Technical Program Manager
TS/SCI Clearance
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Rocket Lab USA

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides reliable space launch services and spacecraft manufacturing
Company Overview
Rocket Lab, a comprehensive space company established in 2006, has a proven track record of mission success, offering reliable launch services, spacecraft components, and on-orbit management solutions. It stands out for its manufacturing of the Electron, the second most frequently launched U.S. rocket, and the Photon spacecraft platform, chosen for NASA missions to the Moon and Mars. With three launch pads at two sites, industry-leading flight software, and a commitment to cost-effective and efficient services, Rocket Lab is a leader in the space industry, making space access more affordable and faster.
Industrial & Manufacturing
Hardware
Aerospace

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$1.5B

Founded

2006

Headquarters

Lakewood, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

16%

1 year growth

40%

2 year growth

116%
Locations
Long Beach, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Management
CategoriesNew
Product
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, math, or other technical discipline
  • 8+ years of program management experience in the aerospace industry
  • Direct technical experience as an engineer supporting satellite and/or space programs
  • Active TS/SCI clearance
Responsibilities
  • Serve as the program manager for the design, development, test, and production phases of Rocket Lab’s space systems for low Earth orbit and/or deep space missions
  • Deliver Rocket Lab’s space systems to the launch pad on time and within budget
  • Work in collaboration with Space Systems Chief Engineer to plan and execute programs
  • Identify implementation issues and proactively develop recovery plans before schedule and cost impacts are realized
  • Approve selection and make/buy decisions of spacecraft components and manage subcontracts
  • Report program status, issues, and problems to Rocket Lab senior leadership
  • Lead or approve input into proposal development and business development activities
  • Serve as a team leader and take accountability for the cost and schedule performance of the team
  • Manage relationship with a broad set of cross-functional engineering and production teams to deliver on program goals
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with all program stakeholders across the company
  • Travel domestically and internationally regularly to support programs
Desired Qualifications
  • 10+ years of demonstrated space system program management experience across multiple spacecraft flight projects/programs
  • Experience with managing employees
  • Thorough understanding of space systems and subsystems, and depth across multiple spacecraft engineering disciplines
  • Experience with systems engineering methods, including systems trades, requirements management, performance characterization, and interface management
  • Ability to identify and address problems with a proactive and systematic approach
  • Project management qualifications such as PMP, APMP, etc.
  • Proficiency with project and engineering management tools such as Microsoft Project, Teamcenter, etc.
  • Experience managing both low and high-cost space programs, as well as deep space and LEO missions
  • Experience working with government customers, government requirements, and government project management practices