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Direct Access Program (DAP) Technical Project Manager

| Greater Denver Area

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The Direct Access Program (DAP) Technical Project Manager is a member of the Direct Access and Remote Systems (DARS) team which runs the Direct Access Program (DAP). The DAP provides customers with the capability to task the DigitalGlobe satellites directly and receive and process their own image data through a DigitalGlobe-delivered customer ground station or Direct Access Facility (DAF). The DAP Technical PM is responsible for the management of the deployment of new and upgraded DAF solutions to Customers. The DAP Technical PM works closely with customers to identify and solve problems, provide technical direction to contractors and vendors, and support business development activities. An ideal candidate will be one with technical management experience with development contractors, as well as system engineering and experience in satellite ground systems.




  • Create and manage the collection of technical and financial data across the DARS team for input into new and renewal proposals and for DAF customers.
  • Create and manage the execution of implementation plans for the installation and startup of new DAF systems and upgrade of existing DAF systems, which includes managing the technical and schedule performance of contractors and managing the expectations of the customer.
  • Partner closely with internal business and technical teams in the creation and compilation of proposals. This includes DARS, business development, pricing, systems engineering, development, integration and test, mission control, and collection planning organizations for the implementation of new DAFs and on-going support of existing DAFs.
  • Follow systems engineering processes, working with customers, vendors, and internal organizations, to define concepts of operations, develop requirements, and oversee development, coordinate tests (factory, site, etc.), and ensure requirements are met for new DAF deliveries or DAF upgrades.
  • Provide oversight of technical designs and implementations to ensure adherence to the planned architecture/requirements and expected performance during operations.
  • Work with Customer, vendor and internal teams on technical issues that arise during project execution, balancing the needs of delivering the project on budget/schedule with the needs of providing a solution that meets the Customer’s requirements.
  • Define and prepare any additional DAP documentation that may be required during a DAF project.
  • Ensure that projects adhere to DigitalGlobe and U.S. government policies for export and protection of data and imagery.
  • Support communication to internal departments regarding project budget, resources, and cash flow.
  • Ability to support DARS O&M contract team with contract reviews and renewals
  • Support new business development by providing engineering analyses, cost and schedule estimates, and proposal support.
  • Support development and implementation of a DAP roadmap to provide architectural improvements to existing DAF and headquarters infrastructure as well as planning for next-generation systems.
  • Experience with communication and coordination with external vendors.



  • Basic Qualifications
    • Five to ten years of experience in satellite ground system systems engineering or 15 years’ experience in satellite ground system engineering functions.
    • Bachelor degree in engineering or science.
    • US citizen and has the ability to obtain a US security clearance, if required.
    • Five to ten years’ experience with satellite ground system equipment, software and systems, which include collection planning, mission operations, and image production and delivery systems.


  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Five to ten years’ experience with Windows and Linux OS environments, systems and architectures.
    • Provide solution engineering support for the development of technical proposals to customers.
    • Ability to manage the scope, schedule, and budget for a project delivery.
    • Strong methodical process to identify issues and develop solutions
    • Experience implementing satellite ground systems
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, which include customer communication and technical writing.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, understanding of international cultures.
    • Ability to travel internationally which may be 10 to 30% of the year.



DigitalGlobe and Radiant solutions offer a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.

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DigitalGlobe Benefits Overview

A great team deserves great perks.

Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Plans + Flexible Time Off + 10 Paid Company Holidays + Competitive Salaries + Employee Cafe + Free General Healthcare (when enrolled in a paid DG medical plan) + Amazing Office & Game Room + Exclusive Disc Golf Course = WE VALUE OUR PEOPLE

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Contribute from $120 to $2,650 per household (per calendar year) for reimbursement of health‐related expenses you may need to pay for out of pocket.
Disability Insurance
6 weeks of salary continuation at 100% beginning on 8th consecutive day - 60% up to $20,000 per month if unable to work due to disability longer than 12 weeks.
Dental Benefits
The plan will pay 100% Preventative, 80% Basic, and 50% Major. $2,000 Annual Maximum. Deductible of $50 individual and $150 family for basic and major services. Orthodontics at 50%.
Vision Benefits
Vision Service Plan - 1 set of contact lenses and 1 eye exam (after copay) per calendar year. 1 pair of frames every 24 months.
Health Insurance Benefits
Options include a Consumer Driven Healthcare Plan (CDHP) and PPO. Prescription Drug Plan is also covered under these medical plans. DigitalGlobe pays the majority of costs for both FT/PT employees.
Life Insurance
2X salary each up to a max of $800,000.
Wellness Programs
Counselors available 24/7, 365 days through a toll free number, 5 free face to face counseling sessions. Chiropractic services on-site weekly.
Onsite Gym
DG's onsite gym and yoga studio is available to all employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Immediate vesting of matching contribution upon completion of enrollment provided by Fidelity Investments.
401(K) Matching
Discretionary match of 50% of the first 8% of eligible earnings contributed on a per‐pay‐period basis to an annual maximum of $9,000.
Company Equity
Available for some employees- dependent on specific position
Performance Bonus
Available for some employees- dependent on specific position
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
DigitalGlobe offers competitive leave benefits including PTO, Unlimited Time Off (for salaried employees), Parental Leave, Military Leave, Jury Duty, and Bereavement Leave.
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
8 holidays and 2 floating holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
DG's casual dress code is largely varied, with some employees wearing shorts and sandals, while other opt for more button ups and jeans. Rarely, if ever, are suits seen in the office.
Commuter Benefits
Employees can set aside a portion of their pay, via pre‐tax payroll deductions, for the payment of Mass Transit or Parking expenses.
Game Room
Our game room has access to outdoor terraces, and includes competitive ping pong games, as well as bean bags and Foosball tables.
Stocked Kitchen
Kitchens on each floor include ice, coffee, assorted teas, and waters. Soda is provided in one central location free of charge (just bring your own cup).
Some Meals Provided
Free fruit, bagels, or donuts every Tuesday!
Our employees have two parking garages with more than enough spaces to go around. Motorcycle, Electric Vehicle charging, and bike spots are given close access to the indoor entrances to the building.
Relocation Assistance
Relocation is offered on a case by case basis
Fitness Subsidies
At DigitalGlobe we want to stay focused on wellness and getting, or staying, in shape! Incentives include waiving joining fees, significantly reduced month-to-month rates with no contracts.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
DG offers a wide range of training programs. Currently, DG is converting to AWS - included in that is varying AWS-related training and certification programs offered to all employees.
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement for employees is a maximum of $5,250. Effective after one year of employment.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flex time off plus 10 paid holidays. Free general healthcare when enrolled in a DigitalGlobe medical plan
Amazing corporate office with game room and cafe. Frisbee golf course around corporate building exclusively for employees. Free fruit, bagels, or donuts every Tuesday!

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