Mission Manager
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At Spire, we are launching satellites more often and on a more diverse manifest than any other satellite company in the world.

We are growing our launch team and looking for someone passionate about launch who will help ensure we continue to execute as a leader in the small satellite industry.

Our Mission Manager will work closely with global launch companies and our satellite engineering team to ensure that satellites meet launch requirements and are delivered on time.

Launch touches almost every part of the company, interfacing with engineering and manufacturing as well as satellite operations, finance, legal and logistics.

The right candidate works well in a high pace, loosely structured and high pressure environment and will help create and improve processes for the launch team as Spire grows as a company.

Responsibilities for your role :

  • Be Spire's main interface to technical mission management teams at global launch service providers
  • Manage launch campaigns from contract signing to delivery and integration of spacecraft
  • Create and manage the Interface Control Drawing (ICD) and ensure Spire meets all design and interface requirements
  • Coordinate with Engineering & Manufacturing to ensure that all launch requirements are satisfied
  • Responsible for ensuring timely completion of all technical deliverables associated with the launch campaign
  • Manage launch schedule and tightly coordinate with all internal stakeholders to ensure satellites are delivered on time for launch
  • Coordinate with legal team to obtain all required licensing and insurance required for a launch campaign
  • Coordinate milestone reviews and technical interchange meetings as needed with internal stakeholders and launch providers
  • Ensure orbital parameters are coordinated with Satellite Operations team and JSpOC
  • Identify and mitigate any risks associated with satellite production, regulatory items, launch schedule, etc; create contingency plans
  • Coordinate any visas or registration required for employees or VIPs to attend launches
  • Travel as needed to support launch related events (milestone reviews, fit checks, integration, etc)
  • Qualifications / Experience :

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • Working knowledge of orbits, spacecraft design and the launch industry
  • Working knowledge of ITAR, Export control, regulatory framework for launch and satellite operation
  • Experience working with contracts and requirements documents (ICDs)
  • Experience working in a cross-disciplinary teams or program management
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong candidates will also possess skills in at least one of the following areas :

  • Working knowledge of launch vehicle environments and interfaces with spacecraft
  • Experience working directly on launch campaigns would be looked at favorably
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