Flight Sciences Director

| Greater Denver Area
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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 Flight Sciences organization within Boom’s Engineering team reporting directly to the Vice President of Engineering. The Flight Sciences organization is dedicated to the science of aircraft  behavior and motion in flight.

As Director of Flight Sciences 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, certification activities, 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 Aerodynamics, Stability & Control, Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C), or Flight Operations
  • 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 flight sciences demand across the company.
  • Provide tools, process and resources required to meet the different flight sciences  needs for the different programs and business units.
  • Leverages advanced principles, theories, and concepts of complex technical subjects to provide direction for employees
  • Own and Manage shared Hardware-in-the-loop and control law development laboratory spaces (demand, allocation, budget)
  • 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 flight sciences 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 one or more of the following subject areas: Aerodynamics, Performance, Stability & Control, Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C), or Flight Operations
  • Previous project leadership or engineering management experience
  • Ability to 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:
  • M.S. degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • FAA Designated Engineering Representative
  • Control Law development
  • In-depth and current knowledge of Part 25 regulatory requirements
  • 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

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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