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Technical Program Manager

Loft Orbital

Loft Orbital

IT, Operations
Toulouse, France
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Loft Orbital’s mission is to to simplify access to space, streamlining the process to develop and deploy mission tasking to our space infrastructure.
Join our team as the Toulouse Technical Program Manager for our Ground Product teams. In this role, you'll contribute directly by assisting our product development teams in their planning, focusing on delivering high-quality solutions on time. Help "pave the road" by developing lightweight and intuitive processes that can further drive team efficiencies. You will also work closely with Technical Program Managers across Loft to help guide how teams work effectively and efficiently together.
Your ideas will help shape how we grow and operate, and this is your chance to make a real impact with a team that's redefining space operations. If you're excited about driving change and contributing to groundbreaking projects, we want you on our team!
*Research shows that while men apply to jobs where they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized people tend to only apply when they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Loft, we value respectful debate and people who aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t ‘check all the boxes.

About the Role:

  • Represent Ground Products in program and mission development, attending key meetings and activities. Monitor progress and communicate changes in priorities, schedules, risks, and dependencies.
  • Establish baseline kick-off and implementation processes for Ground Products in programs and missions. Develop processes and tools to evaluate custom work or off-baseline requirements.
  • Synthesize program and mission requirements for product roadmaps, track progress, and collaborate with the team to manage risks and blockers.
  • Support team leads in creating standards, best practices, and streamlined processes for feature development and delivery.
  • Contribute to product roadmaps and engage in long-term planning.

Must-Haves

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, Lean) and SDLC standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with proficiency in data visualization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; capable of influencing others without formal authority.
  • Experience in tech startups, new space startups, or organizations developing integrated hardware and software solutions.
  • Willingness to travel to the US for work once or twice a year.

Nice-to-Haves

  • Proficient with Jira Global Configuration or familiar with the Atlassian product suite (Jira, Confluence, Jira Service Management).
  • Background in system engineering, particularly in satellite operations, software engineering, or spacecraft subsystems.
  • Proficient in Python.
  • Experience in Product Management.
  • Previous experience working with an international team across time zones.
Who We Are
Loft Orbital builds “shareable” satellites, providing a fast & simple path to orbit for organizations that require access to space. Powered by our hardware & software products, we operate satellites, fly customer payloads onboard, and handle entire missions from end to end - significantly reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission.
Our standard interface enables us to fly multiple customer payloads on the same satellite, with capabilities such as earth imagery, weather & climate /science data collection, IoT connectivity, in-orbit demonstrations, and national security missions. Our customers trust us to manage their space infrastructure, so they can focus on what matters most to them: operating their mission and collecting their data.
At Loft, you’ll be given the autonomy and ownership to solve significant challenges, but with a close-knit and supportive team at your back. We believe that diversity and community are the foundation of an open culture. We are committed to hiring the best people regardless of background and make their time at Loft the most fulfilling period of their career.
We value kind, supportive and team-oriented collaborators. It is also crucial for us that you are a problem solver and a great communicator. As our team is international, you will need strong English skills to better collaborate, easily communicate complex ideas and convey important messages.
With 3 satellites on-orbit and a wave of exciting missions launching soon, we are scaling up quickly across our offices in San Francisco, CA | Golden, CO | and Toulouse, France.
As an international company your resume will be reviewed by people across our offices so please attach a copy in English.