Deputy Chief Engineer-Space Vehicle Engineering

| Greenwood Village, CO, USA
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Salary 180,000-220,000

York Space Systems was founded to radically improve spacecraft affordability and reliability, transforming, and enabling next generation space mission operations worldwide. Today, it is one of the most innovative aerospace companies, specializing in both end-to-end customer solutions and the rapid production of spacecraft platforms. York’s complete Space Segment Solution including spacecraft production, payload integration, system integration & test, launch services, ground segment services, and mission operations enables customers to leverage York’s existing technology solutions to get rapidly and responsively to orbit. We’re looking to expand our team across the board.

As an Assistant Chief Engineer of York Space Systems, you will work in the Office of the Chief Engineer to assist in the product development process. You will help execute key engineering processes and drive integration across all of our engineering functions to ensure York delivers on its promise of affordability and agility without compromise to quality.

The ideal candidate for this role is a mid-career, highly motivated engineer that enjoys engaging in program execution as well as organizational development. With experience across the lifecycle of spacecraft development, you are a key resource for all programs and are able to help tackle a wide range of urgent engineering challenges. In this role you will help shape the operational philosophy of our engineering teams and strive for process standardization. 

  • Create and maintain standard engineering tools and templates for use across the department.
  • Identify common challenges across programs and facilitate collaboration of team members to ensure technical topics are addressed robustly and consistently.
  • Facilitate MRBs, technical peer reviews, and other cross-functional meetings.
  • Actively engage in the development and continuous improvement of engineering processes.
  • Review and provide consultation on all technical materials for customer meetings. 
  • Facilitate capture of engineering lessons learned and ensure processes and design guidance tailored from industry best practices and key program learning.
  • Provide leadership to teams and guidance to newer staff members.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in spacecraft design, spacecraft systems engineering, or other relevant roles
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills, able to work effectively within the organization and convey decisions, direction, results, and conclusions in a manner meaningful to the audience.
  • Extensive experience in spacecraft production, launch, and operation including experience at all phases of the development lifecycle.
  • Experience in integrated software / hardware verification and test.
  • Preferred Additional Skills
  • Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related field.
  • Experience leading a government or military satellite program.
  • Contract and supplier negotiation experience is preferred.

York Space Systems provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, military or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Must have permanent authorization to work in US. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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Located in the heart of The Denver Tech Center, a bustling business area where many of the region's top tech companies reside.  We are headquartered near many restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues. 

What are York Space Systems Perks + Benefits

York Space Systems Benefits Overview

York has designed a benefits package that helps support your total well-being physically, emotionally, and financially.  York Space Systems provides medical insurance AT NO COST to employees and their eligible dependents as well as a generous time off package. 

Volunteer in local community
We appreciate our local community and are always looking for ways to give back. Our “Yorksgiving” committee meets monthly to discuss volunteering and philanthropic engagements for the organization
Partners with nonprofits
We partner with organizations with a local footprint including the Food Bank of the Rockies, Special Olympics of Colorado, Habitat for Humanity, Project CURE, and Toys for Tots.
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Full-time employees can apply for the RTD EcoPass which York sponsors. Passholders will have access to unlimited RTD bus and light rail rides
Company-sponsored outings
York encourages our employees to have fun by connecting with one another beyond the workplace. We offer sponsored sports leagues including softball, volleyball and annual family-friendly events
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

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