Director of System Integration & Test

El Segundo, California
Manufacturing – Manufacturing /
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


A Director of System Integration and Test is responsible for leading our system and integration team, the team that is responsible for delivering a fully functional and checked out vehicle and ground system to the launch site. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in system integration, test planning and execution, and team leadership. They will be responsible for developing and implementing integration and test strategies to ensure the quality of our products on-time. Setting the best practices for factory checkouts and preparing for launch.


    • Develop and implement system integration and test strategies to ensure the successful integration and testing of our hardware, including launch vehicle and ground support equipment
    • Lead and manage the system integration and test team, providing guidance and support to build a technically and programmatically strong team
    • Collaborate closely with design engineering and launch groups to ensure testing covers full system requirements and that the products are ready for launch
    • Establish best practices for system integration and test, defining test plans and troubleshooting standards
    • Monitor and report on key performance indicators related to system integration and test, implementing corrective actions as issues arise and proactively identifying opportunities for improvement
    • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and standards
    • Influence designs from conception for manufacturability, reliability, and functionality 


    • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field
    • Experience in system integration, test planning and execution
    • 5+ years of experience building, leading, and developing teams
    • 8+ years of experience on complex system integration and tests


    • Master’s degree in engineering or related field
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment


    • Lead Projects: Lead & execute meaningful projects that drive the business forward
    • Team Player: Collaborates and communicates effectively with stakeholders in a constantly evolving, rapid growth environment with tight deadlines
    • Motivated: Self-motivated, solutions-orientated, with a bias for action
    • Data-driven: You love analyzing data and using it to achieve business impact


    • 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
$190,000 - $250,000 a year

The salary range for this role is $190,000 - $250,000. 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. This job is also eligible for bonus pay.

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, U.S. permanent residents, individuals granted U.S. asylum status, or individuals admitted in U.S. refugee status) 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.