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Global Government Affairs Manager (Starlink)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

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.


Starlink will provide high-speed broadband around the world, helping to connect the unserved and underserved. As a member of the team, you will help enable Starlink's expansion internationally through direct lobbying efforts and strategic coalition building.


  • Support Global Government Affairs and international roll-out of Starlink, including government relations support to facilitate and accelerate licensing, market access, and regulatory approvals worldwide
  • Engage in market-specific advocacy to create political support for Starlink in foreign jurisdictions
  • Support Starlink advocacy for and participation in government connectivity projects internationally, in tandem with the Government Sales team
  • Shape spectrum, business operations objectives, and broadband policy discussions and initiatives in the U.S. and with foreign administrations
  • Develop, maintain, and build upon a network of relationships with international government officials, lawmakers, and regulatory decision-makers
  • Oversee and manage consultants and third parties engaged in SpaceX global government affairs matters
  • Shape SpaceX global legislative strategies, tactics, and policy development
  • Draft legislative language, attend hearings, draft hearing testimony, and develop policy positions
  • Monitor and analyze international market policy developments
  • Prepare presentations for key audiences for SpaceX leadership
  • Perform research as needed, develop policy and collateral materials


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of professional experience working on legislative matters in the private sector or a government organization


  • Advanced degree (MA, JD, PhD) in science, policy, political science, international affairs, or another relevant field
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working on issues directly related to international telecommunications regulatory agencies or legislative committees/bodies; and international telecom organizations
  • Knowledge of launch vehicles, satellites, and space technology and policy matters
  • Thorough knowledge of radiofrequency spectrum technology
  • Direct experience in achieving definitive legislative outcomes
  • Passion for SpaceX's mission and goals and rural connectivity
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems
  • Demonstrated ability to forge coalitions and partnerships
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills


  • Must be willing to travel, <40%
  • Must be willing to attend political and industry events on behalf of SpaceX


Pay Range:

Government Affairs Manager: $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 & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and 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 and qualifications and 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.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.