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Stratolaunch, LLC Engineering Hiring Manager in Mojave, California

Position Summary

Stratolaunch is a technology accelerator that engineers operationally realistic testing at Mach 5+. Our air-launched, Talon testbeds are reusable, cost-effective platforms that enable routine access to the hypersonic environment. We deliver flight data critical to validating system performance and achieving rapid technology deployment. Together with our customers, we drive innovations that are imperative to advancing national security.

Are you passionate about building Engineering Teams and recruiting strong Engineering talent? The Engineering Hiring Manager will focus growing our Engineering team and our Talent Acquisition process from end to end. This individual must have an Engineering background while also showcasing their ability to assess incoming talent in alignment with our culture and values.


  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to create job requisitions reflective of the team needs and ensure alignment of open roles with current program requirements.

  • Review resumes within the Applicant Tracking System (Jobvite) to select candidates to proceed with the initial interview process.

  • Participate in intake meetings to identify interviewer team and core competencies to be assessed during interview process. Partner with Engineering Hiring Managers to understand their needs and ensure recruitment process is reflective of the needs.

  • Enhance interviewing process with review of candidate experience from end-to-end to run a smooth interviewing process. Develop various measures and tools to create consistency for hiring exceptional engineers.

  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to create relationships with university engineering departments, engineering faculty, and student design clubs and groups. Participate in cross-country recruiting trips on a regular basis.

  • Develop presentations for community and university outreach that focuses on the Engineering team and advances that are being made at Stratolaunch

  • Lead the creation of technical interview scripts for consistent assessment of incoming engineering candidates


  • Experience hiring and recruiting engineers.

  • Experience building exceptional engineering teams and managing engineers.

  • Thorough understanding of how successful engineering departments function.

  • Thorough understanding of engineering tools, best practices, and standards as they apply to the design, manufacture, and test of prototype aircraft.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a history of partnering with Human Resources on people related concerns.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent at providing both positive and critical feedback.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate when appropriate.

  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills.

  • Ability to be onsite 80% of the time at the Stratolaunch headquarters in Mojave, CA.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from accredited institution, 5-plus years of engineering experience, and 2+ years in management roles.

Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable

  • This position is located in Mojave, CA

Benefits and our location:

  • Relocation eligible to local area – Mojave, CA

  • 9/80 schedule

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs)

  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave

  • 50% company match per contributed dollar into 401(k) savings plan up to the IRS annual limit

  • Tuition reimbursement

Mojave Air & Spaceport is located 95 miles north of Los Angeles. To outsiders it may seem like it is the middle-of-nowhere, but it offers both affordability and central access to a variety of California’s best attractions and landmarks. Hikers will find themselves within a 2-3 hours distance of some of the best state and national parks, including Yosemite and Sequoia in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Skiers will delight in being closely distanced to world-class resorts at Mammoth Mountain, Mountain High, and Big Bear. Beachgoers can find plenty of sand, sun, and sunsets at both Southern and Central California beaches like Ventura, Huntington, Santa Monica, and Pismo. The area also offers plenty of rural area for off-roading and horseback riding enthusiasts.

Not much for the outdoors and prefer the city life? You’re within a half day’s drive or less of Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and San Francisco where you can find a variety of live entertainment, museums, tours, and historical sight-seeing. Theme parks are in abundance, with Six Flags Magic Mountain, Disneyland, and Knotts Berry Farm ready to meet the needs of rollercoaster thrill seekers.

Food and drink fanatics are in a haven of delectable choices. Wine aficionados will also find easy access to some of the state’s best vino in Paso Robles, Santa Ynez, and even more locally in Tehachapi and Agua Dulce. Beer fanatics will find some of the best West Coast IPAs at Bravery and Lucky Luke’s in Lancaster. Any food option you crave is covered, and we always recommend the authentic and fresh Mexican food that you won’t find anywhere else in the United States.

Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

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Job Category: Engineering