🌠 Technical Project Manager, Direct Access Services

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 Capella is at the forefront of making vital information about our world accessible in a timely manner. We’re leveraging proven technologies and building new capabilities to create a constellation of SAR satellites that can collect information about any spot on the planet within an hour. 

 At Capella you’ll work in a collaborative team environment, alongside smart people with a history of space mission success. No prior space experience is needed—we’re looking for people excited about tackling seemingly impossible challenges, learning new skills and concepts, and helping each other achieve success. 

 Our mission and our products are meant to understand the whole world and help everyone in it, regardless of race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger. 

 We value diversity at Capella and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position, but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply! 


Capella is seeking a Technical Project Manager to join our Direct Access Services team. Capella's Direct Access Services will support a diverse set of customers around the globe with a variety of missions including satellite downlink, SAR Image Processing, and Analytics Processing. 

As Technical Project Manager you will work cross-functionally with the Direct Access Services team, Space Operations, DevOps, Product Management, Legal, IT/security, Sales, and the Customer Success Team to execute customer delivery projects. 

You will be in charge of managing all aspects of customer delivery projects including proposals, regulatory filings, customer meetings, managing schedule and milestones, managing vendors, technical writing for customer deliverables, travelling to customer sites, coordinating onsite activities including customer acceptance testing, and acting as a customer point of contact during nominal operations. This position is available in San Francisco, CA or Boulder, CO.  

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Project/Program Management experience 

  • Hands-on engineering experience and/or experience leading technical projects 

  • Ability to understand complex technical issues and complex dependencies 

  • Ability to communicate to complex technical concepts to internal stakeholders and customers 

  • Working knowledge of the full project management life cycle 

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills 

  • Ability to predict challenges and seek to proactively head-off obstacles 

Ideal Qualifications: 

  • Previous satellite ground station experience 
  • Agile development and/or SCRUM experience 
  • Software and hardware integration experience 
  • NOAA Remote Sensing License and TAA experience 
  • Previous experience working with international and domestic defense and intelligence customers 
  • Previous security clearance or ability to obtain a security clearance. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • This position requires special access to conduct the work and requires the selected candidate to be a US Citizen or Green Card holder. 
  • This position will require international travel. Occasional extended periods abroad required. 


In addition to an opportunity to take part in an innovative and fast-growing business with a highly motivated and skilled team, we also take pride in taking care of our employees. Here are just a few ways that we show our appreciation: 

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance  
  • Short and Long Term Disability and Life Insurance 
  • 401(k) plan 
  • Flexible vacation policy  
  • Gourmet-style, daily lunch 
  • Weekly Capella community events 
  • Equity 
  • Commuter benefits including Transit Flex Spending and baywheels membership 
  • Dog-friendly work environment (SF)
Capella Space

Capella Space

United States, San Francisco, CA or Boulder, CO

Posted a month ago