Senior Technical Program Manager
Astra Spacecraft Engines, Ase
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Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 5+ years of experience in program/project management for complex product development programs
  • Thorough understanding of agile and waterfall management techniques
  • Technical background, with demonstrated ability to engage on technical topics - typically demonstrated by an Engineering degree or equivalent technical experience Excellent leadership, organization, and communication skills
  • Comfort with ambiguity, and ability to create structure where needed
  • Partner with a full spectrum of cross-functional stakeholders in your program, including Product, Engineering and Operations - to help ensure that we are building the right thing, building it right, testing it right, managing interfaces and integration well, and operating it correctly
  • Plan and execute aggressive but achievable schedules for delivering upcoming releases of your product and delivery on existing engineering commitments. Coordinate interfaces and integration points with all other development teams. Provide input to ASE Leadership and Astra Product team to help build a long-term roadmap for Astra's launch system
  • Provide insight on program status, critical path, risks, and opportunities to de-risk or accelerate our schedule, based on building and maintaining a detailed view of our program schedule with inputs from all teams. Use these insights to prioritize resource, make strategic decisions, and keep us on track to an aggressive but achievable timeline
  • Align teams around complex techno-economic decisions that need to be made along the way, applying a DACI process to convene stakeholders, get the right inputs, make the right decisions, and communicate them clearly to the right people at the right time
  • Deliver on-time and on-budget product releases by planning, partnering, and driving execution effectively. Surface blockers and resolve them as soon as possible, pulling in stakeholders across the company as needed
  • Coach our teams in using the Scrum framework and following Agile product development principles
  • Inspire our teams to pull together towards our common goals and successfully deliver the next generation of space services, realizing Astra's vision of improving life on Earth from Space, one step at a time
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in Aerospace or equivalent industry

201-500 employees

Satellite delivery & rocket launch services
Company Overview
Astra’s mission is to Improve Life on Earth from Space® by creating a healthier and more connected plane. Today, Astra offers one of the lowest cost-per-launch dedicated orbital launch services of any operational launch provider in the world, and one of the industry’s first flight-proven electric propulsion systems for satellites, Astra Spacecraft Engine™.
  • Competitive Medical (HMO & PPO)/Dental/Vision plans
  • Company paid Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability plans
  • 401K with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter benefits
  • Caregiving support benefits
  • Company perks, like PetPlan, curated gym/travel/products discounts
  • Free lunch
  • Company events