Program Manager

Posted on 7/19/2023

ABL Space Systems

ABL Space Systems

201-500 employees

Builds rockets for small satellite launches


Compensation Overview

$75,000 - $130,000

Junior, Mid

El Segundo, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related technical field
  • 3+ years prior engineering experience in a related field such as systems engineering or project/program management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to manage tasks and collaborate effectively with cross-departmental teams
  • Able to understand and learn a broad range of technical concepts
  • Willingness to work extended hours to meet milestones and deadlines
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time for customer-related activities
  • Knowledge in requirements management tools (JAMA, DOORS, Jira, or similar) and best practices
  • Demonstrated track record with space-related projects on rapid development schedules
  • P.M.P certification
  • Experience working with external customers, including the U.S. Government
  • Prior hands-on experience on a technical project
  • Active security clearance, or willingness to obtain one
  • Critical thinking: ABL engineers understand the “why” behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity: ABL engineers must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective
  • End-to end ownership: projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment
  • Support business development in technical customer interchanges and proposal writing
  • Manage contractual deliverables from contract signing through final product delivery
  • Successfully build and manage customer relationships and communications
  • Develop and maintain program schedules, and continually track progress against target dates
  • Create risk mitigation plans to maintain program schedule
  • Coordinate and conduct internal- and external-facing program reviews
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for ABL customers, including hosting meetings and regular progress reporting
  • Plan and oversee milestone activities
  • Use company tools to manage tasks, reviews, and schedules - for example, JIRA and Confluence

ABL Space Systems specializes in building rockets for launching small satellites, featuring technologies like additively manufactured 13,000lbf engines entirely produced in-house, and the innovative GS0 ground system designed for global deployment. This capability showcases its leadership in modular and mobile launch solutions, making it an attractive workplace for professionals passionate about aerospace innovation and operational efficiency. The emphasis on in-house production and cutting-edge technology facilitates a dynamic work environment conducive to rapid learning and significant contributions to the field of aerospace.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



El Segundo, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


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