The burgeoning private space industry continues to grow and based on hiring needs, there is more growth on the horizon. Three of the leaders representing both commercial orbital and sub-orbital missions have busy human resource departments trying fill dozens of openings.
Scaled Composites, the company designing, building and testing Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo even produced a recruiting video trying to lure engineers to the Mojave Desert. Another southern California company, SpaceX has pages of hiring needs as the company prepares to begin a busy launch schedule over the next several years. And industry veteran Orbital continues to add plenty of engineers to its ranks every month.
SpaceX recently announced more deals to launch satellites using its Falcon 9 rocket. The Hawthorne, California based company had to reschedule its first planned flight to the International Space Station which was suppose to happen earlier this month, but has more than 40 launches on its schedule for the next several years. All of the activity is reflected on the company’s hiring page where dozens of positions are listed ranging from a few sales, HR and fiance positions, to dozens of engineer openings.