Manager, Avionics Design

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Engineering
US-CA-Tustin
Req No.
2022-7050
Type
Regular Full-Time
Classification
Exempt
Location : Location
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 technical leader to help lead the development of the avionics and electrical systems for the next generation of Motherships, called the Dawn program.  The Avionics Design Manager will lead a team of 5-10 engineers that will be responsible for developing, integrating, testing and delivering the avionics and electrical systems.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead an Avionics Design Team to deliver products that achieve technical, cost, and schedule objectives
  • Overall responsibility for the design, development, integration, testing and successful delivery of avionics (hardware and software) and electrical subsystems.
  • Ensure horizontal and vertical integration of best engineering practices across the company.
  • Collaborate with other organizations across the company (Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Business/Cost Management, Quality, etc) as required to ensure execution of program statement of work.
  • This position reports to the Avionics Program Manager and to the Director of Avionics Engineering.

What you bring

Minimum Qualifications

  • Intellectual curiosity and passion for the Virgin Galactic mission of connecting people through spaceflight
  • Minimum of a B.S. in Engineering or technical discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with the design, development, integration and testing of electronics (hardware and software), electrical subsystems or robotic systems products
  • Leadership experience on a product development team in a collaborative, fast paced environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • Collaborative team player with excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office and Visio
  • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

Experience or Expertise in any of these areas a plus:

  • Development and validation of redundant systems for safety critical applications
  • Aircraft systems development per DO-254 and DO-178
  • Environmental Qualification standards such as DO-160, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461/464, MIL-STD-704
  • Aircraft/spacecraft wiring per AS50881
  • Digital communication protocols such as RS232, RS422, RS485, Ethernet, MIL-STD-1553 and CAN

 

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.

 

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.

As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as 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-19virus, (“fully vaccinated” means at least two week have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer).  If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met be your date of hire.  Virgin Galactic complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.

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