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Careers at Virginia Space

At Virginia Space, we're working on solving the challenges that take us a step closer to our mission first, safety always approach to successfully supporting our clients. Whether it's preparing for a launch or working on our UAS runway, our industry promises to be fun and full of new experiences.

Browse through all open positions and pick the challenge that excites you most.

 

Accountant

Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority - Norfolk, VA

Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority aims to provide safe, reliable, and responsive Space Access at competitive prices, and is proud to offer full-service launch facilities for commercial, government, scientific and academic users. We have an opening for an Accountant at our Norfolk office. The Accountant primarily responsible for processing invoices and employee reimbursements, computing, classifying, recording, verifying and analyzing numerical data and collecting data for financial reports.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the coordination efforts between payroll, human resources, budget and other departments to ensure proper flow and maintenance of employee data including preparation/distribution of detailed reports, (e.g. overtime, leave balances, head count, and retirement contribution reports)
  • Handle the administration of the electronic timekeeping system.; monitor submissions of approved timesheets, ensure valid data transfers to/from ADP payroll service
  • Establish/maintain employee payroll records; ensure that employee changes are entered correctly and made on a timely basis; review changes for proper authorization and adherence to policy including compliance with federal/state/local regulations
  • Responsible for the first level review and approval of biweekly payroll completed by the Payroll Administrator.
  • Serve as a backup for the preparation and processing of biweekly payroll
  • Serve as a backup for account payable processing
  • Calculate, post business transactions, process invoices, verify financial data for use in maintaining accounts payable records, and provide other support necessary to pay the obligations of the organization
  • Manage the process for accounting of fixed assets including recording the cost of newly-acquired fixed assets, tracking existing fixed assets, recording depreciation, and accounting for the disposition of fixed assets.
  • Support special projects.

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 functions.

·        Must possess a valid driver’s license and secure reliable transportation to our Norfolk Office.

Education and/or Experience                                                

A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a minimum of three years of accounting, payroll, and accounts payable related experience. Two years of experience in government contracting is required.

Applicants must be team oriented, flexible and focused on maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. If you are team oriented, have the above qualifications and enjoy a high-volume, fast paced work environment, this position may be for you! Virginia Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

To submit your interest for consideration, please click the following link  https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=accountant&jk=361bf41d5449fd55&_ga=2.243861253.1665944809.1509982373-1093328215.1509554191
 


 

Engineer

Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority - Wallops Island, VA

Job Summary

Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (VCSFA) has a position open for an Engineer in our Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) facility located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. VCSFA, also known as ‘Virginia Space,' owns and operates MARS, and aims to provide safe, reliable, and responsive Space Access at competitive prices. We offer full-service launch facilities for commercial, government, scientific and academic users.

Position Description

The Engineer position is primarily responsible for supporting the technical oversight of assigned engineered systems. The primary focus of for this role involves developing, testing and evaluating the software supporting areas to include: cryogenic, pneumatic, fuel, electrical, control, hydraulic, structural, HVAC, data, and water systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Work directly with customer, support contractors, and VCSFA technical staff in a team environment.
  • Develops system operating, testing, and maintenance procedures, engineering work packages including those for hazardous operations, system drawings, trouble-shooting plans, certification documentation, system performance metrics, and documents required by MARS operational directives.
  • Develops and maintains operational system parameters, including: commodity levels in relation to operational requirements; spares critical for flight and maintenance, sampling and system cleanliness, outage requests and tracking, system configuration control, and produce weekly status reports.
  • Provides direction to technicians and support personnel.
  • Generates system change recommendations to increase operating efficiency, performance, safety, and reliability.
  • Develops Material for Change Configuration Board (CCB) and Design Reviews, provides input on engineering processes, develops and maintain an in-depth technical resource on the assigned system(s).
  • Continuously develops a practical understanding of the launch pad systems as a whole.
  • Monitors and performs fieldwork on the assigned system(s), coordinates with other internal groups including QA, Safety, and the Pad Manager.
  • Attends formal training as needed to pursue required certifications.
  • Ensures completion of tasks safely and efficiently within allocated budget/schedule, provide task workload estimates and required resources, provide requirements for task incorporation into workflow, and comply with all Pad Management, Quality, Documentation, and Safety Policies.

Qualification

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 functions.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and secure reliable transportation to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Offices and facilities on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
  • Must be able to maintain secured access to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport and supporting facilities.
  • Position requires a strong general engineering background.
  • Experience as Network Systems Administrator or Software Development Engineer preferred; desirable skills include compiler design/development/optimization, programming in MATLAB, ability to operate in Linux, understanding of data structure techniques, and object oriented design and development. 
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical systems and controls is preferred.
  • Must effectively demonstrate the ability to create plans, establish priorities and allocate resources to achieve a specific objective.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university. Related work experience preferred.

Applicants must be team oriented, flexible and focused on maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. If you are team oriented, have the above qualifications and enjoy a high-volume, fast paced work environment, this position may be for you!

To submit your interest for consideration, please click on the following link: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=engineer&jk=1cba5d4884ec0e59&_ga=2.45161005.821476610.1513364551-1093328215.1509554191

 

Virginia Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.