Innovation and Technology Strategist

Santa Clara, California /
Innovation and IP Strategist /
Momentus is providing in-space transportation services by building spacecraft that carry satellites and hosted payloads between orbits in space. Our spacecraft are propelled by a new type of electric propulsion system (microwave electrothermal) which uses water as a propellant. Momentus is the first to demonstrate this type of thruster in space.
We are seeking a creative, hard-working, and very intelligent Innovation and IP Strategist to assist in defining and implementing our IP strategy.  An ideal candidate may have demonstrated success in science/technology with a strong track record of professional journal and conference publications and may have some experience with the patent process..  They may currently be a patent agent and interested in taking on strategy responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

    • Work closely with research and technical staff to document and identify new discoveries and inventions and formulate how they can best be protected
    • Formulate Momentus’ IP strategy that supports the company’s technical roadmap
    • Understand emerging and existing technology relevant to the company’s technical roadmap and identify potential IP opportunities 
    • Work closely with legal counsel in the preparation, submission, and prosecution of patent applications
    • Formulate strategies to organize and manage Momentus’ IP portfolio
    •  Assist the technical team in the preparation of conference and professional journal publications

Desired Skills and Experience

    •  A degree in aerospace, physics, or other engineering discipline
    • Prefer someone with 2-3 years of experience
    • Truly outstanding written and verbal communication skills.  Must have a passion for communicating ideas clearly and precisely
    • Strong programming and data analysis/presentation abilities.  Proficiency with python possibly latex a plus
    •  A good understanding of the patent process and requirements
Salary and option compensation is commensurate with experience and training. This is a full-time position in Santa Clara, California.

This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services. U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, or protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3) is required.