SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
MISSION MANAGER, CAPE CANAVERAL
As a Launch Site Mission Manager, you will be a hands-on contributor responsible for all launch site activities associated with current & future customer spacecraft missions at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station & Kennedy Space Center, FL. Youll own mission planning, & work directly with the primary Mission Manager & all Launch Site Operations Teams to ensure all customer requirements are met for launch site processing.
In this role you will directly support the execution of launch campaigns through all phases of operation from launch site spacecraft arrival & offload, to supporting the customer on console during launch. Youll be an advocate for our customer by acting as the point of contact to apply customer feedback & campaign lessons learned to rapidly improve mission execution & customer satisfaction.
In this position you will also represent the SpaceX launch site to our government customers & be responsible for assuring successful execution on our contractual launch site deliverables for National Security Space missions.
- Serve as launch site point of contact for spacecraft customer interface requirements validation (e.g. interface control document) while working with multidisciplinary teams for approval & implementation.
- Be the subject matter expert & primary point of contact for customer spacecraft processing, transportation, & logistics at the launch site before & during the launch campaign.
- Plan & generate technical content for the launch portions of the spacecraft design reviews & Ground Operations Working Group activities planning future spacecraft launch campaigns.
- Plan & manage spacecraft rehearsals along with the execution of spacecraft requirements & inputs into SpaceX day of launch operations.
- Manage & coordinate spacecraft daily processing & scheduling & provide inputs into integrated SpaceX launch schedules.
- Identify, develop, & codify process improvements to streamline & standardize spacecraft processing activities.
- Function as launch site contact to draft launch base elements of new proposals & contracts.
- Plan, schedule, & staff customer launch site visits & technical interchange meetings.
- Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering, physics, aerospace engineering, or another engineering discipline.
- 5+ years experience in a customer-facing role.
- 4+ years of technical project management experience.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Masters degree in an engineering field.
- Technical project management & master scheduling experience.
- Proficiency in or hands-on professional experience with launch vehicle and/or spacecraft integration along with operations in 100,000 class or cleaner cleanrooms.
- Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
- Strong problem solving & critical thinking skills.
- Ability to operate effectively with remote supervision.
- Ability to become certified to operate equipment such as aerial lifts, fork lifts, & overhead cranes.
- Experience working with cross-functional team & external customers.
- Highly detail oriented, diligent, & hard working with excellent customer interface skills.
- Active Top Secret or Top Secret SCI clearance preferred. Must be willing to pursue a clearance if not already cleared. Note that an active clearance may provide the opportunity for you to work on sensitive SpaceX missions. If so, you will be subject to pre-employment drug & random drug & alcohol testing.
- Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral.
- Must be willing to travel to other SpaceX offices, vendors, & customers as necessary (up to 25% travel).
- Must be willing to work long hours & occasional weekends when necessary to support launch & critical project timelines.
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. unassisted.
- Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, & carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position.
- Must be willing to operate heavy machinery.
- Flight hardware is built in tight quarters - physical dexterity is required.
- Occasionally exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments heat, cold, rain, ice.
- Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, & noise.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Mission Manager: $125,000.00 - $175,000.00/per year.
Your actual level & base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis & may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge & skills, education, & experience.
Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses & the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, & dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, & various other discounts & perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.
- To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.
SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence & qualifications & will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
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