Virgin Orbit is seeking an attorney with a strong background and experience in space-related U.S. trade sanctions, compliance implementation, and related investigations (EAR, ITAR, OFAC) to join its legal team. The attorney filling this position must be both qualified for and interested in assuming a visible and pivotal role in growing and shaping the company’s international trade compliance function. You will help guide our interaction and the sharing of technical information with Virgin Orbit’s customers, vendors and investors, many of whom are non-US entities. Additional experience with corporate transactional or commercial business law would be most helpful.
This attorney will play a pivotal role as a member of highly qualified business and engineering teams in developing and working through business initiatives and strategies. This role will be challenged to develop legal solutions that will facilitate the company’s business efforts worldwide. The incumbent’s ability to work effectively with management, win their confidence and cause them to seek out his or her advice is important to success in this position as well as in a career at VO.
This is a great opportunity to join us at an exciting time in the development of our business!
This is a senior level position reporting to and collaborating with the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, and requires an energetic, pro-active individual who will roll up his or her sleeves to draft documents, policies and procedures. In general, your responsibilities will include:
The successful candidate should possess the following preparatory and professional experience:
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
Virgin Orbit has a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation. You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic. Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door,” be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility. You will work well under commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility. You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.
Virgin Orbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Orbit is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.