Mission Manager
SpaceX - Hawthorne, CA

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Work to advance the course of human history and pave the way to Mars.

SpaceX is a US based advanced technology company founded by residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk. SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up including cutting edge electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engine systems. The Falcon Launch Vehicle and Dragon Spacecraft programs are some of the most ambitious engineering systems in the world, designed to support our ultimate goals of aviation-like spaceflight capability and making humanity a multi-planet species.

"SpaceX is like Special Forces… we do the missions that others think are impossible. We have goals that are absurdly ambitious by any reasonable standard, but we're going to make them happen. We have the potential here at SpaceX to have an incredible effect of the future of humanity and life itself."
– Elon Musk

If you’re undaunted by the impossible, actively seeking out insanely challenging projects under tight schedules, and want to work with a remarkable organization pushing the envelope of human exploration, then you will want to be part of the SpaceX legacy.

We are actively seeking the brightest minds from all industries and technologies to continue building our world class team. Please visit spacex.com for additional information.

The Product and Mission Management Office at SpaceX is charged with leading, at a programmatic level, the successful execution of the terms and conditions agreed to by contract with our customers. The office includes roles in product management, business development and sales support, proposal development, mission management, mission engineering, contract management, scheduling, and regulatory coordination.

Our Rapid growth has created new openings in our Business Development Department for Experienced Mission (Project) Managers (MM) specializing in U.S. Government launch missions. SpaceX Mission Managers are responsible for all activities associated with an assigned launch contract. The MM serves as the primary POC for the customer; not completing all technical tasks but rather ensuring that all tasks are completed in a reliable and timely fashion.


Understanding all aspects of one’s assigned launch service contract and insuring proper execution thereof

Work with Launch Operations group to get all range and range related documentation submitted with payload inputs, and insure that customer launch site processing runs smoothly

Work with Production Group to understand vehicle readiness

Generate all content for launch license applications (FAA and ITAR)—submit FAA, facilitate ITAR submittal

Generate and manage the project’s master schedule and regularly report modifications to customer

Coordinate and chair all customer reviews and ensure that contract deliverables are delivered on time and per the customer’s expectation

Run all payload-to-launch vehicle integration meetings; generate and OWN the Interface Control Document

Help technical staff understand mission effort so that they can plan their tasks appropriately to maintain schedule

Ensure all mission related ITAR processes are adhered to

Assist in the Government Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) certification process, especially when related to assigned mission

Primary interface for SpaceX in government led mission reviews


BS degree in Engineering with minimum 7 years industry experience (Master’s Degree preferred)

Technical project management experience

Excellent written and verbal skills

Experience working with cross-functional team and external customers

Highly detail oriented, diligent, hard working with excellent customer interface skills

Ability to obtain a security clearance (existing security clearance preferred)

SpaceX offers one of the best environments in the world for employees to learn, build real working systems and tackle exciting challenges every day. We operate in a fun, casual work environment and have great benefits including: competitive salary, stock options, medical/dental insurance and free gym memberships. By joining the SpaceX team, you are not just a part of history, you are making it.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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.

Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resource Department at (310) 363-6000.

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