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 Mechanical Systems organization within Boom’s Engineering team reporting directly to the Vice President of Engineering. The Mechanical Systems organization is dedicated to the science and implementation of aircraft systems (Flight Controls, Flight Deck and Furnishings, Hydraulics, Landing Gear, Doors, Waste & Water, etc).
As Director of Mechanical Systems 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 Flight Controls, Flight Deck and Furnishings, Hydraulics, Landing Gear, Doors, Waste & Water, etc
- 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
- 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 Mechanical Systems 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 build and 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 mechanical engineering 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
- 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: Flight Controls, Flight Deck and Furnishings, Hydraulics, Landing Gear, Doors, Waste & Water
- 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
- M.S. 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
The Base Salary Range for this position is $190,000-$235,000 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.