Launch Manager

Irvine, California, United States · Commercial Space & Launch expand job description ↓


The Position

Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc., a Terran Orbital company, is seeking a motivated and experienced Launch Manager at our Irvine, CA location. Tyvak is a leading worldwide provider of nanosatellite and microsatellite vehicles, services, and solutions to Commercial and Government customers. As a Launch Manager, the candidate will work within a multidisciplinary team to manage the execution of customer launch contracts and launch hardware production.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

  • Coordinate a multidisciplinary team.
  • Act as primary interface to the customer for launch.
  • Lead all launch program reviews both internally and customer-facing.
  • Coordinate and manage resource allocation.
  • Track launch program budget and schedule using Tyvak’s collaborative software tools.
  • Provide regular launch program status updates to company management.
  • Contribute towards continuous technology and process improvement.
  • Track and process launch export and regulatory needs and ensure readiness for launch.
  • Manage the production of our state-of-the-art launch hardware.
  • Manage launch team during travel to customer spacecraft or launch service provider location.
  • Develop business opportunities in the launch related field.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in a technical field (i.e., Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related degree) or Business with experience leading engineering teams.
  • 5+ years of work experience (not including school) in the aerospace industry, or similar high technology systems.
  • Experience as a responsible Systems Engineer or Program Manager on aerospace projects is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience in the small satellite launch industry strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of satellites and related launch environments as well as launch vehicles themselves.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience and proficiency in task management.
  • Ability to help organize and manage a team of personnel, develop program schedules, and control budgets to meet required deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate across organizational boundaries and levels.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proficient communication skills, and ability to provide and receive constructive criticism.
  • Active or current Top Secret (TS) / SCI US Government security clearance is highly desired. Candidates must be eligible to obtain and maintain TS/SCI US Government security clearance.


  • Competitive health benefits, including 100% Company Paid Medical PPO plan for Employees and Dependents.
  • Generous Paid Company Holiday schedule.
  • Paid Time Off Package.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with eligibility to obtain a Secret Clearance.

Terran Orbital/Tyvak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, veteran status, disability status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.

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