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Launch Director Job in Norway
Isar Aerospace , Norway

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1 Year
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Job Type
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Job Category
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Career Level
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
May 1, 2021
Last Date
Aug 1, 2021

Job Description

Launch Director

Andoya, Norway


We are Isar Aerospace and we are at the forefront of New Space building a modern space business to enable faster, better and cheaper access to space.

Our mission is to help democratise space and use it for good in order to improve life on Earth now and for the future generations.

We are a fast-growing company aiming to provide sustainable and environmentally friendly launch solutions for small and medium-sized satellites and constellations into Low Earth Orbit. The company is privately funded by world-leading technology investors with strong commitment and support and our team is made of driven and talented people with a real passion for space innovation.

We're making rockets in a way that hasn't been done before disrupting a traditional industry. If you are up for the challenge, want to work on cutting-edge projects and be part of a team changing the world for better, come, join us and launch your career!


  • Be at the centre of an agile and dynamic team of highly motivated space enthusiasts
  • You will be part of an incredible start-up journey
  • Huge learning potential and the opportunity to build things from the ground up (literally)
  • You’ll enjoy a high level of freedom and autonomy
  • Flat hierarchy and open communication


Reporting to the Head of Department, you will:

  • Configuration Management:
    • Pilot of the configuration management process for the launcher system and the Launch Pad launch system that concerns him; authorization of proposed modifications in the program committees; approval of Operator responsibility instruction files within the meaning of LOS (Law on Space Operations) based on internal skills
  • Monitor the production of launchers and their sub-assemblies in order to:
    • Make the positive contribution of the launch operator to the industrial process
    • Anticipate the consequences and the treatment of any specificities (specific missions, modifications, anomalies, except family, induced impacts on other launch systems, etc.)
  • Manage the flight experience feedback:
    • Organization and animation of the level 0 operations process and the associated steering committee; validation of anomaly sheets, reports and / or presentations, based on internal skills
    • Monitoring and validation of the processing / closure of technical facts
    • Participation in working groups following a major anomaly
  • Manage the Quality Assurance and Product Assurance:
    • Participate in quality audits initiated by the Isar Aerospace Quality Department
  • Take care of the adaptation of the launcher to the mission:
    • Participate in the definition and monitoring of the development of specific hardware / software for the achievement of a mission in line with the activities of other departments
  • Be the CSG and ASC technical contact person for subjects relating to:
    • controlling the risks inherent in launch operations (Isar Aerospace's obligations under the Law on Space Operations)
    • controlling the qualification of the launch system (Qualification Monitoring)
  • Pilot of the process of justifying the flight capability of the launcher system as Launch Director
  • Technically contribute to the construction of the flight suitability file: review of anomalies, exemptions presented during the preparatory milestones for campaigns, during reviews (FRR, LRR) or during technical committees supporting the overall control and validation process




  • A graduate of an engineering school or an equivalent in European University, holding at least 10 years of experience in the space sector, in particular in the field of launchers
  • The candidate ideally has:
    • expertise in Launcher’s electrical and/or propulsive systems
    • Background of the Launch Campaign and Operations
    • knowledge of the Laws in Space Operation
  • Passionate about new space, curious and eager to learn
  • Driven to deliver and constantly push the boundaries
  • Take ownership and accountability for your own actions and mistakes
  • Humble and willing to go out of your way to help others
  • Can-do attitude and outstanding communication skills
  • Fluent English. German is highly preferred


  • Autonomy and Solution maker are mandatory for this leadership role
  • The job request to be a permanent Norway resident. Speak Norwegian is then an asset


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