Design Software Administrator

Los Angeles, California /
Engineering – Application Software /
/ Remote
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, we’re building a launch system we are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches. We’re an ambitious team with big goals and, together, we’re determined to prove that reaching space can be simple, efficient, and routine.  

When launch day arrives, we want you by our side

ABL’s Design Software Administrator directly supports ABL's Engineering, Manufacturing, Avionics, and Ground Control communities in their efforts to design, configure, and release everything from small components to our RS1 (launch vehicle) and GS0 (deployable ground system) designs. In this role, the administrator will bring the ABL's current design software implementations to the next level.


    • Work with PLM Solution Architect to develop Teamcenter Product Lifecyle Management system and integrate NX, Altium, AutoCAD Electrical, Zuken, Materialize Magics, SLM, EOSPrint, and MasterCAM.
    • Responsible for providing a stable, reliable set of MCAD, ECAD, Wire Harness CAD, Ground Control Electrical and Manufacturing software tools.
    • Administration of Teamcenter including installation, configuration, patching, license management, web tier/pool manager, FMS, dispatcher services, rich client, and Active Workspace.
    • Administration of NX, Altium, Zuken, AutoCAD Electrical, Mastercam, Ansys, and Femap including installation, configuration, patching and license management,
    • Create batch scripts to install Teamcenter client, configuration changes, and other general maintenance.
    • Actively monitor and continuously improve the production environment to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and scalability
    • Deploy new features, release workflows, and BMIDE updates to a production environment with minimal downtime
    • Maintain non-production Teamcenter environments (development and test)
    • Support users’ daily needs and serve as ABL's expert to troubleshoot and resolve critical and/or systemic production issues
    • Clearly understand and articulate the needs of the ABL user community and address common problems and pain points while driving towards ABL's long-term goals
    • Integrate Teamcenter with in-house enterprise systems to improve company production workflows
    • Create and maintain system and user documentation with engineering subject matter experts.


    • 3+ years of professional experience working in the Teamcenter with a strong admin and user support skillset


    • Direct experience managing production instances of design software servers
    • Experience orchestrating major software upgrades
    • Experience working in a service oriented organization
    • Experience with Active Workspace, Solr Engine, and IIS
    • Experience with Deployment Center implementation.
    • Experience with NX, Altium, AutoCAD Electrical, Zuken, and Mastercam
    • Working knowledge of Oracle or comparable Relational Database Management Systems
    • Proficient in SQL


    • Critical thinking: ABL engineers understand the "why" behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes.  
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity: ABL engineers must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective. 
    • End-to-end ownership: projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight; there is no one to pick up the slack of partially complete work. 
The salary range for this role is $90,000 - $130,000. This is the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.
We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401(k) to eligible employees.

ITAR Requirement
This position requires access to information protected under US export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations.  As such, US person status (including US citizens, permanent residents, asylees, and refugees) is a required qualification for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work and access export-controlled data) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.