CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER

 

Core Responsibilities

  • 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.

 

Core Skills

  • 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

  • Knowledge of

  • 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

 

Requirements

  • 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. 

 

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Scout Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Scout Aerospace is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

 

Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to

careers@scout-aero.com
Subject: Chief Science Officer