Spire Global, Inc. is a small but swiftly growing technology company that is changing the world with space data and analytics. Founded in 2012, Spire designs and operates one of the largest satellite constellations in the world (we just celebrated the launch of our 100 th satellite), which it uses to gather maritime, aviation, and weather data. The company owns the entire stack from custom hardware to customer APIs.
Operating in four countries across three continents, Spire is a truly international company. We are looking for highly motivated team players who will help us continue to grow on the ground, and in space. We are seeking a skilled and motivated Regulatory Counsel to join our in-house legal team. Your key responsibilities are:
To design and execute the licensing strategy for the launch and operation of Spire's satellites and its earth stations in light of the changing competitive and regulatory landscape.
To serve as Spire's representative and advocate before lawmakers and regulators.
Responsibilities of your role:
Partner with Space and Launch teams to identify and pursue medium and long-term regulatory strategies to optimize space and ground-based resources
Design and implement legislative affairs strategy to drive business growth
Evaluate and provide guidance on laws and regulations in the U.S. and E.U.; formulate Spire's strategy with respect to new legislation
Obtain FCC licenses including earth and satellite station licenses, amendments, and modifications
Obtain NOAA commercial remote sensing licenses
File licenses in other jurisdictions where required
Provide all required updates, audits, reports, notices, and other correspondence to regulatory agencies
Review documents related to radio frequency spectrum and ITU rules
Coordinate Spire’s radio frequency spectrum use with other commercial and government (particularly U.S. federal) users
Participate in ITU working party and regional working group processes to positively influence ITU Radio Regulations and monitor changes that may affect Spire
Review and manage all of Spire’s ITU filings and respond to all administrations’ coordination requests regarding those filings
Set and continually update Spire’s strategy in terms of how, where, and when it seeks required licenses
Represent Spire before industry regulatory and trade associations
Effectively manage outside counsel
Support other legal functions as necessary
Graduate of top tier law school
Active member of a Bar
Experience in FCC/NOAA work
Understanding of ITU rules/regulations, radio frequency spectrum, and orbital debris
Experience in foreign regulatory work is a plus
This position is based in Washington, DC.
Some international travel required
Sense of humor
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.