Jobs: Launch Manager, Spire (USA)

Listening to the 3/4 of Earth that is neglected by traditional remote sensing technologies requires a robust launch plan. And with a refresh cycle of 2-years for each spacecraft, we are planning for measurable launch activities on an almost monthly basis. As a Launch Manager you will be a strategic member of the team, getting the opportunity to work closely with both engineering and business development, and will be the linchpin in making sure that our spacecraft reach their orbit, and can deliver on their intended mission.

Candidates must have experience with the following:

Detail oriented, a person that enjoys crafting and delivering against a dynamic process
An aptitude for working with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
Tech-oriented with an interest in learning to use new tools
An understanding of Launch Vehicle environments and test requirements
Some negotiation experience
Willingness to travel
Strong candidates will also possess skills in one or more of the following areas:

Cursory knowledge of orbital mechanics and remote sensing
Cursory knowledge of launch vehicle technology
Cursory knowledge of spacecraft subsystems (electrical, attitude determination and control, payload, bus, etc.)
Experience working with Satellite Tool Kit
Experience working with cubesats, hosted payloads, or secondary payloads
Cursory knowledge of ITAR / export controls
Objectives will include:

Working closely with engineering and production to meet launch schedules
Ensure spacecraft integration & test plan is compliant with launch vehicle and range requirements
Manage logistics surrounding export and delivery of spacecraft to launch vehicles
Some modeling of spacecraft orbits and constellation performance prediction


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