Mission Manager in Washington, DC at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 7/26/2021

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Job Description

JobID: 384253


Our client is looking for a Mission Manager who will be focused on the Company’s growing launch service offerings, ranging from small satellites to pressurized and un-pressurized microgravity payloads. The Mission Manager will oversee the launch campaign of customer payloads from contract signing to in-space operation. The ideal candidate will exhibit critical thinking with an ability to handle responsibility in a dynamic and ever-changing landscape.


• Serve as primary interface to customer payload teams from contract signing to in-space operation.

• Serve as primary interface to launch vehicles and next-level integrators on behalf of the customer throughout the payload integration process.

• Consolidate and communicate customer payload data and requirements to various internal functions including project management, engineering, operations, safety, and quality assurance.

• Maintain and author customer facing documentation and templates necessary for efficient data collection and requirement verification.

• Support customer payload fit-checks, hardware testing, and integration activities in the field.

• Develop and manage launch campaign and payload-specific schedules and budgets.

• Manage and maintain customer contracts once signed through execution.

• Review customer provided payload data and verify compliance of all technical and programmatic requirements levied by Our client, the launch vehicle provider, ISS Program, or other governing bodies. • Support internal engineering team as necessary to facilitate launch of customer payloads, including defining requirements for R&D projects, developing budgets, providing schedule milestones, etc.

• Support business development & sales teams, including brokering of technical reviews, completing feasibility assessments, contributing to proposal efforts, drafting statements of work, assisting in contract formulation and milestone development, etc.


Basic Qualifications:

• 2-3 years professional work experience in the aerospace industry.

• US Citizen. • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering (i.e., mechanical, electrical, aerospace, chemical), hard sciences (i.e., physics, materials science), computer science/engineering, or mathematics from an accredited university.

• Strong oral and written communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.

• Ability to travel up to 30% (launch sites, customer facilities, NASA/Government centers (both foreign & domestic)

• Must work a flexible schedule (to include weekends and/or holidays)

Preferred Qualifications:

• Direct experience working with CubeSats, Small Satellites, or any other platforms or payloads designed for operation in space (design, build, test, analysis, launch, operation, etc.).

• Experience working with government and commercial aerospace customers.

• Familiarity with the aerospace industry, including launch vehicles and/or payload development.

• Ability to understand and/or conduct technical analysis products (structural, thermal, orbital mechanics).

• Understanding of United States export control laws and regulations.

• Understanding of United States spectrum coordination laws and regulations.

• Experience in IT networking and software development (particularly working with Linux-based systems and protocols).


It is our policy to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran stats, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, our policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, lay-off, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.


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