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Director of Programs

Orbit Fab

Orbit Fab

Lafayette, CO, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2023

With a vision for a bustling in-space economy that can support permanent jobs in space, Orbit Fab is building the fundamental infrastructure this entire economy can be built upon: a fuel supply in orbit.

Today, satellites cannot be refueled. A single-use paradigm severely limits satellite mobility and holds back the development of economic activities in space. Orbit Fab is building the first Gas Stations in Space™ refueling infrastructure. We develop the supply chain architecture and technology to deliver propellant in space, allowing satellites to be built for lower cost, to be more flexible and maneuverable, to be more precisely controlled, and to operate longer, enabling operations and business models that have never before been imagined..

Established in 2018, we have already flown three tankers to space; with the first one flown within one year of founding. Working closely with partners and customers across the space industry, we are making the thriving in-space economy a reality.

Job Description:

As the Director of Programs, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing all programs within the company. You will work closely with the executive team to ensure that all programs are aligned with the company's strategic goals and objectives. You will be responsible for managing the program budgets, timelines, and resources to ensure successful delivery of all projects. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the space industry and the ability to lead a team to success.


  • Manage all programs within the company, ensuring that they are aligned with the company's strategic goals and objectives.

  • Work closely with the executive team to develop and implement program plans and schedules.

  • Define program budgets and ensure that they are managed effectively.

  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of the program teams, ensuring that they are working efficiently and effectively.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with external partners and stakeholders.

  • Monitor program performance and identify areas for improvement.

  • Ensure that all program deliverables are completed on time and within budget.

  • Manage risk and ensure that appropriate mitigation strategies are in place.

  • Hire, train, and mentor program team members to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge to succeed.

  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure that program goals are aligned with company-wide objectives.

Director of Programs is responsible for executing the vision for the Program management & product Management strategy:

  • Program Management

    • Manage programmatic oversight on all programs & projects including scope/schedule/budget

    • Manage all deliverables (contract & otherwise)

    • Primary POC for all customer contracts

    • Requirements & Risk management support for all programs

    • Support follow on proposal efforts

    • Support high level strategic direction, reporting & scheduling

  • Product Management

    • Manage product releases (internal & external)

    • Develop product roadmaps & marketing strategies

    • Develop & maintain production & fulfilment plans for all products

    • POC for customers on products

    • Support BD & sales initiatives for products

    • Develop product costing & pricing strategies

    • Requirements definition (customer perspective) for product development projects


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering, business, or a related field.

  • 7+ years of experience managing programs in the space industry.

  • Experience managing budgets, timelines, and resources.

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and inspire a team.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple programs simultaneously.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

  • Knowledge of space industry regulations and standards.

The estimated salary range for this position is $140,000-180,000

If you feel you would succeed in the role above, we encourage you to apply regardless of whether or not you meet all of the requirements listed.

Location and Benefits

Orbit Fab is based out of Lafayette, Colorado and all roles are based in Colorado. We offer fully covered benefits, unlimited time off and flexible work hours.


To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.

Orbit Fab Inc does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.