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Senior Manager, Spacecraft Operations

Company: Spire
Location: Boulder
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Spire Global is a space-to-cloud analytics company that owns and operates the largest multi-purpose constellation of satellites. Its proprietary data and algorithms provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world. In addition to its constellation, Spire's data infrastructure includes a global ground station network and 24/7 operations that provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth.

At Spire, we operate one of the largest constellations of low-earth orbit satellites. We are growing our team and looking for someone passionate about operations to help ensure we continue to execute as a leader in the small satellite industry.

Job Description

As the Senior Manager of Spacecraft Operations you will be responsible for maintaining and improving operational reliability of the Spire satellite constellation to meet established SLOs through your leadership of the Satellite Operations team. You will work closely with engineering and software development leaders to identify and improve the operator's ability to proactively mitigate anomaly impact and streamline processes to ensure optimal constellation capacity.

Responsibilities of your role:

* Collaboratively identify, prioritize, and implement operational improvements leading to increasingly autonomous satellite operations
* Understand, represent, and communicate constellation technical status to peers and cross functional leadership
* Understand business objectives and work with product owners to make allocation/trade decisions that maximize value of the satellite constellation
* Operational awareness and proactive coordination of risks that impact SLOs and SLAs
* Lead a 24/7 global operations team
* Coach team members as they grow their capabilities, ensure skill alignment to future operating model
* International and domestic travel required

Basic qualifications/Experience

* 2+ years experience leading an Operations team, including 24/7, zero downtime and/or mission critical systems
* Experience in process automation, anomaly support, and troubleshooting of complex or distributed systems
* Experience with Github and/or software configuration management systems
* Experience working in and grooming issue/ticketing system
* Candidates must be proficient in English
* Export control screening will be required

Preferred qualifications

* Experience career coaching and mentoring
* Experience with agile development, DevOps, and SRE processes and tools
* Experience with an object-oriented language (preferably Python)
* Experience managing globally distributed team
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Experience working in cross-disciplinary teams or program management
* Ability to work independently, yet in a fast-paced and collaborative environment
* Knowledge of satellite bus system operations such as On Board Data Handling (OBDH), Electrical Power Systems (EPS), Attitude Determination and Control Systems (ADCS) or Communications Systems
* Sense of humor

Spire is Global and our success draws upon the diverse viewpoints, skills and experiences of our employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.

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Keywords: Spire, Boulder , Senior Manager, Spacecraft Operations, Executive , Boulder, Colorado

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