Technical project manager - 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 performances 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 Technical Project Manager for its space transportation vehicle. The main role of this person will be to manage the development of the vehicle used to provide in-orbit transportation services.
To do so, both technical and project management skills are required as all members of the team will need to be hands-on.

The current team is composed of several systems engineers working mainly on the first mission of the SpaceVan. Your role will be to lead the team working on the evolutions of the platform from mission to mission. It requires a high-level knowledge of the architecture of a satellite, a true spirit of innovation and good skills in project management.

Your main tasks will be:

  • animate and participate to the design of the evolutions of the SpaceVan platform
  • manage and perform the system engineering tasks of the project
  • manage the project timeline and ensure milestone objectives are met
  • manage subcontractors who provide technical support or equipment
  • report on the project to the management of Exotrail

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 systems engineer with some hands-on experience willing to transition to a more programatic position. Typically, the candidate worked on small satellites projects and oversaw the development, assembly and tests of the satellite from end-to-end. A minimum experience of 2 years is required for this position.

Alternatively, the candidate has a technical experience in the following fields: electronics, embedded software or mechanical design and has an experience in project management.

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

  • interest in highly technical work, as well as good project management skills
  • pragmatism, risk-taking and accountable
  • good communication skills with 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)
  • Experience: > 2 years