space technical program manager

Fibertek has exciting new opportunities to support NASA and DoD Space mission. We are looking for experienced space program managers or systems engineers ready for advancement, to take leading roles in designing and manufacturing spaceflight hardware. Near term projects include NASA LISA, NASA and DoD space lasers and space laser communication systems. Fibertek is looking for multiple PMs and experienced senior systems engineers to join our highly collaborative team in Herndon, VA.

While working as a PM at Fibertek, you will use your Optics, Engineering, Physics, or other related field degree and project management skills to lead the development of advanced lidar, laser and/or optical communications systems to push laser-based technologies into space satellites. We are a leading developer of laser and electro-optic systems for the aerospace community, with critical contributions to lasers for atmospheric sensing, laser communications, and lidar sensors for NASA, DoD, and commercial customers.

As a Fibertek PM, you will exercise considerable latitude in advancing the satellite-based  laser-based technologies over a range of maturities from prototype design and demonstration to delivery of operational systems in a military and space environment. This position requires a combination of technical leadership and program management, and you will have diverse responsibilities throughout the development lifecycle. PM responsibilities include leading and directing teams through SRR, PDR, CDR, EDIP and hardware delivery.

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To succeed in this role, you will need the below expertise and experience:

  • Experience with space hardware engineering and development, preferably of optical systems for military or space missions. Experience with NASA or DoD space program hardware development process a big plus.
  • Ten years of professional management experience, including lead systems engineering positions and teams
  • Prefer experience with optical systems including laser, lidar, or laser communication programs
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Optics, Engineering, Physics, or another related field
  • US Citizen preferred with eligibility to obtain a US Security Clearance

This position requires aerospace experience and technical leadership skills. Technical expertise in laser-based systems for military and space-based applications and environments is preferred. Please apply today for this Herndon-based PM role and join an agile small business that has a dedicated team of technology and business leaders with 35 years of success behind them.

Why Fibertek, INC?

At FIBERTEK, Inc. we pride ourselves in our innovation and customer success focused culture enabled by a creative and relaxed work environment with minimal bureaucracy. Fibertek fosters a progressive learning environment that values inspiration, promotes professional challenge and encourages personal growth. We offer a competitive and incentivized compensation package with excellent benefits.

How to Apply

Send your resume to our Human Resource department, at

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Fibertek, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Applicants are considered regardless of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law.

 If you need assistance or an accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact us by phone at 571-299-4487 or via email at

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