Senior Manager, HR Operations

We are seeking a Senior HR Operations Manager to join our client's team. As the HR Operations Senior Manager, you will lead a dedicated team to deliver exceptional HR services to our client's employees, ensuring a seamless experience from onboarding to departure. You will play a crucial role within the People Operations team, driving various people programs and processes.

Why You're Needed:

Our client is embarking on an exciting journey to certify the world’s first autonomous, passenger-carrying eVTOL. With significant growth, our client has outgrown its current people systems and processes, necessitating the strengthening, simplification, and future-proofing of our HR operations.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead a small global team to deliver exceptional HR services, covering onboarding, offboarding, internship programs, leave of absence administration, workers' compensation, and more.
  • Oversee the total rewards programs for the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, along with wellbeing and recognition programs.
  • Manage compliance-related activities such as EEO-1, VETS-100, pay data reporting, data integrity audits, immigration, etc.
  • Continuously update and refine processes and policies to align with the evolving needs of a growing organization.
  • Collaborate with the People Operations team to support DE&I efforts and Employee Resource Groups.

What You've Accomplished:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of HR experience, with a track record of establishing, implementing, and refining HR processes.
  • Experience in a leadership or managerial role.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity with a high level of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Excel, and PowerPoint, along with budget management skills.

Preferred Experience:

Experience in a startup environment is desirable.

Who You Are:

A highly motivated and self-starting individual who thrives on tackling complex challenges. A solutions-oriented thinker with strong analytical skills. Adept at tailoring communications to suit different audiences. Adaptable and agile, with the ability to drive early results in a timely manner. Committed to delivering results and embracing challenges with a positive attitude. A team player who enjoys a collaborative and fun work environment.

HR Manager

Job Summary:

We are currently seeking a Human Resources Manager to join our clients team and oversee our Human Resources operations in Connecticut. In this pivotal role, you will provide leadership and support to approximately 250+ employees, contributing to an annual sales and manufacturing output of over $85M. Reporting to the Division Human Resource Director, this position will have 1 direct report.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute HR strategies aligned with the overall business strategy.
  • Provide comprehensive human resource generalist services, ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies such as EEOC, Human Rights, OFCCP, and OSHA.
  • Oversee HR strategies, systems, tactics, and procedures, including maintenance of the Employee Handbook and organizational processes.
  • Manage the recruitment process, from job postings to job offers, to attract and retain qualified talent.
  • Conduct new employee orientation and department-level training programs in collaboration with managers and supervisors.
  • Foster a positive working environment and manage employee relations, occasionally participating in employee meetings and surveys.
  • Implement and manage a performance appraisal system, offering training and guidance to ensure fairness and consistency.
  • Counsel employees and supervisors on employee issues and performance gaps, facilitating disciplinary actions and terminations when necessary.
  • Coordinate with the Corporate office to administer their benefit programs and oversee workers' compensation.
  • Assess training needs and monitor training programs, managing training records and ensuring compliance with mandatory training requirements.
  • Develop and monitor the annual HR budget, collaborating with the finance team to forecast HR-related expenses.
  • Coordinate employee events and community involvement activities, representing the company at job fairs and recruiting events as needed.
  • Facilitate internal and external Health and Wellness activities.
  • Provide leadership in the development and refinement of the business strategy, ensuring alignment with Human Resources goals.
  • Serve as a visible leader for the business, modeling and communicating expectations for ethics, quality, and accountability.
  • Collaborate across the organization on policy deployment and interface with customers and regulating bodies as needed.
  • Operate as a strong team leader and team builder focused on generating results through collaboration and relationship building.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Organizational Psychology and a minimum of four (4) years of related experience, or a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency in HR systems and databases, including payroll processing systems such as ADP or Paycom.
  • PHR/SPHR certification preferred.
  • 3-5 years of HR generalist experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of HR principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and time management.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Experience in the aerospace industry is strongly preferred.

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions primarily consist of office and shop floor environments, with additional personal protective equipment generally not required.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 20 – 30 lbs. may be required.
  • Weekend and evening work may be necessary to accommodate priorities, deadlines, and schedules.

Preferred Additional Skills and Qualifications:

  • Preferred experience in Aerospace and/or Manufacturing.
  • Advanced degree is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze human capital, financial, and accounting documents.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Competence in labor law and HR best practices.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.

Senior GNC Engineer

We are seeking a highly motivated GNC Engineer to join our team and contribute to the development of our eVTOL aircraft.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in guidance, navigation, and control systems, with professional aviation experience. Responsibilities include defining requirements, implementing algorithms, system integration, verification and validation, data analysis, safety compliance, documentation, and mentoring.


