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Chief Engineer Full-time

at Torch Technologies, Inc. in New Mexico (Published at 21-04-2018)

Job Description:
The Albuquerque office of Torch Technologies seeks a
Chief Engineer in support of the Air Force Research
Laboratory (AFRL) Research & Development Space
Experiments (RISE) contract. The RISE contract supports
the U.S. Air Force’s Space Superiority Service Core
mission requirements and its Space Warfighter Construct
growth areas by providing concept design, development,
integration, test and evaluation of new space
technologies, innovative, engineering prototypes, and
demonstrating the viability of innovative space
technologies. The RISE program conducts innovative
research and development of ground, high-altitude
balloon, near-space, and spaceflight experiments.

Duties Include:
  • Coordinate across multiple projects to execute
system integration and test plans.
  • Coordinate design and development activities of
multiple programs to ensure a systems approach with
the integration of hardware, software, reliability,
maintainability, safety and other requirements.
  • Scale procedures and practices for use by programs
running the gamut from high reliability space
systems to rapid development concept exploration
  • Lead a team of engineers and technicians to develop,
establish, and document best practices and lessons
learned across multiple small satellite and cube sat
  • Coordinate with line and program management to
ensure resources are allocated appropriately across
multiple programs in multiple phases.
  • Provide professional, timely, technical leadership
and support to projects and programs to ensure and
satisfy customer requirements.
  • Interface directly with customer and stakeholders to
coordinate program objectives, clarify requirements,
and resolve issues.
  • Identify and recommend technology innovations and
emerging technologies and concepts for
  • Foster an environment of innovation, agility, and

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • 10+ years systems engineering experience related to
DOD & major space systems/programs.
  • Top Secret SCI clearance/eligibility.
  • Masters degree in Science, Technology, Engineering,
or Mathematics from a regionally accredited

Desired Skills:
  • A professional engineering certification equivalent
to Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act
Level 3 Systems Engineering Certification.
  • Application of modern Systems Engineering on a
significant project.
  • Experience managing and leading diverse teams
composed of a wide variety of technical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience managing budget, scope, and schedule
aspects of technical projects.

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