Engineering Manager

Mojave, CA 93501

Posted: 05/28/2020 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 81593

Job Description

The scope of the engineering manager position includes:
  • Working across Clients programs, including the lunar lander for the 2022 south pole mission, technology development and testing programs, and VTVL terrestrial testbed flights
  • Coordinating with leadership team on staffing allocation and resources
  • Being a technical contributor to challenging engineering problems
  • Providing engineering expertise and leadership
  • Providing mentorship and guidance to the technical team
 
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate work tasks across the technical team to ensure projects meet internal and external deadlines as well as stay on budget
  • Perform one-on-one meetings with direct reports
  • Assist with management of schedule, projects, and resources using Smartsheets
  • Work closely with the CTO and Chief Engineer to meet program goals
  • Assist with and contribute to project planning, proposals, and scoping business opportunities
  • Must be able to adapt and thrive in a dynamic highly technical environment
  • Will have a large impact on many programs, especially the lunar mission

Job Requirements

Desired Skills/Experience:
  • Experience leading a technical team in aerospace, ideally spacecraft but not required.
  • Innovative and open to helping create a Cislunar economy - passionate about space
  • Understands what is needed for high-quality spaceflight systems - and also what is not needed.
  • Experience with the complete lifecycle of spacecraft development: design, build, test, and fly.
  • 15+ years experience in aerospace engineering
  • Experience with startups or new space companies
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a technical field
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong work ethic and intrinsic motivation
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