Stratolaunch, LLC Chief of Staff in Mojave, California
Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch platform to contribute to high speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to use the air-launch platform for enabling technologies that may not exist otherwise. Stratolaunch has the potential for creating technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.
To achieve these efforts, Stratolaunch needs a Chief of Staff , reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, to help with management of the company’s business operations. This position will be responsible helping to manage the business operations, such as evaluating the financial forecasts and actuals, helping to manage significant business milestones (such as license renewals), overseeing IT initiatives, and helping the company maintain insurance. This position will help manage the company schedule and forecast areas of risk/concern. This position needs to be detailed oriented with an ability to push tasks to completion. You must be comfortable in a fast moving environment and working with remote teams. This position will include evaluation of a broad range of business data. Candidates must have a business and/or financial background with experience working for start-up companies.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Help manage business operations
Evaluate financial forecasts and actuals to assess company progress
Consistently evaluate company priorities and organize information to facilitate decision making for the company’s executive team
Lead the company insurance area, ensuring the company insurance policies are up to date, correct, and renewed on time
Lead the effort to obtain all the insurance policies required
Oversee IT initiatives to support business needs
Maintain the company schedule and critical path milestones
Work with the project managers to determine critical project milestones and the resources required to achieve those milestones
Work with the business department leads to ensure the business support occurs when needed by the projects and operations teams
Forecast concerns and/or risk areas based on the schedule evaluation
Contribute and implement metrics that help automate the evaluation of company progress
Contribute to company planning efforts based on project and customer schedules updates
Contribute to the company risk management activities
Based on work with the project managers and department leads, develop company risks that require active evaluation
Propose mitigations alternative paths for company risks
Present coordinated risk resolution plans to executive management
Company integration activities
Develop company goals and objectives
Evaluate progress against company goals and objectives throughout the year
Manage programmatic reviews, update templates, and ensure clear, concise communication to the company’s executives
Coordinate among the different departments to ensure the company’s resources and schedule stay integrated while reflecting the latest project developments
Contribute to customer development, including graphic development, as required
Participate in customer meetings, as required
Develop business tools, as needed, to complete their tasking.
Evaluate risks and risk mitigation plans to determine if the risks are appropriate and risk mitigations are adequate
Regular and comprehensive communication to the Chief Operating Officer on a weekly and monthly basis
Contribute to the integration of complex aerospace systems
Travel, as needed, to support the department
Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge of, and experience with, one or more of these disciplines: Financial management and planning, Contracts and Sub-contracts management, risk management, insurance,
Ability to communicate business challenges and guidance to varied audiences to explain rationale and/or resolve concerns
Ability to work on their own initiative and prioritize tasking to fit within the business goals
Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities
Ability to evaluate company challenges and contribute solutions with a high level of detail
Required Computer Skills
Financial management systems
MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Risk management systems
Experience in an Engineering and/or Technology company
Experience with government agencies
Experience with financial data analysis
Experience with budget management
Proven success in coordination across multiple company departments
- Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from accredited institution and 15-plus years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
Travel estimated to be approximately 25+%
Position is based in Mojave, CA
Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.
Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law:
Job Category: Executive Management