Global Gateway Site Acquisition Lead (Starlink) at SpaceX Redmond, WA, United States SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars. GLOBAL GATEWAY SITE ACQUISITION LEAD (STARLINK) SpaceX is building and deploying a worldwide fleet of gateway ground station antennas to support the SpaceX Starlink internet. The Starlink gateway ground stations make up the internet interfacing backbone of the Starlink network. Our site acquisition team owns sourcing gateway antenna sites globally, developing corporate partnerships domestically and abroad, business development strategy and supplier partnership engagement. Our team works with internal and external regulatory teams, engineering teams, technician teams, and business teams to facilitate site acquisition and readiness. The site acquisition team is responsible for developing the business relationships that facilitate the integration of SpaceX orbital internet infrastructure with the broader terrestrial internet. RESPONSIBILITIES: + Responsible for domestic and international business partnership engagement + Own the business result of global gateway site acquisition and partnership development, synchronizing timing with Starlink service roll-out in every region + Develop internal team processes and systems to streamline global partnerships, site acquisition and business contracting + Coordinate site acquisition work across all internal SpaceX contracting, legal, regulatory, engineering, and technician teams + Collaborate and advise on domestic and international business strategy to inform strategic business relationship structure + Develop standardized customer interface documents, presentations and protocols + Assess candidate ground station technical feasibility using established engineering tools and protocols to achieve site engineering requirements + Organize contractual, legal and regulatory review of ground station sites with internal SpaceX teams. + Prepare and organize domestic and international regulatory body licensing paperwork with internal SpaceX regulatory team BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: + Bachelor's degree + 2+ years of professional experience in a technical project management role PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: + Engineering degree + 4+ years of experience handling maintenance planning and reliability assessment for a high quantity system of products such as a factory + 2+ years of regulatory experience + 2+ years of experience deploying ground stations + Business development experience + Extreme trouble shooting and problem solving skill sets + Detail oriented, organized, and able to deliver results expediently with a high sense of urgency + Self-starting, able to identify areas for improvement with minimal direction + Strong communication skills - both written and verbal + Skilled at sales, or eager to learn + Strong technical aptitude and analytical skills ITAR REQUIREMENTS: + To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here. SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.