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Program Manager

Orbit Fab

Orbit Fab

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Lafayette, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2023

Orbit Fab's mission is to create the foundational infrastructure that will fuel a bustling in-space economy, capable of sustaining permanent jobs in space.

Today, satellites cannot be refueled, which severely constrains their mobility and inhibits the development of economic activities in space.

Orbit Fab breaks the single-use paradigm, pioneering our Gas Stations in Space™ refueling infrastructure and RAFTI™ technology to deliver propellant in space, enabling lower-cost satellite construction, increased maneuverability, precise control, and extended lifespans. The possibilities are unprecedented, opening the doors to unimagined operational strategies and business models.

Since our establishment in 2018, we have already achieved the successful launch of three tankers to space. With offices in both the US and UK, we are working in close collaboration with partners and customers across the space industry. Orbit Fab is rapidly ramping up capabilities and requires exceptional talent to tackle important challenges. Our roles offer wide ranging opportunities to have a demonstrable impact and enable a bustling in space economy.


As a Program Manager at Orbit Fab, you will be responsible and accountable for all cost, schedule, technical, and risk management activities associated with the programs' scope. You will be responsible for building and managing external supplier partnerships as well as collaborating cross functionally with internal business units for hardware and technical deliverables. A successful candidate has demonstrated experience interacting with U.S. Government agencies such as the Air Force, Space Force and/or NASA, managing supplier subcontracts, and leading a team in accordance with the program budget and schedule.


  • Plan, organize, direct, and control all activities of the program to meet financial and schedule commitments to the team and business.

  • Assist engineering team in drafting, modifying, and planning compliance activities with program requirements.

  • Work with both internal and external stakeholders to manage overall program schedule and budget.

  • Facilitate the risk management process with the engineering team.

  • Work within the organization to define, secure, and organize resources, standards, processes, procedures, and tools essential for the successful qualification and delivery of the hardware.

  • Act as a role model through personal excellence, integrity, and accountability throughout the business

  • Travel associated with supplier management and/or customer visits may be required.


  • 5 years or more relevant experience managing technology hardware development efforts

  • Experience executing through all phases of a program life cycle (SRR, PDR, CDR, MRR, TRR, PSR)

  • Demonstrated expertise and application of program management practices including: planning and budgeting, schedule development, change control, risk and opportunity management

  • Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other departments

  • Able to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment with emphasis in rapid prototyping and fielding of capabilities.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and financial acumen

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Project

  • Preferred: Experience managing mechatronics and/or electronics hardware programs

  • Preferred: Hardware development for space applications

The estimated salary range for this position is $110,000-160,000

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, discretionary time off and flexible work hours.


Some job roles may be limited to US Persons (22 CFR 120.62 “U.S. person”).

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.

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