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Mission Manager
Posted on 11/16/2022
Vandenberg Village, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, physics, or science with 5+ years of industry experience
  • 5+ years of technical project management experience
  • 4+ years of experience working hands-on with hardware or software technical projects
  • Master's degree in an engineering field
  • Technical project management and master scheduling experience
  • Proficiency in or hands-on professional experience with launch vehicle and/or spacecraft integration along with operations in 100,000 class or cleaner cleanrooms
  • 5+ years of experience working with government, NASA, or commercial launch contract
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with direct experience negotiating technical deliverables or scope
  • Excellent negotiation, conflict resolution, and leadership skills
  • Experience working with cross-functional team and external customers
  • Highly detail oriented, diligent, hard working with excellent customer interface skills
  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, autonomously driven, and demanding start-up atmosphere
  • Ability to become certified to operate equipment such as aerial lifts, fork lifts, and overhead cranes
  • 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. Learn more about the ITAR here
  • Function as launch site focal point for spacecraft range requirements and safety documentation, including the spacecraft Air Force Space Command Manual 91-710 Tailoring, Missile System Prelaunch Safety Package, and the Ground Operations Plan
  • Serve as launch site point of contact for spacecraft customer interface requirements validation (e.g. interface control document) while working with multidisciplinary teams for approval and implementation
  • Be the subject matter expert and primary point of contact for customer spacecraft processing, transportation, and logistics at the launch site before and during the launch campaign
  • Plan and generate technical content for the launch portions of the spacecraft design reviews and ground operations working group activities planning future spacecraft launch campaigns
  • Plan and manage spacecraft rehearsals along with the execution of spacecraft requirements and inputs into SpaceX day of launch operations
  • Manage and coordinate spacecraft daily processing and scheduling and provide inputs into integrated SpaceX launch schedules
  • Identify, develop, and codify process improvements to streamline and standardize spacecraft processing activities
  • Function as launch site contact to draft launch base elements of new proposals and contracts
  • Plan, schedule, and staff customer launch site visits and technical interchange meetings

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Company Overview
SpaceX's mission is to make humanity multiplanetary. The company is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
  • Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.
Company Core Values
  • Make History - SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and in 2012 our Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. And in 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to take humans there as well.
  • Reusability - SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which historically has flown only once.
  • Landing - SpaceX’s family of Falcon launch vehicles are the first and only orbital class rockets capable of reflight. Depending on the performance required for the mission, Falcon lands on one of our autonomous spaceport droneships out on the ocean or one of our landing zones near our launch pads.