Program Manager

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Company: Space Micro
Location: San Diego, CA, US

Salary Range:$140,000.00 To 200,000.00 Annually


About Space Micro:

Space Micro is a fast-paced satellite product company that is looking for candidates who thrive in an exciting and dynamic environment.

Potential employees should have a mix of technical expertise and experience, and also be strongly motivated to achieve technical success on complex engineering projects. Equally as important at Space Micro is that we are looking for self-starting and self-directed candidates who can take a project or assignment and truly “own” it; they can direct themselves day-to-day and keep moving towards to a solution and/or product. The ability to multitask helps significantly since most employees will have a primary project assignment, but also be asked to consult on and review the work done on other projects at the company.

Space Micro has found that potential employees who are used to the large, multi-layered, slow, tech companies (that generate as much paper as they do products) will not truly be suitable for a career at Space Micro. If you like the idea of working on interesting projects and seeing your work from the early “conceptual” stage through to product delivery, then Space Micro will be an interesting place for you to move forward with your career.

About the Position:

Space Micro is seeking an energetic and detail-focused Project Manager support for rad hard space electronics in San Diego, CA. The Program Manager will lead in satellite and missile electronics contracts and programs by providing overall program management for all activities and tasks performed for our space products, including customer communications, change management, reviews, and reporting in addition to routine program/project management and contract support functions related to managing all the technical, manufacturing and quality assurance tasks provided by Space Micro in the successful delivery of space qualified hardware. In addition, the Program Manager will provide leadership to assist customers in determining the appropriate technical approach or solution that will best suit their needs, for follow on contracts.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of related project/program management experience with an emphasis on electronics
  • BS Electrical Engineering or equivalent required
  • At least five (5) years managing the operations and staff of diverse skilled technical and manufacturing teams
  • Excellent technical and business acumen
  • Demonstrated knowledge of telecommunications standards and concepts
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Project, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Work background demonstrating attention to detail and ability to successfully perform job under pressure and tight deadlines is a necessity
  • Proven excellent team building and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with executive leadership
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Desired Skills:

  • PMP certification desired
  • Secret clearance desired
  • Satellite electronics/rad hard background desired
  • Experience in a smaller business company is desired
  • Process oriented/Six Sigma practices desired


Salary: $140,000 – $200,000/year


ITAR Requirement:

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


EEO Statement:

Space Micro is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.