and site Management Corrective Action Board (MCAB) with cross functional leadership.
  • Update, troubleshoot, and optimize quality processes that support the framework for of the company QMS.
  • Ensures that all products and processes are compliant with internal and regulatory standards
  • Contribute to the building of a world-class supply base through implementation of a robust Supplier Quality Management program.
  • Create a business-wide training program to ensure business-wide comprehension of Quality Management System rules and regulations


Program Management Skills:

  • The ability to identify, orchestrate, coordinate, and control the management activities and processes that integrate program interdependencies throughout their life cycle to achieve successful program completion.
  • The ability to plan for, identify, estimate, cost, acquire, schedule, and retire resources needed to satisfy program requirements within organizational constraints.
  • The ability to effectively plan, define, establish, communicate, monitor, and control scope to ensure that all the work required and only the work required is performed.
  • The ability to define, document, analyze, trace, prioritize, and confirm requirements throughout the entire program life cycle.
  • The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance.

What you bring

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 10 years of prior relevant Quality Assurance / Quality Control experience OR
  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years' relevant experience OR
  • Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Bachelor's degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 10 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws / regulations.
  • Five years’ experience working in a highly regulated environment preferably with the FAA or foreign Civil Aviation Association

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience with ISO 9001:2015 or AS9100 process and certification activities
  • ASQ Certified Quality Auditor / Quality Manager / Quality Engineer
  • Previous experience leading a multi-site aerospace Quality Management System
  • Familiarity with aircraft certification processes

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.


As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all newly hired employees. 

As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, ( “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) . If  you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire. 


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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