Senior Technical Program Manager

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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.

The Role:

The Senior Technical Program Manager will be responsible for the technical program management of our next-generation nanosatellite platform.  This program spans the pre-launch through launch phase of the satellite life cycle and includes but is not limited to all satellite/ground, engineering, and testing resources through the pre-launch through launch phase of the satellite life cycle. This also includes providing guidance, leadership, and support to a team of engineers, scientists, product managers, and upper management. Responsibilities will include all aspects of program and project management from initial planning, through execution and monitoring, to project completion, including a focus on timely delivery, budgets, resource allocation, and scope management.

The successful candidate will work with a variety of stakeholders to ensure deliverables and milestones are met within scope and budget, preparing reports for upper management regarding status of project.  This role will work across several departments to ensure aspects of various projects are compatible with resources to fulfill program requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage comprehensive multi-year project plans to enable appropriate execution and monitoring of progress
  • Ensure that projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Drive the development of project requirements, objectives, and associated project documentation
  • Interface with other engineering disciplines to manage inter-team agreements and deliveries.
  • Maintain a strong technical understanding of the hardware and software aspects of the program.
  • Work with functional managers across the globe to ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Manage changes to project scope, schedule, resources, and costs
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Manage the relationship with product managers, customers, and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management, actively working to disposition and manage project risks
  • Integrate, track, and drive deliverables across a variety of projects and programs
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years combined experience in engineering and project leadership
  • Experience leading satellite programs (preferably LEO Satellite programs)
  • Experience with Agile
  • Experience with JIRA
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, engineering, or applicable field of study or equivalent work experience 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading projects involving cloud-based IaaS and HPCaaS platforms
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign
  • Strong working knowledge of Google products
  • Experience with resource, scope, and plan management
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Flexible and calm in the face of ambiguity
  • Ability to filter and distill relevant information appropriate for audience
  • Self-motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills with the ability to win the confidence of highly skilled engineers and executive staff alike
  • 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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