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Sr. Manager - Systems Integration Engineering

Terran Orbital Corporation

Terran Orbital Corporation

Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024


Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, a leader in innovation, manufacturing, and operations in the satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast-growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.
Terran Orbital is seeking an experienced Sr. Manager - Systems Integration Engineering to join our growing team. Reporting to the Director, AIT, the Systems Integration Engineering Sr Manager will be responsible for leading a diverse team comprised of Systems Integration Engineers working to execute and provide expertise in spacecraft system build and test, module, and avionics build and test, as well as designing automated test tools and processes as part of the larger high volume production team. Responsibilities include planning and execution of the necessary efforts to support engineering projects, pursuits, and programs. The Systems Integration Engineering Sr Manager is also responsible for functional staffing requirements (workforce/resource planning), recruiting, training, talent development, engagement, and retention of employees. The manager proactively collaborates with functional and business leadership teams to support business and program requirements. In this role, the selected candidate will communicate with stakeholders within and outside the organization, including customers, vendors, executive leadership, and other engineering discipline managers; guide the design team with DFX continuous improvement projects; and oversee the execution of Earned Value (EVM) project execution.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Leads, organize, and delegates to a systems integration team and test engineers to accomplish complex system and subsystem assembly, integration, and tests for production, module, and spacecraft system testing.
  • Interface with engineers and technicians to advance to larger-scale manufacturing and automation
  • Develop full vehicle integration build flow and testing campaigns while ensuring vehicle integrity of electronic and mechanical systems
  • Produces executive summaries and metrics for progress reporting and communicates opportunities/focus areas.
  • Guides/create design standards and engineering best practices.
  • Travel and work off-site at other locations may be required
Qualifications and Skills
  • Aerospace/satellite experience required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience or a graduate degree with a minimum of 10 years of related experience.
  • Proficiency with all aspects of spacecraft system build and test, including but not limited to electrical power systems, RF subsystems, attitude and control sensors, and actuation and command and data handling avionics.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Experience developing plans, schedules, and estimates with Earned Value Management techniques.
  • Experience with Department of Defense Specifications and Standards
  • Experience with industry-standard and military specification testing standards
  • Working knowledge of environmental testing with thermal chambers, vibration tables, and thermal vacuum chambers while in a cleanroom environment.
  • Ability to develop proposal estimates with a solid basis of justification.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to motivate and engage teams through innovation, collaboration, and mentorship initiatives.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on various projects; possesses strong organization and prioritization skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office tools, including experience with spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and MS Office
  • Strong writing, presentation, and oral communication skills.
  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • 401(k) Match
  • Unlimited PTO
Salary Range $130,000-$190,000
Your actual level and base salary will be determined case-by-case and may vary based on the job-related qualification, knowledge, skills, education, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity for each employee, 100% covered medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) match, unlimited flex time off, covered life insurance, maternity and paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, employee referrals, and lots of swag!
About Terran Orbital
Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellite products primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and on-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more at www.terranorbital.com
Physical Demands
An employee must meet the physical demands described to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. In performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to sit or stand for long durations of time, in addition to bending, reaching, and walking. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. This position is generally sedentary, with substantial computer usage.
Work Environment
The job operates in a professional office environment but in a manufacturing company. This job routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and scanners.
To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may require a current United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.
Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.
If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].