Spectrum Manager at Spire
Washington, DC, US / Boulder, CO, US / San Francisco, CA, US / Glasgow, SC

Spire Global, Inc. is a small but swiftly growing technology company that is changing the world with space data and analytics.  Founded in 2012, Spire designs and operates one of the largest satellite constellations in the world (we just celebrated the launch of our 100th satellite), which it uses to gather maritime, aviation, and weather data. 

The company owns the entire stack from custom hardware to customer APIs. Operating in four countries across three continents, Spire is a truly international company. We are looking for highly motivated team players who will help us continue to grow on the ground and in space. 

We are seeking a skilled and motivated Spectrum Manager to join our Ground Stations and Launch team.  

Responsibilities of your role:

  • Understand, maintain and further develop Spire’s comprehensive spectrum management program to enable Spire’s current and future business requirements.
  • Serve as Spectrum lead on satellite design teams as assigned, lead analysis of spectrum rights, define strategies to solidify those rights, and determine what is reasonable for the company to invest in.
  • Prepare satellite and ground station license application submissions, and track renewal actions.
  • Identify new candidate spectrum bands to meet Spire’s business needs.
  • Coordinate with technical teams to develop and manage link budget analyses
  • Develop and maintain relationships with regulators and representatives of other Administrations and Nations in the development of satellite coordination agreements and acquisition of the associated spectrum rights.
  • Monitor ITU filings for any systems that may cause interference concerns to Spire’s satellite network.
  • Prepare due diligence reports of other companies’ spectrum assets.
  • Represent the company at International Telecommunication Union (“ITU”) and global satellite regulatory meetings to promote Spire’s position with regard to its spectrum utilization and needs.
  • Resolve spectrum coordination requests. 
  • Assist with Spire Legal responses to radio-frequency rule-makings.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Internationally recognized engineering qualification in electronics, radio frequency, or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in frequency coordination and spectrum management
  • Knowledge of Federal Communication Commission rules, other National Regulations, ITU radio regulations, and ITU World Radio Communication Conference and Study Group processes
  • Awareness of technical characteristics and regulatory constraints of VHF-band, UHF-band, S-band, and X-band 
  • Good communication skills, which shall include preparing written reports and operations procedures
  • International and domestic travel required
  • Ability to work independently