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Mission Services AxEMU Program Integration Lead / Director

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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 Mission Services AxEMU Program Integration Director 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.


Incumbent will serve as the principal interface between the mission services organization and the program to ensure timely, effective, and efficient coordination and integration of the mission services function and program.


  • Concept of operations for minimal crew and ground interface
  • Hardware operating parameters – nominal, off-nominal, limits, etc.
  • Hazards associated with hardware and operational controls
  • FMEA/CIL’s as they relate to operations and controls
  • Hardware maintenance in flight
  • Limited life items and consumables
  • Human factors and crew interface for operability
  • Human health and performance and medical operations
  • Training hardware and systems
  • Payload interfaces and operations
  • Mission integration
  • Manifesting
  • Cargo integration and stowage
  • Other duties as assigned


To be successful in this role, the individual must effectively carry out each essential duty using the skills and competencies listed below. The following requirements reflect the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to fulfill the essential functions of the job.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in engineering or science
  • 10+ years performing in role related to experiment science and cargo support, preferably for ISS
  • Experience in customer interfacing role
  • Experience across multiple portions of the product lifecycle (concept definition through operations and use) preferred.

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:

  • 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.).
  • Approximately 25% travel per year for job related tasks


  • Ability to understand the impacts of the outer space environment on spacecraft, research and manufacturing systems installed inside and outside of pressurized spacecraft modules
  • Highly organized and detail oriented; able to juggle, prioritize, and keep track of multiple tasks and projects.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently with minimal supervision, and make and communicate the rationale behind key decisions in a constantly evolving fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong project and time management skills with a high level of intuition and judgment.
  • Must have a “can do” attitude – no job is too big or small, problem solver.
  • Ability to take on ownership of projects ad hoc and drive them from beginning to end.
  • Self-motivated and proactive; creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements.
  • Self-assured and energetic self-starter; proactive about learning and motivated to take on additional responsibilities over time.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to integrate quickly into a small team and represent the company with integrity.
  • Professional, confident, driven, and dynamic.
  • Passionate about creating an inclusive workplace where people from different backgrounds can succeed.
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated


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 a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.