IT Project Manager

Los Angeles, California /
Corporate – Information Technology /
Full-time
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

IT Project Manager
As an IT Project Manager, you will be responsible for managing all current and future projects that the IT team has on their plate. You will drive and coordinate all the resources needed for each project. This is a role that contributes to launching rockets.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Manages assigned IT projects to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope of project.
    • Develops, maintains, and revises proposals for assigned projects including project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, timelines, funding, and staffing.
    • Sets and tracks project milestones; manages and accounts for unforeseen delays, then realigns schedules and expectations as needed.
    • Establishes and implements project communication plans, providing status updates to affected staff and stakeholders.
    • Collects, analyzes, and summarizes information and trends as needed to prepare project status reports.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Organized with attention to detail.
    • Excellent analytical, logical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Thorough understanding of project management principles and planning.
    • Thorough understanding of information technology procedures and practices.
    • Proficient with, or able to quickly become proficient with, a range of general and specialized applications, software, and hardware used in the organization and the industry.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
    • Ability to motivate groups of people to complete a project in a timely manner.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer or Information Science-related field.
    • At least three years of related experience required.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

    • 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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENTS:

    • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
    • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
    • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment
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.