Spaceport Integration Manager (Cape Canaveral)
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.
SPACEPORT INTEGRATION MANAGER (CAPE CANAVERAL)
As a Spaceport Integration Manager, you will be responsible for coordinating spaceport development with all external and internal departments at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS) and Kennedy Space Center (KSC). You will be a face to customers and multiple government entities for the launch site. In this role you will be responsible for managing compliance for ground systems and flight hardware (rockets and payloads) to requirements for hazardous operations on-base, managing launch site certification, pushing back on unnecessary requirements, and streamlining existing external approval processes. This role will be a critical enabler for the 2024 manifest increase as we streamline our regulatory requirements and processes, and with the addition Starship at the Cape.
You will represent SpaceX to the Range and our government customers. This includes maintaining a strong relationship with Range Safety to ensure we obtain and maintain approval for all hazardous operations. Additionally, you will need to ensure we maintain launch site certification with the USSF, NASA, and NRO government customers. Lastly, you will represent SpaceX to Range leadership, directly supporting the Site Director, to ensure that SpaceX is fully coordinated at all levels on-base to enable tactical and strategic needs at the launch site.
- Function as the primary point of contact for the Range. You will be the owner of all Range requirements and safety documentation. This includes regular recurring tag ups to drive continuous progress.
- Function as the primary point of contact for our government customers. Manage government customer certification requirements and oversight of changes for all launch site ground systems (Starship, F9, pads, and Dragon).
- Communicate the strategic direction of SpaceX including launch manifest, construction, standards, safety, and security measures to ensure effective and timely approval, support, & execution with customers and the Range.
- Manage conflicts that arise with tactical execution with the base and base leadership and other launch providers.
- Actively streamline the launch process for safe and reliable, robust, rapid and cost-effective launch by challenging requirements and typical timelines/cost.
- Bachelor's degree.
- 2+ years of experience leading technical process improvements and/or serving in a technical project management capacity in an aerospace environment.
- 2+ years of experience leading teams, projects, or people.
- Must be willing to pursue a clearance if not already cleared with Top Secret or Top Secret SCI.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Professional experience with launch vehicle integration or pad operations.
- Excellent written and verbal skills.
- Experience successfully negotiating complex agreements or issues to resolution.
- Demonstrated technical aptitude for the products you have supported.
- Regulatory compliance experience, specifically with tailoring requirements.
- Experience working with cross-functional teams and external customers.
- Highly detail oriented, diligent, hard working.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Pay range: $110,000.00 - $145,000.00/per year
Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and 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 and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year.
- 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 and random drug and alcohol testing.
- Must be available to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed to support critical milestones or operations
- Must be willing to travel to other SpaceX offices, vendors, and customers as necessary (Occasional travel, approximately 5%)
- Occasionally exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain, ice
- Ability to work in extreme environments – heat, cold, rain, fumes, odors, and noise
- Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg
- 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.
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