Lead Configuration Engineer | Certification



At Beta Technologies, we apply our intellectual curiosity, passion for aviation, and commitment to sustainability toward a shared mission of revolutionizing electric aviation. Regardless of the position one holds, each team member brings their talent and desire to positively impact the environment and lives of others in a refreshing, vibrant, and inclusive culture.

The Lead Configuration Engineer is responsible for ensuring aircraft configuration compliance to FAA and Industry requirements. Beta is looking for a Configuration Management expert to lead the development of all necessary systems and processes that will drive us forward as an Aerospace OEM. The Lead will work closely with the Airworthiness, Engineering, Production, and Quality teams to implement and operate configuration control processes for full aircraft development, including both Hardware and Software Systems.  They  will administer the regular meeting and agenda of the Problem Resolution (PRB) and Change Control Boards (CCB). This person will work as a focal point with cross functional stakeholders to ensure that the configuration of all aircraft products is fully defined, traceable, and auditable for the complete lifecycle of all developed aircraft.

How you will contribute to revolutionizing electric aviation:

  • Co-develop and implement a full set of company level aerospace configuration management plans, processes and documentation for the development and certification of new aircraft platforms.  
  • Ensure maintenance of all type / production design configurations for full service life of configured products.  
  • Establish process to produce full configuration for any required aircraft or asset builds to support FAA (or other authority) audit.
  • Ensure that Beta Airworthiness documentation (Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins, etc…) is accurate and representative of changes to aircraft configurations status for FAA and Customers.
  • Administer and coordinate the Problem Resolution and Change Control Boards and relevant related configuration processes and activities.
  • Coordinate correct definition of change scope & effectivity for hardware and software to maintain correct configuration definitions of all aircraft and verification assets.
  • Help to grow and develop the configuration management team to support aircraft development and certification according to schedule.
  • Support and Training of process stakeholders in relevant BETA configuration and change management processes and systems. 
  • Minimum Qualifications We are seeking:

  • 5+ years of experience working in Aerospace, Automotive, Medical or other highly regulated fields.
  • 5+ years in a Configuration Management and or Program Management role.
  • Background in supply chain, quality and or engineering to understand how these systems interact with Configuration Management.
  • Knowledge & experience in FAA certification/compliance requirements related to Configuration Management. 
  • Knowledge & experience in ARP 4754A and EIA-649.
  • Preferred BS in a relevant engineering or quality discipline or equivalent education and experience.
  • Experience as Admin with ALM (Polarion) and PLM (3DExperience) or equivalent systems valued.
  • Passion for safety through quality in both design, software development, and manufacturing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with internal and external customers.
  • High energy, self-motivated, organized and detail-oriented.
  • Above and Beyond Qualifications that will distinguish you:

  • End to end experience with certification and launch of newly developed aircraft products.
  • Strong problem solving and root cause corrective action investigation background.
  • Actively involved in thousands of changes within a test program.
  • Experience in RTCA DO-178C or RTCA DO-254 requirements for Configuration Management.
  • The Lead Configuration Engineer is expected to be based onsite at BETA Technologies in Burlington, Vermont, with availability to travel to our Montreal, Canada location as needed.

    Inclusivity Statement
    Each of our backgrounds influences how we evaluate our own abilities. Research reveals that BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, those from working-class backgrounds, individuals with disabilities, and other marginalized groups may hesitate to apply for roles if they don't meet all the requirements. Many skills can be learned on the job. If you can envision contributing value to our community and meet most criteria, we encourage you to apply.

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    All offers of employment at BETA Technologies are contingent upon favorable results of a thorough background check.

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