Aevum, Inc. is an American technology company that designs, develops, and sells autonomous air, space, and package transportation services. The company focuses on autonomous technologies, rapid logistics, e-commerce, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence.
Our Social Mission
Aevum, Inc. was founded to democratize the access to space and directly enable space-based assets that can connect the other half of the world that currently do not have access to the internet. We believe that the right technologies deployed in space can help make the world better and transcend the unity of humankind.
Mission Manager, Space Launches
Aevum is seeking to grow our Autonomous Logistics Team with a new Mission Manager for our Space Launches. This Mission Manager opportunity is for those seeking to lead and manage both commercial and government launch missions.
Aevum Mission Managers are responsible for all activities associated with an assigned launch contract(s) ensuring that all mission activities are completed reliably and on-time in accordance with contract deliverables and requirements. The Mission Manager is highly professional and serves as the primary point of contact (POC) to customers.
Mission Manager responsibilities include ensuring space vehicle (SV), satellite, or other payload integration to the Ravn X launch vehicle, managing and chairing mission assurance reviews, coordinating and ensuring that all mission activities from pre-launch analysis to launch to post-flight review are completed.
The Mission Manager works closely with Aevum team members across multi-disciplinary teams and departments. The ideal candidate is highly inquisitive and relentlessly focused on mission success. This is a fast-paced, mid-level career position. Prior relevant experience in project management is a must, the ideal candidate must have demonstrated success working with a multi-disciplinary, highly-technical, high-performance teams.
Aevum operates multiple facilities throughout the United States and our customers span the globe – traveling as necessary is expected of the Mission Manager.
Aevum’s development timelines are aggressive and you’ll be asked to work hard as necessary. Our ideal candidate is passionate about making the world better, is a self-starter, and is hungry to do work that matters.
The salary range for this opportunity is $90,000 to $135,000 per year.
- Decompose launch contracts into requirements, mission plan, schedule, and SOW; work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance and verification of all Space Force requirements
- Serve as the primary POC to commercial and defense customers and coordinate all mission activities with internal stakeholders and IPTs
- Work closely with vehicle, system, and subsystem IPTs and lead and manage all trade studies, requirements traceability, verification and validation, and end-item specifications
- Create, maintain and coordinate activities via a “Giver/Receiver” list
- Develop and present complex technical information and data related to the mission
- Work with engineering and technical teams within Aevum to understand launch vehicle readiness for mission; identify and characterize any changes to mission risk, vehicle risk, and launch dates
- Work with team members within Aevum to gather and compile all range safety and range related documentation
- Work within the Autonomous Logistics team to ensure that Aevum spaceport(s) are ready to execute your assigned launch mission on-time.
- Work with Aevum IPTs to gather the necessary data required to obtain the regulatory approvals and licenses to launch on-time (FAA, FCC, range, DOT, etc.)
- Work with the entire Aevum team to develop operational plans, procedures and processes for launch operations
- Generate and manage the mission master schedule and regularly communicate status to customer(s)
- Coordinate and chair all customer reviews and ensure that contract deliverables are delivered on time and per the customer expectations; directly from CDRLs
- Run all payload-to-launch vehicle integration meetings; develop and own the Interface Control Document (ICD) for launch mission(s)
- Lead engineering IPTs and space logistics IPTs to ensure that all stakeholders understand mission effort(s) and support the planning of necessary activities and allocation of internal resources in support of launch mission(s)
- Prepare for and chair mission reviews with customers
- Regularly check-in with rocket production to ensure that mission-specific flight hardware is on-schedule; coordinate with space logistics crews to ensure that the reusable first stage UAS is prepared and ready for launch for mission
<20% travel required for this position
- Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, aerospace engineering, or related field
- 5+ years of technical project management experience in a technical organization; 3+ years of space launch management experience
- Prior experience working with space systems, launch vehicles, spacecraft, or hardware/software technical projects
- Demonstrated ability to be trusted with confidential, classified, proprietary, or export-controlled information/data
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong experience working with multi-disciplinary engineering teams and a complex set of requirements
- Superb interpersonal skills
- Master degree in systems engineering or other technical field
- Prior experience performing on government contracts
- Experience working with US military or US government
- Must be willing to travel as necessary (<25%)
- As needed, must be willing to work extended hours and weekends to ensure that customers are properly supported and missions are on-time.
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. Learn more about the ITAR here.
Dental insurance, health insurance, paid time off, vision insurance, stock incentives, bonus potential, great work culture with a chance to be part of a revolutionary team
Weekdays; weekends as necessary
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Employment with Aevum is governed by qualifications, competence, and merit. Employment will not be influenced 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.