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Muon Space

Muon Space

IT, Operations
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2023

About the role

Muon seeks a Technical Program Manager to join our team and help run cutting-edge internal R&D and customer programs. The ideal candidate is able to develop, maintain, and communicate our highly dynamic development schedules. Our timelines are extremely aggressive, which would require the candidate to be comfortable working on complex multidisciplinary projects in a fast-paced environment. This role will require being local to the Bay Area.


  • Work with the product and mission teams to understand top-down goals and translate that into an executable plan with detailed timelines, deliverables and milestones for both internal and customer facing programs.
  • Ensure every stakeholder understands what they need to deliver at all times.
  • Ensure program risks are identified and proactively mitigate/retire risks with relevant engineering teams.
  • Effective prioritization and delegation to enable tactical and strategic decision-making cross-functionally across engineering, mission, finance and strategy to reach the right conclusions
  • Develop standard reports to provide concise and effective communications to key stakeholders on program status, issues/risks, and accomplishments.
  • Work cross-functionally with teams to balance resource and budget constraints across multiple programs
  • Learn Muon’s engineering, production, and launch site operations with sufficient depth such that you are able to critically evaluate them and offer process improvements.


  • B.S. in an engineering discipline, M.S. preferred
  • 4-5 years relevant experience in engineering or technical program management
  • Track record of successfully delivering complete systems (hardware, firmware, software, algorithms) on time, to scope, with high quality.
  • Experience in development and/or program management of complex multidisciplinary systems.
  • Expertise in modern, cloud-based productivity tools
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills, with ability to work successfully across all engineering disciplines.
  • Experience in vendor and contract management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excited to work in a fast-paced environment with new challenges each week

Nice-to-have Skills

  • System engineering and experience with inter-discipline technical trade study
  • Experience working with scripting languages (e.g. Python, Julia) and database queries (e..g SQL, BigQuery) for data integration and dashboarding.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, startup environment
  • Experience managing and growing teams

About Muon Space

Muon Space is working at the forefront of satellites, advanced sensors, business intelligence, and climate science to allow humanity to close the loop on climate change. From satellite missions to modeling to data analytics and actionable insights, we believe measuring, understanding and predicting Earth’s complex, coupled systems is both a great business opportunity and key to leaving future generations a livable, productive and healthy planet. This role will require being local to the Bay Area.

Equal Opportunity

At Muon, our mission embraces the entire planet and we believe our team should too. Muon is dedicated to creating a diverse and dynamic company and workforce. We believe in equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or gender identity. If you need a reasonable accommodation as part of your application for employment or interviews with us, please let us know.

At Muon Space salary is only part of our total compensation package. In addition to salary, Muon Space provides equity compensation as well as benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, life insurance, and an employee development program. We also offer three weeks paid vacation for new employees, along with 12 paid holidays and unlimited sick time, along with paid parental leave to name a few of our benefits.

The salary range for this role is $95K to $190k and will depend on a candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience as defined during the interview process.

ITAR/EAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. protected person as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.