Astrobotic is hiring a

Technical Project Manager

Pittsburgh, United States
Full-Time

Astrobotic’s Planetary Mobility Department is seeking a technical project manager to advance our planetary rover product lines and expand our portfolio of cutting-edge solutions in space. This candidate will track and manage the progress of all existing rovers in development at Astrobotic, at least one of which will fly to the Moon in late 2022. The rovers in development span a breadth of mission applications from prospecting for lunar volatiles to mapping the lunar subsurface, one of which is planned to be the first rover to ever discover water on a planetary body.

You will be responsible for creating schedules across all our rover programs and working closely with engineering leads to track and manage progress. You will communicate with vendors, manufacturers, and subcontractors to create and manage their associated schedules and statements of work; lead the creation of major internal design review documentation; create and present monthly and quarterly technical reports, contribute to research and sales proposals, implement the full product development cycle, and regularly report to the Director of Planetary Mobility. On occasion, you will also contribute to and lead prime contractor and subcontractor agreements.

The Planetary Mobility Department fosters a collaborative working environment with high degrees of freedom, responsibility, and expectations. We highly value teamwork and this role requires someone who innately values interpersonal skills. We’re building novel solutions to challenging technical problems with the goal of making space more accessible to the world as a commercial platform. The company was recently selected by NASA as a premier organization to deliver American payloads to the Moon and leads the world in international payload sales. Astrobotic has received 30+ NASA contracts to date in areas such as mobile robotics, multi-rover exploration, lunar cave exploration, lunar mining, remote non-geometric terrain sensing, planetary drones, autonomous precision landing, and high-performance computing.

Must be a U.S. person (citizen or permanent resident with green card).

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years leading small technical projects in a fast-paced environment with full accountability for project life cycle planning and execution
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing project budgets, schedules and risks
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing engineering teams including:  assigning and evaluating work, providing performance feedback, balancing resources across multiple projects
  • Ability to identify and mitigate programmatic challenges and solve project technical challenges
  • Highly organized with a tenacious attention to detail. Adept at managing multiple concurrent projects with staggered deliverables and reporting cycles
  • Demonstrated experience generating technical progress reports and proposals 
  • Demonstrated experience creating technical statements of work/contracts for vendors, manufacturers, and subcontractors, and evaluating/monitoring performance of those contracts

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.S. in engineering or a related discipline strongly preferred
  • Managing space flight projects
  • Working within an agile development framework
  • Using team collaboration tools (Confluence/Jira) to manage tasks and products
  • Creating and leading research and sales proposals

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. 

Applicants should be prepared to submit a writing sample, references, and demonstrate a background in space missions.

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
 
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