NanoRacks is Hiring – Mission Manager, External Payloads

NanoRacks is looking for a Mission Manager who will be focused on the Company’s growing satellite and hosted payload pipeline and customer base.

As Mission Manager, you’ll oversee the payload from contract signing to in-space operation (deployed into low-Earth orbit or installed on a hosted payload platform outside of the ISS). The primary job scope includes but not limited to the responsibilities of:

  • The direct customer interface for external payload accounts from contract signing to in-space operation (small satellites and hosted payloads).
  • The direct interface with NASA, JAXA, SpaceX, Northrop Grumman, and other ISS Program Partners and Launch Vehicle providers on behalf of the customer for the payload integration.
  • Relaying and verifying compliance of all technical and programmatic requirements levied by the ISS Program, launch vehicle, and other governing bodies.
  • Verifying technical compliance to all NanoRacks hardware interface requirements.
  • Supporting of all internal engineering development as necessary to include hardware development, I&T, and configuration management.
  • Maintaining and authoring Interface Control Documents (ICDs), test reports, and other related engineering verification or technical documents required for each payload.
  • Performing fit-checks, hardware testing, and satellite integration in the field.
  • Assisting with and developing payload integrated project schedules.
  • Supporting business development projects or programs by completing feasibility assessments, drafting statements of work, assisting in contract formulation and milestone development, and any other business or systems related activities.

Basic Qualifications

  • 0-5 years professional work experience.
  • You must be a US citizen.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering (mechanical, electrical, aerospace, chemical), hard science (physics, materials science), computer science/engineering, or mathematics from an accredited university.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Please visit NanoRacks to submit your application,


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