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Risk Manager

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Risk Manager who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.


  • Provide management oversight of the Axiom Space Risk Management program
  • Identify risks associated with human space flight programs and their impacts to meeting mission objectives
  • Develop plans/strategies and controls/mitigations for identified risks
  • Perform Risk Management program data analytics and trend analysis
  • Analyze risk trends and choose the most effective strategies for communicating those trends to various stakeholders and business leaders
  • Use of risk trending data to highlight problem areas
  • Provide recommendations for effective implementation and maintenance of the Risk Management Plan and associated Risk Management training program
  • Conduct Risk Management Reviews/ Working Groups to facilitate risk management awareness communication among stakeholders and risk owners
  • Monitor and track overall program risk activities to include capturing details, managing strategies, implementing risk program requirements, and ensuring closure of action items utilizing risk management tools and methods
  • Participate in and provide subject matter expertise support to various engineering, safety, and risk management working groups, panels, etc. that specialize in the evaluation, management, and mitigation of risks
  • Develop and implement a training program for risk management methods and techniques for both team members and managers that are consistent across Axiom programs
  • Develop and present Risk Management Program Status information via reports and presentations that illustrate program risks, mitigations, and schedules to communicate changes and risk reduction in program risk posture
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • 15+ years conducting risk analysis functions, a minimum of 8 years technical experience interfacing with NASA, aerospace, or equivalent business operations
  • S. in Engineering, Math, or Science required (graduate degree preferred)
  • Experience navigating and working within the NASA safety/risk processes is preferred
  • Technical experience in risk management for human spaceflight. Consideration will be made for relevant experience in other industries
  • Proficient in conducting quantitative and qualitative trends analysis
  • Adept in analyzing and evaluating systems to identify risks and proposing actions to mitigate exposure
  • Skillful in planning and performing risk analyses, and reporting results
  • Experience working with and tracking actions, tasks, mitigations, and program status in the JIRA Project Management System Software tool
  • Detailed understanding and experience in conducting and interpreting Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) activities

Essential Functions

  • Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.


  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Physical Requirements

  • May involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time).
  • May require lifting and carrying objects up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Will involve operating standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.)


  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.