  • 3+ years of professional experience
  • Masters or PhD in related engineering discipline
  • Proficiency in MATLAB, Simulink, C/C++, and relevant software tools
  • Hands-on experience in aircraft GNC system design
  • Knowledge of industry standards, regulations, and safety protocols
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with version control (e.g., Git)
  • Familiarity with system identification software (e.g., CIFER)
  • Proficiency with Python, C#, Java, or other languages
  • Interest in RC planes, quadcopters, or aviation
  • Experience with machine learning

Personal Attributes:

  • Adaptable, resourceful, and detail-oriented
  • Curious and continuously striving for efficiency
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to learn and be challenged

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Senior Data Engineer

*US Citizens ONLY – Ability to obtain DoD Clearance essential – No sponsorship can be offered*

EVONA are partnered with an exciting start-up who are currently seeking a Senior Data Engineer. The companies purpose is to create a search engine, which will enable anyone to discover various levels of information about Earth! Whether you are an individual or a company, you'll be able to access a huge amount of data which was previously reserved only for technical experts. Their database includes satellite imagery, 3D scans and much more!

The incoming Data Engineer would be responsible for enhancing their existing pipeline to run more efficiently, defining data models, working with various spatial data, deploying pipeline and application updates, defining infrastructure as code, and building and maintaining observability and monitoring into their data pipeline. 


  • Design, build and maintain ETL pipelines in Python and Dagster
  • Ensure data quality
  • Deploy pipeline and service updates
  • Work closely with Software Engineers and ML Engineers
  • Define data models and mapping for newly integrated data

They are looking for:

  • 5+ years experience in developing software
  • Experienced working with data pipelines
  • You are collaborative, whilst also being able to work independently when required
  • Proficient in Python
  • Worked in a Kubernetes/AWS environment
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field

People Partner

As a People Partner, you will serve as the primary liaison for the employees and line managers in your region, overseeing their journey from onboarding to departure.

In addition to optimizing employee experiences during critical moments, your role involves seamless collaboration with various teams within the People department to ensure operational efficiency.

To thrive in this position, you must possess a deep understanding of the business, embody our organizational culture, and cultivate robust relationships across the company to anticipate needs and proactively resolve issues.

The People Partner role will be situated in or around Houston, Texas, and will report directly to the People Partner Manager.


  • Manage end-to-end employee lifecycle processes within your designated area, collaborating with stakeholders to facilitate smooth operations, including onboarding and inductions.
  • Ensure compliance with labor laws in your region and mitigate legal risks, liaising with external legal entities when necessary.
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on employment law, benefits, and policies specific to your region.
  • Act as the representative of the People team in your area and provide guidance to People Business Partners on complex issues.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Compensation, Benefits & Mobility to enhance our benefits program.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for local employee inquiries, offering HR guidance and prompt solutions.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with employees, staying attuned to their sentiments and morale, and addressing concerns as needed.
  • Support employees in their professional development and long-term growth during their tenure.
  • Manage visa and immigration matters in coordination with our external provider when necessary.
  • Continuously seek improvements in our People policies and evaluate existing processes to enhance efficiency.
  • Ensure that relevant information regarding your jurisdiction is readily accessible and up-to-date on our intranet platform.
  • Participate in various projects within the broader People Team aimed at enhancing the overall People experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or related fields.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a People/Human Resources role.
  • Thorough understanding of benefits, labor laws, and state regulations in the US; experience handling complex employee issues and scaling a People function is advantageous.
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing new policies.
  • Organized, proactive, with keen attention to detail and a data-driven approach.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in planning and prioritizing tasks effectively.
  • Possess a can-do attitude with a focus on achieving results.
  • Willingness to contribute to a positive and diverse working environment full of growth opportunities.
  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is considered an advantage.

HR Director

We are presently in need of an adept Human Resources Director to support the day-to-day operations of our Human Resources (HR) department, encompassing tasks such as recruitment, benefits administration, and employee relations.


  • Source, assess, and oversee the hiring process for qualified candidates, collaborating closely with supervisors and managers to align job requirements with candidate profiles.
  • Implement orientation programs for new hires and initiatives for employee recognition.
  • Execute HR functions to administer various human resource programs including benefits, leave, performance and talent management, employee relations, morale initiatives, and training and development.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, as well as recommended best practices, by regularly reviewing policies and procedures.
  • Utilize HRIS systems to maintain accurate and current employee data.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, regulatory updates, and emerging HR technologies.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrates integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality in all endeavors.
  • Proficient understanding of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software applications.
  • Proficiency in handling full-scope HRIS systems.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Proven experience in a similar role.
  • Certification such as PHR/SPHR or equivalent.
  • Must meet the criteria of a U.S. person as defined by 22 U.S.C. § 6010.

Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer
California – Onsite
Salary Range: $190,000 – $210,000

My client is developing the next generation of in-space propulsion for the rapidly expanding space economy. From large constellations in low earth orbit to new missions and cutting-edge capabilities, the team is the key to mission success.

This is a great opportunity for a motivated engineer to join a dynamic team and have a massive impact in the organization.

Job Summary:

As the Chief Engineer, you will be the cornerstone of the Engineering department as a whole. Reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer, your role will include being the helm of the Company’s Engineering team, in terms of management and mentorship that is critical to the Company’s success. This role cross-functionally touches all levels of the organization, as well as oversees the ideation and delegation of multiple projects.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Direct Engineering team as a whole from concept inception strategy, through requirements, product development, design, testing, certification, product delivery, and post-delivery support while considering costs and timelines throughout the process.
  • Oversee the Engineering Team while providing technical direction, mentorship, and performance management from strategy to post-delivery.
  • Oversee scalability of Team in a way that supports a rapidly scaling business operation.
  • Responsible for leading product design efforts, testing processes, configurations, and delivery of operations relating, but not limited to, PPU, PMU, structures and GSE.
  • Responsible for defining the development program for next generation subsystems (electronic, fluidic and other) and incorporating them into next generation products.
  • Responsible for leading engineering REs and understanding systems of the overall propulsion system and ultimately, the Company’s ability to achieve its goals.
  • Assess and mitigate technical risks and compliance across all programs and projects; Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure systems work synonymously, identifying and resolving potential risk issues.
  • Assist heavily with the development and growth of the Engineering Team, identifying recruiting needs as well as performance management for the team in place. Make recommendations on the continued structure of the Engineering Team as the Company scales.
  • Establish a culture of proactivity for risk management and issue resolution, providing assistance and mentorship regarding steps toward resolution and open and honest dialogue on technical issues as they may arise.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Technology Officer to bridge the gap between the Engineering Team on a day-to-day function and upcoming programs and projects.
  • Collaborate with CEO; CTO; Directors of Finance and Business Operations; and President of Government Affairs as needed to assist with strategic initiatives and project bids.
  • Collaborate with the leadership team in defining and scoping technology needs as they relate to the industry, and/or projects applicable to the Company.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers, and partnering organizations for on-going and new business product development.
  • When necessary, interface with regulatory bodies and certification authorities to secure necessary approvals.

Minimum Qualifications / Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering field required. Advanced degree (Master's or Ph.D.) is preferred.
  • At least 10 years of experience in the Aerospace industry, the majority of which have been in management level positions.
  • Previous experience with ERP systems, implementation experience ideal.
  • Strong leadership skills, previous experience managing employees at all levels of an organization. Comfortable and excited by the balance between ‘out-and-up’ and ‘down-and-in’ leadership.
  • Ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to be on-site at our facility located in Hawthorne, CA full time.
  • Preferred Qualifications / Skills:
  • At least 6 years of experience in a Chief Engineer or Director Level role.
  • Previous experience with Federal Government Sales and/or Systems.
  • Previous experience with setup of AS9100.
  • Previous experience with both standing up as well as using ERP systems.

Salary Range:

  • $190,000.00 – $210,000.00


  • Comprehensive health benefits (Medical, Dental, and Vision) with company contributions for both employees and dependents.
  • 401k with company matching incentive, eligible after your first 90 days of employment.
  • ~10 paid holidays annually.
  • Robust PTO and sick accrual policy.

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 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Senior Systems Engineer

Senior Systems Engineer
California – Onsite
Salary Range: $170,000 – $190,000

My client is developing the next generation of in-space propulsion for the rapidly expanding space economy. From large constellations in low earth orbit to new missions and cutting-edge capabilities, the team is the key to mission success

This is a great opportunity for a motivated engineer to join a dynamic team and have a massive impact in the organization.

Job Summary:

