Spacex Jobs – Mission Manager

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Job Description:

As a member of our team, you will serve as a core point of contact for customers from early capabilities studies through successful project activation. Mission Managers serve as the mission specialists, performing all activities from pre-launch analysis to operations on-orbit. Members of the team excel across a breadth of functions including systems engineering, requirements verification, project management, proposal development, and mission management. Our ideal candidate has a passion for finding solutions, is a highly detail-oriented self-starter, and is hungry to do work that matters.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring regulatory coordination is kept on schedule and facilitate generation of materials as required (such as FAA launch license applications, FCC special temporary authorizations, DOT transport licenses, etc.).
  • Develop and present technical content on complex designs, trade studies, risks, and issues.
  • Collaborate with engineering and production groups to understand vehicle readiness and how changes impact requirements, vehicle risk, and launch dates.
  • Collaborate with other subsystem representatives across team boundaries to consider all necessary trades and ensure end-to-end mission success.
  • Coordinate and chair customer reviews and ensure that contract deliverables are delivered on time and per the customer’s expectation, including taking responsibility for payment milestones.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop and certify missions.
  • Work with the SpaceX mission operations team and customers to develop integration and operations plans.
  • Manage execution of sub-contracts, collaboration activities, and task agreements between customers.
  • Serve as the Mission Manager for major flight tests and/or milestone, including carrying end-to-end responsibility for mission success.
  • Lead new technical projects from proposal through completion.
  • Influence and steer programmatic and technical development to meet the end objectives of current and future customer contracts and missions.

Job Requirements:

  • Highly detail oriented, diligent, hard working with excellent customer interface skills.
  • Excellent negotiation, conflict resolution, and leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with direct experience negotiating technical deliverables or scope.
  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, autonomously driven, and demanding start-up atmosphere.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience working with cross-functional team and external customers.
  • Master’s degree in an engineering field.
  • Professional experience working with launch vehicles or spacecraft.
  • 5+ years of experience working with government, NASA, or commercial launch contract.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering with 5+ years of industry experience.
  • 4+ years of experience working hands-on with hardware or software technical projects.
  • 5+ years of technical project management experience.

Job Details:

Company: SpaceX

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: McAllen, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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