Vehicle Configuration Engineer- Vehicle Engineering

  • Full Time
  • USA
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • 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.

Company Details

The Premier Dedicated Small Satellite Launch Service

Who we are

At Virgin Orbit, we launch the small satellite revolution, accessing space for missions that were previously unimaginable and fostering new ideas and technologies to create a truly spacefaring civilization. We deliver Virgin’s legendary customer service by pairing technological advancements with a clear focus on our customers’ needs. We build a workplace and a workforce for the future, knowing that our decisions and investments of today will launch the industries of tomorrow. We engage a diverse and inclusive community of dreamers and achievers in a shared mission to access space to improve life on Earth.

At Virgin Orbit, we boost imagination.

Position Summary

Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a new member for our team to serve in a high impact role as a Vehicle Configuration Engineer on our Vehicle Engineering Team. In this position you will facilitate the successful execution of hardware integration and vehicle upgrades by developing and maintaining a detailed process used to create, plan, track, approve and report hardware changes to the LauncherOne vehicle baseline design using JIRA and TeamCenter. The Vehicle Configuration Engineer will develop a technical familiarity with every aspect of the LauncherOne system and segments, organizational hierarchy, program milestones and engineering practices to aid in the coordination to vehicle baseline changes across an interdisciplinary team. The Vehicle Configuration Engineer will be directly engaging with Sr. Management and the VO Chief Engineer to aid in the assessment of programmatic impact of configuration change requests, coordinating configuration changes with upstream and downstream stakeholders, and ensure compliance with the authorized engineering change process across the engineering organization, quality assurance, production, and supply chain teams.

If you are an experienced Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced, challenging and creative team, looking for an opportunity to expand your wings – this could be for you. This is a full-time position at our rocket factory in beautiful Long Beach, California.

Your Mission

  • Develop, plan, manage, streamline, and document vehicle hardware change process within the JIRA environment
  • Apply a collaborative approach to aid with the coordination of hardware changes across interdisciplinary teams
  • Coordinate hardware configuration baseline strike dates for each rocket
  • Continuously audit system to identify opportunities to streamline process
  • Develop performance metrics and provide snapshot at program meetings
  • Help Virgin Orbit do our part to make the world a better place
  • Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members
  • Perform other duties assigned

What You Bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, System Engineering, Computer Information Systems or Data Science.
  • 1+ year of experience using JIRA ( issue/task management, Project/ issue customization, workflow customization, etc).
  • Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking the English language at a level capable of communicating complex information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must be a U.S. person as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15).
  • Must be able to work varying hours/shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.
  • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 15lbs (unassisted).
  • Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space.
  • Ability and desire to perform in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment.
  • Self-driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement, inter-team communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to provide proof of US-approved Covid-19 full vaccination status, unless otherwise exempted by an approved reasonable medical or religious accommodation from Virgin Orbit.

Skills We Value

  • Strong work ethic- Self Driven; get it done attitude.
  • Drive to continuously improve products and business systems.
  • Familiarity in reading schematic and mechanical drawings.
  • Familiarity with the aerospace industry.
  • Familiarity with supply chain logistics.
  • Familiarity with aerospace configuration management techniques and processes (MIL-STD-480, NASA IVV:10, etc).
  • Experience in low cost commercial space system ventures.
  • Ability to thrive as a ‘one person team’.
  • Ability to add something unique and positive to our team.
  • Generally high level of all-around awesomeness.

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

Our idea of a happy life: build rockets, work with brilliant people, serve purposeful customers, and open access to space. Sir Richard Branson’s belief is “If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success.” From the very start, we have placed top priority on growing and fostering a team of creative, diverse, and talented women and men.

Virgin Orbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Orbit 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.

Tagged as: jira, mil-std-480 / nasa ivv:10, supply chain logistics, hardware integration and vehicle upgrades

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