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Risk Management Specialist III
Iridium Satellite, LLC Leesburg, VA
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Risk Management Specialist III

Iridium Satellite, LLC
Leesburg, VA
Expired: March 16, 2022 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world. For over 20 years, Iridium's unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.

At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed. Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions. Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world. Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves. We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

What We're Looking For:

If you are looking for a collaborative work environment where you'll have the opportunity to be part of a team on the forefront of one of the most advanced satellite constellations in the world, then you will be excited about the Risk Management Specialist III opening with Iridium for a Space Development Agency (SDA) project. As a Risk Management Specialist III, you'll independently deliver high-quality work and drive projects and deliverables to completion, including identifying, developing, and implementing ideas and solutions as it relates to program Risk, Issues, and Opportunties. You will work closely with the Iridium development team to anticipate future requirements, develop, and evaluate plans that meet the urgent operational needs of the customer.

This position requires an active/current Secret Security Clearance or the ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.)

What You'll Do:
  • Work independently to assess and develop recommendations/documentation for risk mitigation requirements by conducting mission and requirements analysis
  • Provide technical writing assistance in the development of Basis of Efforts (BOE)
  • Be responsible for assigned documentation within the SharePoint, Teams, or other relevant databases or tools
  • Facilitate Integrated Product Team (IPT) Risk Opportunity Working Group Meetings
  • Participate in technical meetings to capture risk and opportunity information as it is discussed to manage risk mitigation measures to achieve an acceptable risk level. Provide meeting support such as scheduling, notes, and action tracking.
  • Be responsible for maintaining, tracking, and updating relevant technical/risk documentation
  • Interview technical and management stakeholders at all levels to help identify and document program related risks, opportunities, and issues
  • Collaborate with program leadership to assess risks and provide recommendations for improvement

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

What You'll Need to Succeed:
  • Bachelor's degree in STEM or related field, OR relevant experience in lieu of a degree
  • 5+ years of relevant experience with program execution Risk Management processess and best practices
  • Experience with federal defense acquisition (Department of Defense) and working on multi-million dollar programs
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to confidently present products, deliverables, analyses, and/or issues
  • Possess an analytical mindset, with the ability to understand a situation or problem and think critically to make decisions or come up with solutions
  • Be comfortable managing upward, including being a proactive communicator and asking for help when needed
  • Have confidence and be able to establish valuable relationships with others
  • Must be able to prioritize key tasks and have a strong sense of ownership over your work
  • Be active in seeking out ways to continuously improve yourself and gain new knowledge

Things That Would be Great if You Brought to the Table:
  • Experience with satellite systems, networking, and operations
  • Experience with Agile processes and best practices
  • Project Management Accreditation (APMP, PMI or equivalent)

We'll also need you to:
  • Be able to travel up to 20%
  • Be a U.S. Citizen

Work Environment:

This position primarily works in the company office or in a home office. The position is largely sedentary with the majority of the position sitting in a chair and working with a computer. The role uses basic office equipment including a phone, video, computer, keyboard, mouse and printer. For in person meetings, this position will need to be able stand, walk within the office and climb stairs on occasion.

Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.


Iridium Satellite, LLC

44330 Woodridge Parkway

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20176 USA


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