As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will guide the development and production of our one of our many rocket engines that will be used to support various spaceflight systems. Our engines are being developed to support affordable, low cost access to space.
This role will lead a highly talented team designing, building, testing, developing and ultimately qualifying for flight high performance liquid rocket engines. In this position, you will own and operate all aspects of a large program, responsible for overall cost, schedule and technical performance required for engine design, development, test, production and sustainment. Responsibilities will include managing upgrades with focus on unit cost reduction, producibility, and performance improvements ensuring certification for flight and supporting our commercial operations. You will lead our cross functional product-based teams through development and definition, designing hardware and software, developing operational procedures, support tooling and fabrication design, and work with assembly and operations personnel to test and deliver our engines within schedule and budget.
This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.
Minimum of a B.S. degree
15+ years industry experience in progressive program management roles – components to subsystem to system
Hard-charging, highly energetic, organized PM to quickly jump in lead the program through qualification while working and managing Product Costs and transition from development to production
Successful experience leading large program with over $50M annual revenue and 100+ people
Analytical and quantitative skills and ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and develop business cases, as well as the ability to clearly communicate insights to others.
Extreme attention to detail and desire to roll up your your sleeves while insisting on high standards.
Set and delivery aggressive goals for development, manufacturing, operations and sales to support 5 year planning and program commitments
Build a strong organization providing leadership, hiring and developing a high performance team
Ability to lead customer and partner engagements
Excellent communication (verbal and written) and collaboration skills that enable you to earn trust at all levels
Demonstrated experience leading and managing small and large teams on fast-paced hardware and flight projects.
Ability to lead and hold accountable a geographically dispersed team
Experience with logic linked scheduling and Cost Account Management
Experience with IMP/IMS, risk management, configuration management, requirements management processes
Experience in budget management and reporting
Leadership and management experience as well as a history of mentoring
Passionate about space exploration and a future with millions of people living and working in space
Highly organized and capable of planning and guiding complex technical work
Strong written and verbal communication skills