Project Manager (Next Generation Small Satellite Constellation)

Company Details

Axelspace has been one of the pioneers of micro-satellite technology and industry since the establishment of the company in 2008, and we envision democratizing space technology to a wider population across the globe for their daily use.

Company Profile

Axelspace is a company founded in 2008, based on the vision of “Space within Your Reach – making space a normal place -“. We aim to realize a society that
In the AxelGlobe project, which started in 2015, we have launched a large number of satellites to provide a new infrastructure for high-frequency monitoring of the earth. successfully launched four mass-produced satellites. In addition, in the new business “AxelLiner”, we provide a series of flow such as satellite development and operation for the early realization of customers’ space and satellite business, and we will utilize Japan’s first small satellite mass production system in 2023. We are planning to launch a demonstrator.
At Axelspace, we gather members who are always ambitious, face the team seriously, aim for growth together, accept diversity and change, and take on challenges positively.
As the spread and promotion of the full-scale use of satellites and satellite images is accelerating, if you can sympathize with our vision and commit to the spread and promotion of satellite development and the use of satellite images, please join this attractive team. please join
All employees are waiting for applications from everyone!

Business Summary

Axelspace plans to launch a new satellite project with multiple satellites from winter 2022. This satellite project presents many technical challenges, and is a very meaningful project as a future social infrastructure.
In this work, you will work as a project manager for a newly launched satellite project (next-generation small satellite constellation) while collaborating with the in-house satellite design team, external joint research institutes, manufacturing partners, etc.

Job content

  • Project management of Axelspace’s next-generation small satellite constellation
  • Project launch, schedule management, budget management, problem recognition and countermeasures
  • team management
  • Promotion of collaboration with partner companies, joint research institutions, external experts, etc. to lead the satellite project to success
  • Active external dissemination of intellectual property strategies and standardization activities with a view to social implementation and commercialization of satellite projects, and activities to improve presence

Application conditions

  • Requirement
    • Experience involved in research and development projects for multifunctional products (automobiles, medical equipment, etc.)
    • Experience in managing development teams, engineering organizations, etc.
    • Those who are highly motivated to learn project management and system engineering work in spacecraft development
    • Ability to work in a dynamic and self-motivated environment with minimal supervision
    • Ability to communicate in Japanese at business level or higher (JLPT N1 or higher)
  • welcome conditions
    •  Knowledge of space engineering, spacecraft/satellites, satellite operations, etc.
    • Management experience in satellite component development projects, satellite development projects, satellite operation projects, etc.
    •  Project management qualification such as PMP
    • Knowledge and experience in optical and RF communications
    • Basic knowledge of networks
    • Knowledge and experience in general IT, software development technology, and cyber security

Working conditions/treatment

  • Labor type: regular employment, full-time
  • Working hours: Discretionary work system
  • Compensation: TBA (determined at the time of hiring after an interview based on experience and ability)
  • Commuting allowance payment (actual expense adjustment)
  • Holidays: 2 days off per week (Saturdays and Sundays), public holidays
  • Vacation: Annual paid vacation 20 days (congratulatory or condolence leave, etc., bonus vacation after 5 years)
  • English conversation learning aid
  • No smoking on site

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