Dawn Aerospace is a space transportation company with a track record of being the best in class. If you do too, please apply to help us build our next rocketship.
Dawn is the fastest-growing green propulsion company in the world with 57 propulsion units on 12 operational satellites in orbit. As we grow, we now need someone to take the reins for our spaceplane and get it to a commercial state too.
Our spaceplanes are a clean sheet design. Rapid reuse means much lower costs than a rocket. Using runways means there is existing infrastructure to deploy and scale globally. Take off and landing like a plane means regulations allow us to fly multiple times per day. These are all feats that facilitate a scalability and sustainability rockets will never achieve.
Our committed and motivated team has already achieved the first steps toward our goal of reaching space twice in one day, and we are now in search of someone who is able to step up to the challenge of leading this global team. This role leads all aspects of space launch including Mk-II, Mk-III, second stage and all ground ops. Though this role could be undertaken from either our Netherlands or Christchurch office, we expect Christchurch to be the better location.
Given the nature of an entrepreneurial venture in a complex and dynamic emerging market, this is the ideal opportunity for someone who has demonstrated that invaluable mix of:
This role will involve:
We expect you are likely to have:
If this describes your qualities, and if you have a passion for aerospace and the opportunities that it offers, we are very interested in having a conversation with you.
In your application please illustrate what you believe are the key aspects of leadership and management.
Please note that in order to comply with applicable laws and regulations, we offer this position subject to the following restrictions: candidates may undergo background checks, including nationality and residency checks, nationals and residents of countries other than in the EU, NATO members, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland, may not be eligible for this position (including the case of dual citizenship or nationality).