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Satellite Technical Program Manager

Muon Space

Muon Space

IT, Operations
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

About the role

Muon seeks a Satellite 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 be located on-site at least 3 days per week at our headquarters in Mountain View, California.


  • 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 and 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

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.


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.

About Muon Space

Founded in 2021, Muon Space is an end-to-end Space Systems Provider that designs, builds, and operates LEO satellite constellations delivering mission-critical data. Our revolutionary, integrated technology stack enables customers to optimize every dimension of their missions for faster time-to-orbit and superior constellation remote sensing performance. Our state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Silicon Valley is optimized for manufacturing spacecraft and rapid, flexible payload integration at scale. From climate monitoring to national security, Muon Space is dedicated to delivering Earth Intelligence for a safer and more resilient world.

Taking Care of Our Team

At Muon salary is only part of our total compensation package. In addition to salary, we provide 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, unlimited sick time and paid parental leave.

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.