Program manager - Reusable transportation vehicle

Exotrail is hiring!


Exotrail is a space company based in France. We are developing mobility solutions for an agile space.

Our mission is to allow small satellite constellations to move in space, so that we can optimise their deployment, increase their performance and reduce space pollution. Thanks to this, a new world of telecommunication, Earth observation and space exploration will arise.

Our mobility solutions range from highly flexible high-thrust propulsion systems for small satellites (ExoMG™), mission simulation and operation software (ExoOPS™), and orbital transfer vehicles (SpaceVan™).

Exotrail launched in 2017 and has secured over 20M€ from prestigious Venture Capital funds and public grants. Our team consists of 50+ people who are passionate about disrupting the space industry. We operate out of two locations: Toulouse and Massy (suburb of Paris).

This is only the beginning. Small satellites equipped with propulsion will be able to deliver new space services and will entirely disrupt the space industry by servicing, repairing, assembling and manufacturing spacecrafts directly in orbit. Join us and be part of our great ambition!

Job Description

Exotrail is looking for a Program Manager to prepare the future of its space transportation vehicle. The main role of this person will be to manage the development of a reusable, in-orbiting servicing platform. This position involves the coordination of international partners involved with Exotrail in this development.

The current team working on the long-term evolutions of the SpaceVan is composed of experienced systems engineer and the top mangament of the company working to secure the technologies and the funding required to develop and commercialise in-orbit services. Your role will be to manage day-to-day this long term project with a very broad spectrum of actions.

Your main tasks will be:

  • with systems engineers and product owner, plan the long term vision of a in-orbit servicing platform
  • coordinate international commercial and institutional partners working with Exotrail
  • be the driving force to look for funding opportunities and manage proposals writing
  • report to Exotrail's top management about the project

You will work directly with the VP of In-Orbit Services and with the Lead Engineer of the In-Orbit Services team.

Preferred Experience

Exotrail is looking for a program manager with a broad experience in system engineering, program management, bid management and business development. Typically, the candidate managed international teams working on very innovative projects within the frame of institutional projects. A minimum experience of 5 years is required for this position.

In addition, and as importantly, the candidate must have the following mindset:

  • interest in technical work, as well as business development
  • interested in developing long-term, highly strategical projects
  • pragmatism, risk-taking and accountability
  • good communication skills and fluent English
  • willingness to join the dynamic, vibrant, demanding environment of a start-up

Exotrail is a company in which you can have a real impact, and help to develop a world leader in space mobility for tomorrow.

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Massy, France (91300)