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Project Manager - Launch System Development

Company: Firefly Aerospace
Location: Cedar Park
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Come be a part of the 21st Century Space Race. At Firefly, we are focused on the leading edge of space systems progression. Our company is committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch vehicles and spacecraft. To get there, we are looking for incredibly passionate, bright, and determined people to join our team.


Firefly is seeking a Project Manager for modular and deployable launch system development. This position will require a strong set of both program management, and cross-disciplinary technical engineering skills. It will also require the ability to represent Firefly with outside partners, and work closely with Firefly engineering teams to achieve program objectives.


* Manage the overall project plan, schedule, technical development, fabrication, and test of Fireflys modular and deployable launch systems * Work closely with government and commercial partners to meet mission objectives * Guide the Firefly team through system level design trades to determine the overall architecture and sub-system requirements * Travel to deployment sites to assess key interfaces and unique constraints * Develop interface requirements for deployment sites, or other key interfaces * Make suggestions to the vehicle team for potential modifications that could facilitate mobile launch without impact on vehicle performance * Work closely with Firefly technical and design teams to develop and optimize the deployable launch concept



* Experience in launch operations and development, or similar fields requiring multi-disciplinary mobile deployment of structural, fluids and control systems * Experience in Program Management, and key tools such as Sprints, Scrums, Gantt Charts and other planning and coordination tools * Able to maintain professional decorum, and ability to work with others under tight deadlines * Engineering degree, and a minimum of 5 years working as an engineer * Knowledge in the core fundamentals of structural, fluids, electrical and computer/control systems to be able to guide system development


* Experience with Atlassian based tools such as Jira and Confluence * Experience working closely with government agencies for regulatory measures

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.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on 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, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Firefly Aerospace, Cedar Park , Project Manager - Launch System Development, Other , Cedar Park, Texas

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