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Stratolaunch, LLC Program Business Analyst in Mojave, California

Position Summary

Stratolaunch is developing hypersonic vehicles to support various Department of Defense and commercial applications. Stratolaunch seeks a Program Business Analyst with 3-years of experience to help with schedule, financial, and subcontract management of the Talon Launch System. The ideal candidate will have a foundation in program management and program control methodologies common to the aerospace industry.

As the Program Business Analyst , you will work with the Launch System Program Office and will contribute to management of the Stratolaunch projects through development and tracking of resource-loaded schedules. You are responsible for working with all aspects of the associated projects, including planning various aspects of the design, development, manufacture, and testing phases. You will also assist with the development and maintenance of program cost forecasts and help develop scenarios based on schedule updates. You will analyze spending, help forecast future headcount, and contribute to risk analysis to develop mitigations for variances. You will work with the Stratolaunch finance department and other program management within the Talon Launch System, and participate in periodic status reviews, as needed.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain the resource-loaded schedules for the Talon Launch System and Talon-A Program

  • Contribute to budget management of the Talon Launch System

  • Keep the team current regarding its upcoming activities and deadlines

  • Assist with updating financial forecasts for various scenarios

  • Contribute to the development of program management metrics

  • Work with the Procurement team to ensure subcontractors and suppliers are delivering products that meet technical requirements, on schedule, and within budget

  • Contribute material to the periodic program reviews

  • Coordinate and help resolve program financial challenges, as required

  • Contribute to the integration, test, and operation of complex aerospace systems

  • Support the preparation of business proposals to the US Government and industry

  • Travel, as needed, to support the company

  • 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: program management, finance, accounting, operations management, subcontracts and procurement, personnel management, aircraft/launch vehicle development or aircraft/launch vehicle operations

  • Ability to develop and analyze data, and present findings to management

  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills and ability to implement sound critical thinking skills

  • Ability to work on their own initiative and prioritize tasking to fit within the business goals

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance at the TS level

  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities

  • Ability to operate in a dynamic, fast-paced environment


  • Experience with program financial analysis, including variance analysis and developing forecasts

  • Experience and understanding of various tools and techniques associated with cost/schedule management to include Earned Value Management tools and processes

  • Experience with technical aerospace leadership, including working with subcontractors

  • Experience with program risk management processes

  • Experience with aircraft and/or launch vehicle integration

  • Experience with prototype manufacturing or low-rate production

  • Experience with government agencies

  • Experience with classified programs and working in a classified environment

Required computer skills:

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

  • MS Project

  • Project management tools


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Science (BS) or higher in a Business Management/Business Administration and/or Engineering discipline from an accredited institution and 3-plus years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience

Special remarks regarding work environment:

  • Travel estimated to be approximately 5%

  • 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: Program Management