Stratolaunch, LLC Payload Mission Manager in Mojave, California
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.
As Payload Mission Manager , you will report to the Hypersonic Programs Director and be responsible for integrating customer payloads with our Talon-A hypersonic vehicles. You will interface with the customer on a regular basis to develop requirements, manage integration schedules, provide updates, and ensure the customer has an optimal experience working with Stratolaunch. You will be part of the hypersonic engineering team and develop interface requirements and interface control documents for use in payload integration. You will collaborate with the manufacturing and operations team to answer questions and resolve conflicts during payload installation. You will also work with the customer to generate and implement the payload functional test matrix prior to the mission. You will work with the Stratolaunch contracts team to ensure customer milestones are achieved. You will work with the hypersonic vehicle program management team to ensure the customer needs are communicated and integrated with program planning tools.
Develop interface requirements for payload integration
Coordinate across multiple Stratolaunch departments to ensure the customer milestones are met while providing customers with an optimal experience
Develop the payload integration schedule, starting from receipt of payload through return of the payload and delivery of customer data
Generate and maintain Interface Control Documents and deliver them to the customer
Coordinate with the manufacturing and operations team to perform physical payload integration
Work with customers to verify functional performance after payload integration
Work with customers and the operations team to develop ground and flight test plans to support customer objectives
Owner of the Talon-A Payload User’s Guide
Coordinate flight test data reduction, as required, and deliver to customers
Support the preparation of business proposals to the US Government and industry
Coordinate and help resolve technical challenges, as required
Contribute to the integration of complex aerospace systems
Travel, as needed, to support the company
Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity, and fulfillment of commitments
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Knowledge of, and experience with, electrical engineering, avionics, electronics, software, aircraft and/or launch vehicle integration
Experience with requirements development, with a focus on interface management
Experience with air or space vehicle instrumentation
Experience with computer-aided design (CAD) software tools
Experience with integration and test planning
Ability to work on their own initiative and prioritize tasking to fit within the business goals
Experience with complex aerospace system development
Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities
Ability to obtain a security clearance at the TS/SCI level
Experience with sensor integration
Experience with high-temperature materials, thermal protection systems, or optical windows
Experience with U.S. government agencies
Active security clearance
REQUIRED COMPUTER SKILLS
Engineering software tools
MS Office (Project, Word, Excel, Outlook)
Configuration management systems
- Bachelor’s degree (BS) in engineering, physics, or mathematics from an accredited institution and 15-plus years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience
Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable
This position is located in Mojave, CA
Travel estimated to be approximately 25%
Benefits and our location:
Relocation eligible to local area – Mojave, CA
Healthcare (medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs)
Paid Maternity and Parental Leave up to 16 weeks
50% company match per contributed dollar into 401(k) savings plan up to the IRS annual limit
Tuition reimbursement for continued education
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: Program Management