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Launch Program Execution/Payload Processing Lead

Vandenberg Space Force Base, United States

Qualis has an immediate opening for a mid-level support position to serve as the Space Development Agency (SDA) Launch Program Execution/Payload Processing Lead. The candidate will provide program management and execution of launch vendor and satellite vendor integration in support of the Support Cell Launch Program Manager. SDA seeks a perceptive, creative leader with the ability to successfully solve challenging problems. The applicant must be confident and have a knack to digest complex ideas to determine the feasibility of success. Position will support SDA launch operations on-site at Vandenberg SFB this is not a remote position and must be at VSFB.



  • Support the SDA Launch Program Manager
  • Retrieve and consolidate vendor-provided integrated master schedules (IMS)
  • Coordinate inputs, develop and maintain launch integration schedules
  • Identify scheduling conflicts, critical paths, schedule risks and divergences
  • Develop internal briefing material as directed by the government team
  • Develop external facing products (briefings, emails, etc) with high standard and attention to detail
  • Be cognizant of internal developments to inform programmatic and scheduling updates
  • Provide general support to the SDA as tasked (coordinate meetings, briefings, etc)
  • Support application product managers and coordinate cross-functional teams (i.e. Government, Military, SETA, FFRDC, UARC, & Industry)
  • Develop, activate, and maintain hardware processing facilities for optimized hardware processing including the capability of processing parallel campaigns across different bays and locations
  • Manage and track multiple priorities while maintaining a focus towards common project goals

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with relevant experience
  • 3+ years developing integrated master schedules with Microsoft Project, Knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Office
  • 3+ years Project Management experience
  • Hands on proficiency using presentation development tools, principally PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and visual communication skills
  • Organizational skills and ability to effectively prioritize in an environment with limited resources and competing needs
  • Experience with rapidly changing roles and responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Creative thinking skills
  • Ability to be diplomatic with a variety of individuals across the organizational infrastructure
  • Ability to manage integration and testing of complex, multidisciplinary assemblies, and systems
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or relevant technical discipline
  • Prior experience supporting space system development or the Department of Defense
  • Active TS/SCI clearance

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Vandenberg
  • Work schedule may vary depending on site operational needs, and flexibility is required
  • Ability to support and supervise operations outside of normal business hours, when required
  • Flight hardware typically is built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required
  • Perform work in an environment with exposure to fumes, odors, and noise using appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Physical effort including standing, lifting, and carrying moderately heavy materials or equipment (up to 35 pounds)


Qualis Corporation is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse and talented workforce who can contribute to the mission and vision of the Company. Our employees are our greatest asset and we promote a positive work environment, teamwork, professional growth, innovation, community involvement, flexible scheduling and a family-friendly work environment.

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