Sales Engineer

San Francisco /
Operations - Business – Sales and Business Development /
Full time
/ On-site
Wanna join the adventure?

We are hiring a Sales Engineer to work on front lines of Loft’s business development efforts. In this role, you will be involved in the entire sales process as a key technical resource, from initial conversation with the customer to contract signature. This role is the perfect way to gain exposure to every conceivable payload type, mission application, and customer in the space industry!

*Research shows that while men apply to jobs where they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized people tend to only apply when they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Loft, we value respectful debate and people who aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions.  We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t ‘check all the boxes.

About This Role:

    • Regularly interact with potential customers in both business and technical conversations. You will be expected to deeply understand Loft Orbital’s technology and value proposition and be able to convey this to prospective customers
    • Support the development of technical solutions tailored to address unique mission needs from Loft’s customer prospects
    • Own the preparation of proposals, technical simulations and analyses, and technical marketing materials for Loft’s business development pursuits
    • Interface between Loft’s business development team and subject-matter experts within Loft’s engineering team as necessary to build comprehensive technical solutions for Loft’s customers 

Must Haves:

    • ~5 years experience in space engineering, ideally working in a cross-functional systems engineering role
    • A desire to transition your career into a customer-facing, technical business development role.
    • Excellent communication and writing skills. You can relate complex topics clearly and concisely.
    • A strong technical background with appetite for directly interacting with customers and external stakeholders
    • A detail-oriented & methodical approach. You’re comfortable working with assumptions.
    • A passion for the space industry; you are the kind of person that reads SpaceNews when you wake up; spending a few days at a space conference is your idea of fun!

Nice to Haves:

    • Being bilingual
    • Experience working at a small company or startup

Some of Our Awesome Benefits

    • Comprehensive Healthcare
    • Equity in our company
    • Generous paid time off/holiday
    • Maternity & Paternity leave
    • Relocation assistance
    • Company and team Off-sites
    • Lunch for those in office

    • For this role we are open to the person being based in any of our 3 locations. Loft is an international company and specific details of our benefits may vary depending on locations.  The above benefits are provided in all three of our locations. If you are successful in your application we can provide you with the exact details.
Who We Are

Loft Orbital builds “shareable” satellites, providing a fast & simple path to orbit for organizations that require access to space. Powered by our hardware & software products, we operate satellites, fly customer payloads onboard, and handle entire missions from end to end - significantly reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission.

Our standard interface enables us to fly multiple customer payloads on the same satellite, with capabilities such as earth imagery, weather & climate /science data collection, IoT connectivity, in-orbit demonstrations, and national security missions. Our customers trust us to manage their space infrastructure, so they can focus on what matters most to them: operating their mission and collecting their data.

At Loft, you’ll be given the autonomy and ownership to solve significant challenges, but with a close-knit and supportive team at your back. We believe that diversity and community are the foundation of an open culture. We are committed to hiring the best people regardless of background and make their time at Loft the most fulfilling period of their career.

We value kind, supportive and team-oriented collaborators. It is also crucial for us that you are a problem solver and a great communicator. As our team is international, you will need strong English skills to better collaborate, easily communicate complex ideas and convey important messages.

With 3 satellites on-orbit and a wave of exciting missions launching soon, we are scaling up quickly across our offices in San Francisco, CA | Golden, CO | and Toulouse, France.

As an international company your resume will be reviewed by people across our offices so please attach a copy in English.