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SE&I Deputy Manager

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023

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 Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) Deputy Manager 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?

NASA chose Axiom Space to develop its next-generation astronaut spacesuits for the Artemis lunar missions. These new spacesuits built by Axiom Space will provide astronauts with advanced capabilities for space exploration, while providing commercially developed human systems needed to access, live, and work in microgravity as well as on and around the Moon.

SUMMARY: The SE&I Deputy Manager will work with all elements of the Axiom Extravehicular Activity program teams to assist in leading the SE&I process to define hardware/system requirements and develop operational concepts, interface control documents, verification and validation plans, and other products. The department’s primary responsibility is developing the next generation Space Suit for commercial space. The role will be located onsite at our Gemini Avenue location in Houston, Texas.


  • Support leadership and assist the SE&I team by setting goals, organizing, and delivering products through collaborative
  • Gather business requirements and work with product owners to translate them to technical requirements, demonstrating our competency of organizational support
  • Work with the teams to define verification and validation approaches and create required documentation, in alignment with our core values of together and integrity
  • Work with all levels of internal and external management, our internal and external customers to deliver project statuses and out-briefs, demonstrating our core competency of communications
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, math, science, or related field
  • 10 years’ experience in SE&I (with a preference for work in support of space missions) or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with defining aerospace hardware design requirements and associated software to publish hardware requirements
  • Experience with leading multi-discipline SE&I teams
  • Ability to motivate and provide clear and concise direction to direct reports
  • Must be able to manage project scope and schedule
  • Support Agile development, architecture, and scrum implementation, using Jira, JAMA, and Confluence
  • INCOSE Certification preferred
  • Experience with requirements management and MBSE tools preferred (Jama, Doors, Sparx Enterprise Architecture, MagicDraw, etc.)

Essential Functions

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


  • 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.