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Program Manager

Apex

Apex

Operations
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024
Spacecraft represent the most pressing unmet need across the entire aerospace industry. As more launch vehicles come online and the cost to orbit decreases, more companies launching payloads to space continue to emerge.
For the first time in history, this influx of payload companies combined with reduced launch costs has resulted in a massive increase in need for commercial spacecraft platforms, known as satellite buses. These buses hold the payloads of our customers and are flown on launch vehicles.
Apex manufactures these satellite buses as scale using a combination of software, vertical integration, and hardware that is designed for manufacturing. Our spacecraft enable the future of society: ranging from earth observation to communications and more.
We’d love for you to join us on our mission of providing humankind access to the galaxy beyond our planet.
Apex is seeking a dynamic, organized, and driven Program Manager to join our expanding team. As a company at the forefront of space exploration and satellite technology, Apex is looking for an individual capable of managing complex projects and serving as the primary liaison between our customers and the various teams within our organization. The Program Manager is responsible for guiding customers through the satellite bus development process, serving as the primary point of contact.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for Apex's customers, providing frequent, clear, and comprehensive updates regarding their satellite bus's development process.
  • Coordinate deliverables across multiple internal teams, including design, engineering, and manufacturing, to ensure alignment with client requirements.
  • Implement and manage project schedules to ensure timely completion of tasks and milestones, in compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate potential risks and roadblocks in the project, taking immediate action where required.
  • Facilitate communication between customers and Apex's technical teams, translating technical jargon into clear and comprehensible language for customers.
  • Consistently strive for customer satisfaction, addressing and resolving any issues or concerns that arise during the project.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of project management processes and tools.

Requirements:

  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or a related field. Advanced degrees are a plus.
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in technical project management, preferably in the space, aerospace, or defense industry.
  • Demonstrable experience in managing complex technical projects with tight timelines.
  • Strong understanding of satellite technology, systems, and the space industry's current trends.
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to translate technical information into understandable terms.
  • Proven experience in stakeholder management and customer service.
  • Proficient in project management software.
  • PMP, CAPM, or equivalent project management certification is preferred.
Benefits
Apex believes in creating a work environment that you look forward to embracing every day. Our employees love working at Apex, and we want you to love it too. We offer the following benefits:
- Shared upside: receive equity in Apex, letting you benefit from the work you create.
- Best-in-class healthcare, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. The primary's premium is 99%+ covered.
- Enjoy our comprehensive PTO package, fostering employee well-being.
- Competitive 401(k) plan and matching.
- Paternity/maternity leave.
- Daily lunch, unlimited snacks, and regular office BBQs!
- Your dream desk setup, tools, and whatever else you need to be your most productive self.
- A world class office located in Culver City, filled with amazing coworkers and social gatherings for you and your family.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Apex Technology, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Candidates and employees are always evaluated based on merit, qualifications, and performance. We will never discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.