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Sr. Mission Manager

Company: ABL Space Systems
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, we're building a launch system we are truly proud of - no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches. We're an ambitious team with big goals and, together, we're determined to prove that reaching space can be simple, efficient, and routine. - -When launch day arrives, we want you by our sideSr. Mission ManagerAs a Senior Mission Manager, you will work directly with ABL's customers and engineering team to successfully deliver payloads to orbit. You will have the opportunity to work across multiple missions on the ABL manifest, including delivery of commercial and government cubesats, smallsats, and other small payloads. Mission managers additionally provide technical support on business proposals, track and deliver on contractual mission requirements, create interface control documentation, plan and oversee payload integration activities, and host customer meetings/reviews. We are looking for team members who enjoy a variety of challenges, can communicate effectively, thrive in a fast-paced environment and share our passion for creating a seamless and premier end-to-end customer integration and launch experience. -RESPONSIBILITIES:Support business development in technical customer interchanges and proposal writingManage contractual deliverables from contract signing through to successful payload delivery on orbit Serve as a primary point of contact for ABL customers, including reporting, leading reviews, scope negotiation, and operations planningProactively strive to create a smooth and streamlined mission integration process for both internal and external stakeholdersWork across engineering teams on mission design, schedule, and requirements, ensuring proper flow down of requirements between the customer and the internal teamCreate Interface Control Documentation (ICD) and generate requirements for payload-to-launch vehicle interfacesLead, perform, and drive requirements verification and validation activitiesOversee hands-on payload integration activitiesDevelop operations plans and products for successful payload integration and mission operationsProvide mentorship to mission management colleagues -BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree in engineering or related technical field4+ years prior experience in Mission Management, Mission Integration, or Technical Program/Project Management5+ years prior engineering experience in a related field such as systems engineering, project/program management, payloads, spacecraft subsystems, or launch operations -ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Active TS/SCI or DoD Secret clearance, or willingness to pursue a clearanceExcellent verbal and written communication skills with meticulous attention to detailAbility to work extended hours to meet milestones and deadlinesAbility to travel up to 30% of the time for launch operations and customer-related activities (such as fit checks or industry conferences)PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:Prior project management experience, including work with MS Project or other schedule management toolsExperience using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software (such as Solidworks)Prior experience in sales, business development, or other direct experience with external customersExperience using requirements management software such as JAMA, DOORS, Jira, or similar toolsPrior experience working with the US GovernmentPrior hands-on experience on a technical projectWHAT WE LOOK FORCritical thinking: - ABL engineers understand the "why" behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomesAbility to deal with ambiguity: ABL engineers must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objectiveEnd-to end ownership: - projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flightPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENTS:Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of timeAbility to use a computer to complete assignmentsAbility to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresenceWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environmentITAR RequirementThis position requires access to information protected under US export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations. - As such, US person status (including US citizens, permanent residents, asylees, and refugees) is a required qualification for this position.Equal Opportunity EmployerWe are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work and access export-controlled data) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.Los Angeles, California /Corporate - Mission Management /Full-time

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