Job Listing Description

Lunar Mission Payloads Manager


The scope of the position includes:

  • Working across programs, with a focus on the XL-1 lunar lander for the 2022 south pole mission. Other projects may include technology development and testing programs and VTVL terrestrial testbed flights in support of the lunar mission.
  • Leading payload-to-lander interface definition (ICD’s) and payload integration.
  • Managing payload delivery and integration schedules.
  • Supporting payloads during test, mission planning, and flight operations.
  • Providing mentorship and guidance to less experienced technical team members

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with customers for integration of payloads into XL-1 lunar lander
  • Coordinate with customers for integration and test of payloads on Xodiac terrestrial testbed
  • Coordinate and manage TIMs and reviews with internal and external stakeholders
  • Discrepancy tracking and resolution
  • Must be able to adapt and thrive in a dynamic and highly technical environment
  • Will have a large impact on many programs, especially the lunar mission

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Experience with spacecraft, satellite, and/or launch vehicle payload integration
  • Experience with spacecraft/payload environmental testing (TVac, EMI/EMC, etc.)
  • Experience with requirements and interface management and tracking (IRD, ICD, etc.)
  • Experience with risk management methods (FMECA, etc.)
  • Broad engineering experience
  • Scientific background to better understand the needs of science payloads is a plus
  • Passionate about space
  • Highly detail-oriented and organizationally minded
  • Experience with operations planning and managing multiple programs simultaneously
  • 6+ years experience in aerospace engineering
  • Experience with startups or new space companies
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a technical field
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong work ethic and intrinsic motivation
  • Hands-on experience creating or building

Professional Requirements

  • Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

Job Number: 2010115010
Job Location: Mojave, CA
Duration: 36 months
Input Date: 06/03/2020
Last Updated: 07/10/2020
Attention: Chad Dunavant
Address: 370 N WESTLAKE BLVD STE 120
City, State: WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91362
Phone: 805/418-9862
800 Phone: 866/458-4322
Fax Phone: 805/418-9866

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