Manager I, Pod Engineering

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To connect the world, we must reflect the world. At Virgin Hyperloop, we’re bringing together unique perspectives, empowering our community to celebrate all voices, and creating equal opportunities to build, grow, and thrive. 

WHY WE NEED YOU

The Virgin Hyperloop One Pod team is responsible for designing and delivering the hyperloop passenger vehicle. The Pod team has primary ownership of the vehicle’s structures, thermal management systems, interiors, and environmental control and life support systems. We’re a multidisciplinary, cross-functional team that designs and integrates numerous systems across the pod.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Accountable and responsible for all Pod structural and mechanical sub-systems (including structures/doors/interiors/thermal management/life support systems) engineering development activities and completing deliverables to time and cost
  • Identify, manage and mitigate technical risk, using the established Risk Management processes
  • Direct Pod Structures and Mechanical systems team with budgeting, resource management, scheduling, execution, problem solving and risk management through collaboration with work package Project Manager
  • Support VH high-level engineering strategy and planning

WHAT YOU'VE DONE

  • You will hold a minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical engineering.
  • Experience managing multi discipline teams.
  • Ability to lead and motivate team, ensuring all staff are suitably supported. Serve the teams to give them environment to succeed.
  • Manage people, define priorities and support team development
  • Experience in lead partnerships with critical design and manufacturing partners. Owning and manage relationships.
  • Experience with subcontract program work definition, progress, delivery of results, timely and cost-effective execution and risk management
  • Experience supporting overall company directives on commercial and technology partnering strategies related to Pod Mechanical Systems and structures.
  • Held responsibility for the technical architecture definition, development, selection, hardware delivery and integration.
  • Developed and maintained a technical development roadmap
  • Been responsible for the technical architecture definition, design, development, integration, delivery, testing, and certification.
  • Able to provide technical expertise on design of safe, lightweight, producible, certifiable, and reliable hard components for vehicle structures and mechanical systems,
  • Experience reviewing and consulting on design work completed by teams, review neighboring Departments’ work with an eye towards system-level integrated performance against System requirements,
  • Provided engineering decision recommendations for items impacting wider system operation, software, business requirements or business strategy, manufacturing strategy,
  • Supported systems engineering activities for vehicular structures/doors/interiors/thermal management/life support system. Support the generation and validation of functions, safety considerations, and L3/L4/L5 requirements. Interface with RAMS team members.
  • Demonstrated commercial accountability and ownership

NICE TO HAVE

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical engineering

WHY VIRGIN HYPERLOOP

  • Our Benefits: medical (including infertility & mental health), dental, vision, life, FSA, HSA, 401k, and more 
  • Your Wellbeing: flexible work schedules, unlimited PTO, and 16 weeks of paid parental leave
 
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We're located in the Arts District, an up-and-coming neighborhood with new hotels, restaurants, and breweries—and just minutes away from Downtown LA!

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What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office gives the feeling of excitement and energy every day. You can see it through the passionate discussions about engineering, marketing or any field. The people really bring a level of passion and energy that makes it one of the best places to work. The dog-friendly culture also helps soothe our nerves after any intense discussions!

Matt

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My job is based around collaboration with other teams. When a team needs to optimize their workflow or day-to-day operations, I gather requirements from them to find solutions to best suit their needs. I love being able to make this easier and simpler for other teams.

Anne

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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I am probably a unique example having only worked for the company for six months and already having the opportunity to start in the Dubai office and then be seconded to the Los Angeles Headquarters. Relentless focus on making a difference, impacting positive change, and putting safety first have already given me great opportunities with VHO.

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What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned how to model the dynamics of our pod and how the different EM systems generate forces that control its motion. I extended my knowledge into multi-body dynamics which is needed to simulate the motion of the vehicle through curvilinear trajectories. I have learned how to develop my own in-house simulation tools and use CAE tools.

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What are Virgin Hyperloop Perks + Benefits

Virgin Hyperloop Benefits Overview

We place great value in our employees' work-life balance, so our office is full of great perks to make you feel right at home. We've got catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day so employees can enjoy all three meals at work. Our office also has full showers, towels and lockers along with on-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Our employees enjoy premium quality medical insurance, as well as stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary with no maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We have employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hourly employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Virgin Hyperloop One hosts company outings semi-annually. Our most recent team-building was at a Dodgers game!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Our lunch and learns focus on our recent technology, business opportunities, and potential partnerships.
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