Senior Director, LEO Satellite Operations Ref# V-32676-1

  • United States
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32676-1

Shape the Future of Space Operations
Holt Executive are partnered with a leading global satellite operator in Canada who are seeking a visionary Senior Director, LEO Satellite Operations to spearhead the development and execution of their innovative connectivity constellation.
The Senior Director, LEO Satellite Operations will oversee and lead all aspects of the systems and satellite operations from initial deployment through to final decommissioning to ensure the efficient and reliable long-term operation of the constellation.
Key Responsibilities for the Senior Director, LEO Satellite Operations

  • Take a lead on the development of the operations concept for the constellation.
  • Oversee and lead the team responsible for refining the system requirements for all elements of the operation.
  • Ensure SOC requirements, schedules and budgets are met through the selection of suppliers.
  • Collaborate with the satellite manufacturer to ensure alignment between satellite operations and the operations development.
  • Oversee development, validation, and implementation of systems, processes, and procedures.
  • Build and train a high-performing Satellite Operations team.
  • Manage the development and deployment schedule, identifying risks and mitigation strategies.
  • Ensure a smooth interface between the Satellite Operation Centre, network operations, landing stations, and overall program requirements.
  • Develop and implement mission operation procedures for all phases of the mission.
  • Implement automation to optimise operational efficiency and reliability.

Key Skills and Experience Required by the Senior Director, LEO Satellite Operations

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, or Mathematics.
  • 20+years of experience leading spacecraft operations systems development and on-orbit operations, with a focus on constellation satellite operations.
  • Expertise and knowledge in LEO (Low-Earth orbit) satellite constellations.
  • Expertise in constellation operations development and deployment.
  • In-depth knowledge of satellite control systems, flight dynamics, and space situational awareness.
  • Proven leadership, team building, staff development, and mentoring skills.
  • Perform technical and programmatic assessments providing risk assessments, recommendations, and advice to the senior management team.
  • Assess operational plans, anomaly responses and direct critical responses as required.
  • Oversee the satellite operations team including managers and their reports.

Additional Requirements: 

  • This position can either be based in Canada with frequent travel to Ontario, or in the United States with frequent travel to Ontario, Canada.
  • Travel to Ontario will initially be c. 1 week per month but ramping up in the lead up to launch.
  • Our partner will also support with relocation to Canada.

If your skills and experience match this Senior Director, LEO Satellite Operations opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to

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