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Mission Assurance Engineer at Axiom Space

Mission Assurance Engineer

Axiom Space Webster, TX (Onsite) Full-Time
OVERVIEW: Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing

services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every

human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building

and operating its successor - the world's first international commercial space station - to improve life on Earth and

foster possibilities beyond it.

Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Mission Assurance Engineer who is preoccupied with big

questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to

evolve as a species?

SUMMARY: Our team is looking for an energetic and dynamic Mission Assurance Engineer who will primarily

be responsible for aiding Axiom's Software Safety Manager with defining and implementing our mission success

strategy, planning, and implementation as part of the Safety & Mission Assurance team. This role will encompass

all phases of the space systems development process including requirements definitions, system and spacecraft

interfaces, system and spacecraft design, assembly, integration, test, and mission operations. Prior experience

developing space systems for challenging environments and missions is expected.

Note: Proof of COVID - 19 vaccination status (vaccination card) will be required for employment otherwise a

request for medical or religious accommodation is necessary


* Plan and implement Axioms mission and flight assurance success strategy, including implementation practices

and processes

* Work as part of an integrated team member across the program to address technical and quality issues to

meet program objectives and ensure mission success

* Ensure products and services conform to company standards of excellence
* Perform internal audits and assessments to ensure conformance to quality procedures as defined in the

Quality Management System (QMS)

* Ensure the verification supports the product as designed, and conforms to quality and reliability requirements
* Evaluate the procedures, processes, and practices to identify areas of improvements and efficiencies to reduce


* Provide oversight in defect management and failure investigations to ensure corrective action implementation
* Analyze and interpret trends and metrics for risk assessment and management
* Perform root cause analysis and corrective action analysis
* Perform risk assessments at program reviews and control boards, such as, Material Review Board (MRB),

Program Management Reviews (PMR), Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs), Program and Project Milestone


* Develop S&MA reports/presentations and perform other S&MA tasks as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty

satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential


Education & Experience

* Bachelor's degree in engineering (aerospace, science, electrical, mechanical, or related discipline)
* 10 - 15 years' experience in Safety and Mission Assurance or similar role
* A broad background in space systems engineering including an understanding of space vehicle design, space

system architecture development, ground systems support, payloads, and space missions and operations


* Detailed knowledge of spaceflight subsystems and functions, preferably human spaceflight related. Experience

with NASA human spaceflight programs is desired.

Essential Functions

* Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the



* Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
* Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
* Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Physical Requirements

* Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying

up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).

* Equipment and Machines
* Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


* Excellent interpersonal skill
* Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
* Excellent organizational skills
* Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
* Ability to work in a team environment
* Self-motivated

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

* Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and

principles; upholds organizational values• Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information

skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even

when dealing with emotional topics

* Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on

time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports

affirmative action and respects diversity

* Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form;

exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate

communication methods

* Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures;

contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources

* Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic

and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related

medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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