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Director of Engineering

Accion Systems

Accion Systems

United States · United States
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024
About Revolution Space
At Revolution Space we're building advanced space systems for the 21st century. Every employee at Revolution Space works on projects that are critical to our company’s future by ensuring our products work on orbit every time.
Position Summary:
We are looking for a Director of Engineering who has experience with the design, fabrication, testing, and operation of spaceflight hardware. This director will lead departments across all engineering disciplines including Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (Structural/Thermal), Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, and Test Engineering.
The position is full-time with location options in: Greenbelt, MD area, or DC Metro Area or Boston, MA, and is available to be filled immediately.
Responsibilities:
· Plan and direct all aspects of engineering standards, policies, objectives, and initiatives
· Develop and manage the department’s budget for training, execution, and growth
· Mentor and guide engineers' career progression
· Strong collaboration with and technical support for Finance, Operations, Mission Assurance, Business Development, Programs and Missions.
· Ownership for technical risk content of program Risk Register (including mitigation and elevation strategy)
· Build strategies that enable scaling of the business
Required Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace Engineering or similar.
· 18+ years of relevant work experience.
· 5+ years in Senior Management with an engineering organization of 30+ employees
· 10+ years of recent experience with spaceflight hardware
· Extensive expertise in Systems, Electrical, Mechanical, Software, and Test Engineering
· Previous experience in DoD and/or NASA programs
· Experience with Environmental Testing per GEVS GSFC-STD-7000 or SMC-S-016
· Experienced with gate review processes (SRR, PDR, CDR), providing technical content, oversight, and determining gate pass / fail criteria.
· Eligibility and ability to obtain a government security clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
· Master’s degree in Engineering or similar
· 25+ years of relevant work experience with spaceflight hardware
· Previous experience as Director of Engineering
· Experience scaling from a small to medium-sized company
· Experience scaling hardware from R&D to Production
· Current Secret or TS/SCI clearance
Benefits:
· Paid holidays, sick time and unmetered vacation
· Excellent health and dental plans with 80% employer contribution
· Fitness reimbursement
· 100% company matching 401k plan with immediate vesting
· Life Insurance
· Long term / short term disability
· Education assistance
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other protected factor.