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Space Station Module Integration Manager

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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 Space Station Module Integration 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.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor and report overall integration schedule, budget, and risks for highly complex design, development and cross-discipline spacecraft project
  • Collaborating with cross-discipline leaders, stakeholders and customers to understand and anticipate needs
  • Lead program support efforts for contract design milestone strategy and implementation and ensure successful milestone completion
  • Liaison between program management and SE&I/Engineering for project design status, integration, strategy and strategic implementation
  • Monitor, evaluate and report metrics to stakeholders (schedule, cost, procurement, project health, risks, etc) and offer solutions on possible improvements
  • Monitor, track and push for resolution on major issues and challenges
  • Create, maintain and prioritize the product/system back-log with direction and input from program management and Chief Engineer
  • Work with Stakeholders to develop and maintain a product schedule in an Agile hardware and software development environment
  • Ensure highest value items are worked on first
  • Leading efforts on complex issues to help resolve challenges; Solving problems and making decisions with trade-off analysis to keep deliverables on track
  • Balancing multiple diverse projects
  • Communication horizontally and vertically for progress, status and risk
  • Perform 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

  • BS degree in Engineering or a related technical field preferred, will consider relevant years of related experience
  • Must have at least 5 years of professional experience as a project manager or product owner
  • Direct experience leading full life-cycle projects from concept to final product
  • Spacecraft / Aerospace experience highly preferred

Essential Functions

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

Requirements

  • 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

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).

Skills

  • Must be well versed in agile principles, methodology and supporting framework
  • Strong prioritization skills for managing product backlog to a milestone drive schedule
  • Exposure to Project Management principles, or a project management related coursework or certification is a plus.
  • The candidate must be able to develop presentations on demand and produce quality results.
  • Candidate must be motivated and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Candidate must be flexible in an environment of constantly changing requirements and work well within a team environment.

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.