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Manager, Global Satellite Regulatory Advocacy

Washington, DC 20004
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SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.



  • Direct regulatory aspects of spectrum coordination with other users of Starlink spectrum, as identified by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
    • Work with Radio Frequency engineering team in Redmond to manage the development and execution of spectrum sharing strategies between Starlink and other GSO and NGSO satellite systems, as identified by the ITU.
  • Direct strategy for SpaceX representation at the ITU
    • Participate in ITU-R working parties and study groups to identify risks and opportunities in the formation of ITU Radio Regulations and associated recommendations and resolutions. 
    • Work closely with RF engineering team in Redmond to lead the spectrum sharing studies produced by these groups to ensure best policy outcomes for SpaceX and Starlink.
  • Direct advocacy for ground infrastructure equipment and hardware.
    • Manage the political aspects of standards making and compliance of SpaceX and Starlink user terminals and gateway antennas.
    • Work closely with SpaceX regulatory compliance engineer to follow and influence standards making and compliance process for these products in dozens of international forums and national markets.
  • Direct global regulatory practice to secure necessary licenses, market access, regulatory compliance, and customer support for all SpaceX spacecraft, earth stations, and services.
    • Develop and administer regulatory licensing application preparation, pursuit, and compliance requirements for global system and service licensing.
  • Advocate to optimize prospective satellite and telecoms regulatory frameworks and policy environments in alignment with SpaceX business objectives.
    • Represent and promote the company positions before national administrations, regulators, legislatures, and regional organizations.
  • Provide strategic regulatory advice and advocacy support to business development efforts, which may include:
    • Opportunities for regional/national partnerships.
    • Global satellite expansion plans in support of the business strategy for new satellite market requirements and new service offerings initiatives.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the telecommunications sector.
  • Experience securing regulatory support or licensing agreements.
  • Lobbying experience.


  • Master's degree in International Affairs, Economics, or another relevant field.
  • Juris Doctor degree.
  • Understanding of radio spectrum use and policies.
  • Thorough knowledge of radiofrequency spectrum technology.
  • Experience executing market entry strategies for the satellite or telecommunications industry.
  • Experience working with International Telecommunication Union and Federal Communications Commission.
  • Knowledge of key commercial and nation-state players in the satellite industry.
  • Experience attending ITU sponsored conferences.


  • Role will require significant international travel.


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

Posted: 2020-06-02 Expires: 2020-11-01

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