CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER
Establishes a vision for technologies used in orbital servicing, assembly, and manufacturing.
Provides expert advice to executive corporate leadership on matters of space systems technology, research strategy, product design, and IP management.
Proposes research and development strategies based on the evaluation of established and nascent spacecraft technologies from internal and external sources.
Creates metrics and milestones for the development of technology critical to the success of the Company.
Manages the fulfillment of the Company’s short-term and long-term scientific and technical goals. Re-examines and corrects research approaches as needed.
Evaluates technologies available through transfers and acquisitions and integrates them into the Company’s R&D framework.
Prepares and publishes scientific literature such as white papers and technical reports on R&D relevant topics for internal and external release.
Writes and reviews the technical aspects for grants and contracts with external agencies on behalf of the Company.
Supports the Chief Business Officer through the design of quality space technology products.
Supports the Chief Compliance Officer through the identification and management of intellectual property.
Supervises internal and coordinates external laboratories to conduct scientific and technical investigations in keeping with corporate R&D strategies.
Provides on-going peer-review and scientific education services both internal and external to the Company.
Serve as the primary scientific representative at external events and conferences.
Reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and corporate managers.
Establishes and maintains a library of technical and scientific resources.
Serve the company as a Principle Investigator for grants and contracts.
Performs other scientific and administrative duties as required.
Excellent written and verbal public communication skills
Established contributor to publications and literature in the aerospace industry
Experience with research management principles and techniques
Experience managing a research laboratory or workshop
Deep knowledge of spacecraft systems and architecture, space environments and robotics
Expert knowledge of satellite subsystems and software
Expert Knowledge of Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO)
Broad knowledge of space economies and technological ecosystems
Competent program management skills
Proficiency in the use of rapid prototyping and aerospace manufacturing techniques
Proficiency in project management such as PRINCE2, CAPM, PMP, etc
Proficiency in computer programming and CAD softwares, CREO, Solidworks, MATLAB, PYTHON, C++, STK Astrogator
Strong ability to make independent and executive decisions
Effective leader and cooperative team player
Masters degree in Physics, Mechanical/Electrical/Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or similar fields and a combined 10+ years experience in laboratory management, space operations, spacecraft design, space system and architecture, robotics, machine learning, computer science, orbital physics, materials science, experimental manufacturing, and other similar subjects or;
PhD in Physics, Mechanical/Electrical/Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or similar fields and a combined 6+ years experience in laboratory management, space operations, spacecraft design, space system and architecture, robotics, machine learning, computer science, orbital physics, materials science, experimental manufacturing, and other similar subjects.
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR 120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret with SCI Eligibility U.S. Security Clearance.