As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will be a critical part of the engineering team responsible for the design, analysis, development, and testing of propulsion systems for space vehicles. You will work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists to push the boundaries of space propulsion technology. Additionally, you’ll be responsible for all aspects of systems engineering including performing preliminary concept development, trade studies, CONOPS definition, requirements decomposition and allocation, interface requirements definition, requirements verification and validation, support to integration and test operations, and anomaly resolution.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead and contribute to the design and optimization of propulsion systems, including thrusters and associated components.
  • Responsible for the design and interfacing between subassemblies including thrusters, electronics and fluid systems, and harness design (and routing) using best draft practices per ASME Y14.5 GD&T standards along with clear and well-documented analysis reports.
  • Conduct performance simulations, trajectory analysis, and propulsion system sizing to ensure mission objectives are met. Additionally, perform analysis at all levels of total system product, including: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, and maintenance. Analysis to include Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).
  • Plan and oversee propulsion system testing, including component testing, system integration testing, qualification testing, and acceptance testing.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot propulsion system anomalies, propose corrective actions, and enhance system reliability.
  • Work with materials and manufacturing engineers to ensure the production and assembly of propulsion systems meet quality and safety standards. Work alongside software team in developing and working with/on flight and ground test software.
  • Capture and organize risks and generate and assess mitigation plans and strategies. Work with Management to ensure the integrity of high-quality operational products, including procedures, tools, and system configuration.
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that include technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Ensure propulsion systems meet industry standards, safety regulations, and environmental requirements.
  • Generate and maintain comprehensive technical documentation, including system specifications, test plans, and reports.
  • Stay current with the latest advancements in space propulsion technology and contribute innovative ideas to improve propulsion system designs.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Fluid Dynamics, Physics, Chemistry, Math, or similar
  • 8+ years of experience in relevant engineering position
  • Experience developing flight and ground test software (essential)
  • Experience with CAD programs (Solidworks and PDM preferred)
  • Knowledge of engineering standards (ISO/ASTM/SAE) and best practices
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with NASA Systems Engineering Handbook
  • Experience with integration of myriad engineering systems ranging from plasma thruster to electrical and fluidic systems
  • Experience with electric or liquid propulsion systems within Aerospace & Defense or equivalent type fluid systems and components
  • Understanding of in space electrical and fluid systems
  • Knowledge of fabrication, integration processes and quality control relative to harnessing and tubing
  • Working knowledge of materials and treatments
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Ability to work independently to identify and address issues with strong attention to detail
  • Experience working with DoD, IC, and/or NASA
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Plasmas or Space Weather
  • Active TS/SCI clearance

Salary Range:

  • $170,000.00-$185,000.00 Annually, DOE


  • Comprehensive health benefits (Medical, Dental, and Vision) with company contributions for both employees and dependents.
  • 401k with company matching incentive, eligible after your first 90 days of employment.
  • ~10 paid holidays annually.
  • Robust PTO and sick accrual policy.


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 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Thermal Subsystem Lead

Lead Thermal Engineer – Denver


EVONA is seeking a Lead Thermal Engineer to join a rapidly growing Spacecraft development company based in Denver.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead/coordinate the work of engineers involved in thermal control hardware design and operation
  • Work closely with the Thermal Analysis Lead to ensure design closure of the Thermal Control Subsystem of the vehicle
  • Accountable for the thermal control hardware design
  • Present thermal design and statuses at internal and customer meetings and reviews
  • Ensure mechanical and interface control drawings for thermal control hardware are produced according to program schedule and requirements
  • Coordinate procurement of thermal control hardware in line with program schedule
  • Involved in the management of the thermal control hardware budget
  • Coordinate testing and instrumentation of thermal control hardware in component, sub-system, and/or vehicle level testing in cooperation with the Thermal Analysis Lead and Test Group Lead.
  • Responsible for the tracking of thermal control hardware
  • Inspect installed engineering unit and flight unit thermal control hardware for compliance with drawings and requirements


Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience working with spacecraft Active and Passive Thermal Control Hardware including coatings, multi-layer insulation, pumped fluid loop systems, radiators, heat spreaders/straps, thermal isolation and heaters
  • Experience making mechanical and interface control drawings
  • Expert level ability with SolidWorks and/or Creo
  • Experience with hardware procurement and testing
  • Experience designing to requirements
  • Experience with component testing and mechanical requirements verification
  • Strong familiarity with radiative and conductive heat transfer principles in space environments
  • Strong familiarity with pumped fluid loop system performance in space environments
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Thermo-fluids Engineering


If this position sounds like something you'd be interested in, please apply to the advert or, reach out to Matt Mallorie at [email protected]

Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer
Denver, CO

Our Space client in the Denver area are looking for an Electrical Engineer to help contribute across the Design of their Spaceflight Hardware & Systems.

Job Responsibilities

  • PCB and circuit design
  • Development of electrical hardware and systems
  • Circuit card manufacturing and assemblies
  • Hardware testing and qualification
  • Implement EMI/EMC considerations
  • Radiation and environmental tolerancing
  • Implement upset and risk mitigation strategies
  • Work closely with RF/Hardware, software engineers for design and validation.
  • Technical writing and documentation of firmware products

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in the aerospace industry
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, demonstrating the ability to navigate multiple complex challenges in a dynamic startup environment
  • Candidates will need to be US citizens or current Green Card Holders.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with high speed data links, Ethernet, PCI-E, etc.
  • Experience with networking protocol
  • Experience with signal transformation and processing
  • Experience developing fault tolerant systems

If you are interested in this role then please apply today!