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Muon Space

Muon Space

IT, Operations
Mountain View, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024

About the role

Muon Space is seeking a Software Technical Program Manager to join our team. As a technical program manager (TPM), you will work cross-functionally with engineering leaders across software, hardware, science, and product to drive our programs forward by facilitating effective execution at each stage of development from inception to (literal!) launch and on-orbit operations. You will collaborate with teams of engineers and scientists to develop project schedules and milestones, identify and fill gaps, flag risks, estimate budgets and resources, and clearly communicate ongoing progress. As a TPM, you will serve as the “glue” holding complex, interdisciplinary Earth-observation programs together in service of our goal.

This role is onsite at least 3 days a week at our Mountain View, CA office!


  • You will work with technical leadership to develop roadmaps, plan software development efforts and ultimately usher projects through the entire development life cycle
  • You will manage project scope and schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating them to project stakeholders
  • You will ensure every team understands what they need to deliver at all times
  • Facilitate and deliver releases for features and infrastructure contributing to multiple ongoing spacecraft programs
  • You will leverage your experience to identify, test, and deploy software management initiatives to improve efficiency
  • You will analyze, evaluate and provide information needed for the development of software products to all relative stakeholders
  • You will collaborate with cross-functional leaders in order to define and track resource requirements (e.g. headcount)
  • You will aggregate and report on problems with deployed software both in the lab and on orbit
  • You will establish standard reports to provide concise and effective communications to key stakeholders on program status, issues/risks, and accomplishments


  • BS or MS degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent job experience
  • 5+ years of experience as an individual contributor software engineer
  • 3+ years of experience managing software development projects
  • Deep familiarity with software, hardware, and/or FPGA development processes
  • Strong track record of managing complex cross-functional projects
  • Strong references that highlight your ability to build strong working relationships with senior leaders and engineers across diverse functions and departments
  • An ability to keep the big picture in focus and to provide clear, well-structured, and concise communications tailored to each appropriate audience
  • Excited to work in a fast-paced environment with new challenges each week

Nice-to-have Skills

  • Experience with high-reliability embedded software development (aerospace, autonomous vehicle, medical device, etc.)
  • Experience with embedded and FPGA development

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.

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. We value diversity in the workplace, and that starts with our applicants. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't check all the boxes, and we look forward to reviewing your application! In addition, 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- $225K and will depend on a candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience as defined during the interview process.

ITAR/EAR Requirements

This position requires access to export controlled information. To conform to U.S. Government export regulations applicable to that information, applicant must either be (A) a U.S. person, defined as a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (green card holder), (iii) refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, (B) eligible to access the export controlled information without a required export authorization, or (C) eligible and reasonably likely to obtain the required export authorization from the applicable U.S. government agency. The Company may, for legitimate business reasons, decline to pursue any export licensing process.