Configuration Management Manager

Pittsburgh, PA

Astrobotic is at the forefront of advancing space exploration and technology development. Our expertise spans from lunar rovers, landers, and infrastructure to spacecraft navigation, machine vision, and computing systems for in-space robotic applications. To date, the company has been contracted for two lunar missions, and has won more than 60 NASA, DoD, and commercial technology contracts worth more than $600 million.

We recently launched and operated the first American lunar lander mission since the Apollo Program.  Beyond helping lead America back to the Moon, Astrobotic developed and operates reusable vertical takeoff, vertical landing (VTVL) rockets and continues to advance next-generation VTVL capabilities and advanced rocket engines. Established in 2007, Astrobotic is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, with a propulsion and test campus in Mojave, CA. 

Astrobotic wants you to join the company’s Safety & Mission Assurance Team in the Operations Department as the corporate Configuration Management Manager.  You will be responsible for the development, communication, and maintenance of configuration and data management processes utilized by Astrobotic for design, integration, test, quality, and delivery of product using an engineering data management system in coordination with our ERP system. Specific responsibilities include the development of detailed configuration management plans, generation of common processes & procedures, establishment of the single source engineering repository, and oversight of the change management process.  Your role will involve implementing and maintaining configuration management program across programs, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and 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:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective corporate configuration management processes and procedures to ensure accurate and consistent documentation of product configurations, changes, and revisions.
  • 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.
  • Enforce 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.
  • 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.
  • Establish a controlled configuration documentation system to manage product documentation, revisions, and distribution.
  • Collaborate with engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, and quality teams to ensure configuration management requirements are integrated into their processes. Coordinate and communicate configuration-related information to stakeholders.
  • Develop and deliver training programs on configuration management processes and facilitate training for users to meet their PLM/PDM needs.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement, automation, and efficiency gains within the configuration management function. Drive initiatives to enhance configuration management practices and tools.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or a related field. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a configuration management program that supports the organization’s vision and strategy.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Desired Skills & 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.

The base salary range represents the low and high end of the anticipated salary range for this position. The actual base salary offered for this position will depend on numerous factors including individual performance, business objectives, and the candidates professional experience.  Base salary is just one component of Astrobotic’s competitive total rewards strategy.

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.

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