Technical Program Manager

Company Details

Loft Orbital builds “shareable” satellites, providing a fast & simple path to orbit for organizations that require access to space. Powered by our hardware & software products, we operate satellites, fly customer payloads onboard, and handle entire missions from end to end - significantly reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission.

What We Do
Loft Orbital builds “shareable” satellites, providing a fast & simple path to orbit for organizations that require access to space. Powered by our hardware & software products, we operate satellites, fly customer payloads onboard, and handle entire missions from end to end – significantly reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission.
Our standard interface enables us to fly multiple customer payloads on the same satellite, with capabilities such as earth imagery, weather & climate /science data collection, IoT connectivity, in-orbit demonstrations, and national security missions. Our customers trust us to manage their space infrastructure, so they can focus on what matters most to them: operating their mission and collecting their data.
With 2 satellites on-orbit and a wave of exciting missions launching soon, we are scaling up quickly across our offices in San Francisco, CA | Golden, CO | and Toulouse, France.
Wanna join the adventure?
*Research shows that while men apply to jobs where they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized people tend to only apply when they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Loft, we value respectful debate and people who aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions.  We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t ‘check all the boxes.

About This Role:

    • Facilitate team planning and sprint alignment between software teams
    • Be a key stakeholder in providing updates across the company on behalf of software teams
    • Ensure strong strategic alignment between Ground, Integration and Flight software teams
    • Facilitate cross-team collaboration and interdependence, ie meetings, documentation, etc
    • Participate in Satdevops Academy
    • Help codify our processes, making thing explicit rather than implicit
    • Interact with our ground stations vendors as we scale this part of operations
    • Be the European POC for satellite operations coordination

Must Haves:

    • Strong communication skills
    • Interest in facilitating, rather than doing
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Able to transcribe process from implicit to explicit
    • High proficiency in tools like JIRA/ Confluence etc
    • Familiarity with mission control systems and ground stations
    • Experience with agile development philosophy
    • A broad toolkit of management skills to enable delivery of complex systems
    • A bias towards automation

Nice to Haves:

    • Familiarity with constellation operations
    • Comfortable writing basic scripts to automate repetitive tasks

Some of our Awesome Benefits:

      • Comprehensive Healthcare
      • Equity in our company
      • Generous paid time off/holiday
      • Maternity & Paternity leave
      • Relocation assistance
      • Company and team Off-sites
      • Lunch for those in office
For this role we are open to the person being based in any of our 3 locations. Loft is an international company and specific details of our benefits may vary depending on locations. If you are successful in your application we can provide you with the exact details
At Loft, you’ll be given the autonomy and ownership to solve significant challenges, but with a close-knit and supportive team at your back. We believe that diversity and community are the foundation of an open culture. We are committed to hiring the best people regardless of background and make their time at Loft the most fulfilling period of their career.
We value kind, supportive and team-oriented collaborators. It is also crucial for us that you are a problem solver and a great communicator. As our team is international, you will need strong English skills to better collaborate, easily communicate complex ideas and convey important messages.
As an international company your resume will be reviewed by people across our offices so please attach a copy in English.

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