Stratolaunch Lead Quality Engineer in Mojave, California

Lead Quality Engineer

EngineeringMojave, California



Stratolaunch, founded in 2011 by Paul G. Allen, is developing an air-launch platform to make access to space more convenient, reliable, and routine. We believe that normalizing access to low Earth orbit (LEO) has the potential to redefine our lives by creating more opportunities for commercial, philanthropic and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology from space.

To achieve these great efforts, Stratolaunch needs aLead Quality Engineer to lead our quality efforts at our Mojave facilities.

In this role, the selected candidate willbe the focal point of Stratolaunch’s quality operations in Mojave. The ideal candidate will be able to take Stratolaunch’s draft Quality Management System and achieve initial implementation while continuing to build necessary processes. This role will have an important function shaping Stratolaunch’s Quality Management System, training Stratolaunch operations personnel, and instilling a culture where safety and quality are second-nature to our organization.

Essential duties and responsibilities :

  • Achieveinitial implementation of Stratolaunch’s Quality Management System

  • Provide Quality inputs to Stratolaunch procedures (installation, assembly, operations, etc.)

  • Conduct and document acceptance inspections

  • Maintain quality documentation

  • Develop and perform audits as required

  • Identify, investigate,and documentnon-conformances andquality escapes in accordance with the QMS

  • Represent Stratolaunch’s quality operations tosuppliers,customers,and/or the FAA as required

  • Provide Quality inputs to change management system

  • Serve as the focus of our process improvement efforts in Mojave


To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily in order to meet the team goals. The minimum position requirements listed below arerepresentative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform as theStaff QualityEngineer for mission ground operations.

Reasonable accommodations may be madeby Stratolaunchto enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • QMS experience in development, execution, and documenting compliance

  • In-depth knowledge of design, production, and operational aspects of the aerospace industry

  • Experience with AS9100 or similar quality standards

  • E xperience in data analysis, process measurement, reporting methodologies, and Material Review Boards


  • Experience implementing quality functions in new organizations

  • Familiarity with Commercial Space Flight operations and requirements

  • Experience with aerospace test activities

Required computer skills

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio)

  • Configuration Management Systems


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.)in engineering fieldfrom accredited institution, and at least 8 years of experience in aerospace quality functions

Special remarks regarding work environment

  • Travelestimated to be approximately 15%

  • Position is based inMojave, CA

Must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to apply.

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply without regard to race, age, gender, religion, disability, LGBTQ status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.