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Principal Mission Assurance Engineer Job

Job ID: LED20162811-37442

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.


• Implement mission/flight assurance plans for individual spacecraft flight hardware programs addressing design, manufacturing, integration and test activities in accordance with company and contractual requirements.
• Lead integrated product team with Orbital ATK Safety & Mission Assurance staff in hardware and software quality assurance, supplier quality assurance, configuration management, EEE parts engineering and materials engineering, to address technical issues, meet program requirements and ensure mission success.
• Interface with high level customer representatives, vendors, and with Orbital ATK Manufacturing, Integration & Test and Engineering organizations to identify and resolve mission/flight assurance issues.
• Lead team in review of supplier and internal design/manufacturing/test documentation and processes, identification of non-conformance root causes and recommendation of effective corrective actions, and customer technical communication.
• Plan and manage tasks as S&MA Cost Account Manager (CAM), including performing variance analyses and preparing requests for budget as needed.
• Serve as Mission/Flight Assurance representative at launch site during launch campaign including spacecraft fueling, launch vehicle integration and launch.


• A Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) is required
• 6 or more years of related experience required.
• Strong leadership, communication and computer (MS Office or equivalent) skills.

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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