Aircraft Integration Director at Boom Supersonic

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About Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic is a Denver-based company redefining commercial flight by bringing supersonic flight back to the skies with Overture. This historic airliner is designed and committed to industry-leading standards of speed, safety, and sustainability. Boom’s vision is to bring families, businesses, and cultures closer together through supersonic travel and make the world dramatically more accessible. 

Boom is the first commercial airplane manufacturer to commit to a carbon-neutral flight test program and to build sustainability into its entire aircraft program. The company is backed by world-class investors and has 30 aircraft on pre-order. Founded in 2014, Boom has assembled a team of over 150 full-time employees who have made contributions to over 220 air and spacecraft programs.

Are you passionate about building the supersonic future? Come join the team and help us make aviation history!

Role Overview 

As part of a hardworking and accomplished team of specialists, you will lead the Aircraft Integration organization  within Boom’s Engineering team reporting directly to the Vice President of Engineering. The Aircraft Integration organization is dedicated to the science and implementation of systems engineering, system safety, human factors, project & data management, and aircraft integration. As Director of Aircraft Integration you will guide a team of leaders and individual contributors. You will coordinate the deployment of your team across diverse business units and program(s). This will include adapting to their changing needs and resolving sophisticated issues that arise from contending priorities. Additionally, you will be responsible for handling overall performance of the team including technical capabilities, design, certification, identifying and filling skill gaps, budgets, conducting performance, merit and promotion assessments. You will help guide the advancement of team members careers through mentoring and the alignment of work assignments with team member goals. Additionally, you ensure the work products meet quality standards of the company.

You will share in the team's impact of development activities as we help business units achieve their mission! This position will directly impact the history of aerospace by bringing back supersonic flight to civilians. It will require your dedicated and detailed attention towards safe supersonic flight.

On any given day you might:
  • Direct efforts and oversee the internal teams related to provide supplier oversight to ensure they meet technical requirements and schedule performance, effectively integrate engineering designs, cross functional issues resolution, management of aircraft requirements, engineering released data / storage, systems engineering processes development, foster change related to design integration
  • Provide subject matter expert level technical leadership, mentoring and guidance on both practical and theoretical aspects
  • Provide direction on validation and verification of systems requirements
  • Ensure timely and accurate delivery of system level certification and documentation
  • Oversee and direct a team, monitoring tasks and ensuring on schedule delivery
  • Facilitate communication, discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Manage the scheduling, budget, resources and suppliers
  • Report status to ensure milestones are met in support of the overall program schedule
Responsibilities:
  • Support the annual planning process including working with business unit customers to forecast the mechanical systems demand across the company.
  • Provide tools, processes and resources required to meet the different Integration needs for the different programs and business units.
  • Leverages advanced principles, theories, and concepts of complex technical subjects to provide direction for employees
  • Provide requirements (demand, allocation, budget, facility planning) to execute testing in a shared Avionics, Electrical, Mechanical systems Hardware-in-the-loop laboratory environment
  • Ensures proper identification and management of risks, opportunities, assumptions and dependencies on supported projects
  • Development of technical capabilities roadmaps, technology roadmaps and other forward thinking strategic artifacts for the aircraft integration team
  • Develop the directorate’s vision/aspiration, objectives, goals, and metrics
  • Author job descriptions and lead all aspects of the hiring process to achieve the demands of your internal customers within the constraints of the business. This includes both direct hire and contingent labor
  • Manage director reports including performance evaluations, facilitate career growth opportunities and handle the compensation/promotion process
  • Embody, promote, and mentor the Boom leadership principles and culture
Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • 15+ years of demonstrated experience managing technical teams and/or leading functional groups, with responsibility for technical quality of work delivered and career management of employees and experience in system formulation, development, and/or operations with technical experience in three or more of the following subject areas: systems engineering, system safety, human factors, project engineering, and aircraft integration
  • Previous project leadership or engineering management experience
  • Experience in transitioning hardware/systems from design and development to manufacturing operations
  • Previous project leadership or engineering management experience
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to building a positive culture of inclusion and diversity
  • Start to finish CFR Part 23 / Part 25 aircraft certification program
Additional Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • FAA Designated Engineering Representative
  • In-depth and current knowledge of Part 25 regulatory requirements
  • Recent experience in developing aircraft level systems and requirements from concept through certification strongly desired
  • Must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding, knowledge and ability to define requirements, generate architecture and achieve compliance
  • Strong customer focus with experience in a global environment working with customers and suppliers
  • Strong/proven problem-solving skills across multi-disciplinary skill sets
  • Strategic leader with very strong decision making and communication skills
Compensation:

The Base Salary Range for this position is $190,000-$230,000 and represents the low and high end of the range for this position. Actual salaries will vary based on factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Boom’s total rewards package for employees. Other rewards may include performance bonuses, long term incentives/equity, an open PTO policy, and many other progressive benefits.


To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations (ITAR and EAR), 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. Learn more about ITAR here (https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc_public_portal_itar_landing)

Boom is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. 

Want to build a faster future? Come join Boom.

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Location

12876 E Adams Aircraft Cir, Englewood, CO 80112

An Insider's view of Boom Supersonic

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The high quality team at Boom is what really sets the vibe for the office. I’ve never worked with so many smart, talented, and passionate people. The best part though, is the incredibly collaborative approach that the entire team takes to solving problems and building a product. There is no “stay out of my sandbox” mentality.

Erin

Lead Engineer, Flight Controls

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

New technical challenges arise daily with solutions fueled by motivated engineers. Talented and energetic employees are the norm, many of them early in their careers, all of whom are eager to learn, willing to think differently, get their hands dirty, and work together to send supersonic aircraft screaming through the sky.

Bill

Principal Stress Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Prior to starting at Boom, I worked at a global OEM. What I love most about this company is its focus on cross-collaboration, and how all the departments work together as a true, interdisciplinary team. Learning new things each day from innovative, inspiring coworkers has helped transform me into a better, more diverse engineer.

Teagan

Materials & Process Engineer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe around the facility is a night and day experience compared to the aviation site I used to work at. Everyone from the CEO on down is hyper approachable seemingly every day. Here at Boom, we believe in hard work. We also believe in the concept of having a life outside of the good work we do here.

Nick

Shipping and Receiving Manager

What are Boom Supersonic Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Volunteers of America, Local Food/Toy Drives, Partnerships with local School Districts
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Women's Networking Group
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Boom's fitness initiatives include In-office yoga and running club.
Mental Health Benefits
Employee Assistance Program
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Employees at Boom enjoy participating in Ping Pong and Basketball tournaments. We also have foosball, cornhole, pinball, and a variety of table games to enjoy.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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