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Safety & Mission Assurance Manager

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2024

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Safety & Mission Assurance Manager who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.


  • Develop, lead, and conducts the day-to-day functions of the Axiom Safety and Mission Assurance


  • Directly responsible for organizational performance in carrying out Axiom Safety & Mission Assurance plans,

policies, and processes, including performance of the Axiom safety, reliability, and quality engineers/specialist.

  • Responsible for end-to-end spacecraft system safety, reliability and assurance analysis and documentation
  • Lead/Manage trade studies for safety and mission assurance of spacecraft system designs and integration
  • Participates in Safety and Health planning and review activities
  • Reports directly to the Director of Safety and Mission Assurance
  • Lead the generation of the reliability analysis and risk trade studies.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact to achieve Axiom S&H goals and objectives and responding to company-

wide safety, health, and fire protection concerns.

  • Responsible for reporting to all Federal, state, and other regulatory agencies (OSHA, EPA, NASA Safety),

tracking all company programs and metrics, producing, and maintaining all safety documents and reports,
monitoring through periodic inspections, conducting investigations, and developing safety training as

  • Develop quality management systems and processes including nonconformance and reliability data systems.
  • Develop safety data management systems for accurate record keeping Q

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.

Education & Experience

  • B.S. in Engineering, Math or Science required (graduate degree preferred)
  • 12 years working in systems engineering
  • 5 years of experience in management/leading teams
  • Required: 5 years of experience in Safety and Mission Assurance of human rated spaceflight systems
  • Required: Experience with spacecraft FMEA, Risk Analysis, software assurance, safety processes, and

spacecraft hazard analysis

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.