Configuration Management Specialist

Pittsburgh, PA

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world.  The company’s suite of lunar landers delivers payloads to the Moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits, and individuals. The company is also developing advanced space robotics capabilities such as terrain relative navigation, mobile robotics for lunar surface operations, and reliable computing systems for mission-critical applications.  Originally spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2007, Astrobotic is pioneering affordable planetary access that promises to spark a new era of exploration, science, tourism, resource utilization, and mining.  Astrobotic’s headquarters is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a second location in Mojave, California.

Astrobotic wants you to join the company’s Safety & Mission Assurance Team in the Operations Department as the corporate Configuration Management Specialist.  You will be responsible for the support and implementation of our configuration and data management processes utilized by Astrobotic.  This role is highly involved with our lander & spacecraft programs, and incudes the collaboration with cross-functional teams ensuring accurate and up-to-date documentation and traceability is maintained. The successful candidate will possess a strong background in configuration management within the aerospace industry and be familiar with aerospace regulations and standards.  This position reports to the Safety & Mission Assurance Manager.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Review, prepare, deliver, and check data, documentation and engineering released and changes.
  • Develop plans to implement configuration data management requirements, establish and maintain configuration records, and operate electronic systems to manage configuration and documentation status.
  • Control and maintain the configuration of engineering products, including specifications, drawings, bills of materials, and related documentation throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Monitors the review of released engineering change data and change documentation activities to ensure adherence to configuration management procedures and policy.
  • Identify and document product baselines, configuration items, and associated attributes. Establish naming conventions and ensure proper identification and tracking of all configuration items.
  • Implement change control processes to evaluate, review, and approve configuration changes, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and customer specifications. Coordinate with cross-functional teams to manage change requests, assess impacts, and facilitate change implementation.
  • Establish and maintain accurate and up-to-date records of product configurations, changes, and their status. Generate configuration status reports as required.
  • Conduct configuration audits, including flight build physical configuration audits, to ensure compliance with established baselines, specifications, and regulatory requirements. Identify and resolve discrepancies and non-conformities.

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or a related field.
  • 5-10 years of experience in configuration management.
  • Strong knowledge of configuration management principles, methodologies, and industry standards (e.g., CMII, MIL-HDBK-61A, AS9100).
  • Proficiency in configuration management tools.
  • In depth knowledge of engineering specifications and quality requirements in an aerospace operation.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience the aerospace industry.
  • Self-motivated and capable of working at a fast pace with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, ERP databases and content management systems. Experience with SharePoint and JIRA Confluence is preferred.
  • Knowledge of aerospace, space and defense industry standards and specifications relative to design, production and management systems is preferred.
  • Certification in configuration management (e.g., CMII certification) is a plus.

Applicants should be prepared to submit references.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to contact@astrobotic.com.