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Lead, Infrastructure Engineering

Capella Space

Capella Space

Other Engineering
Louisville, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Capella is at the forefront of making vital information about our world accessible in a timely manner. We’re leveraging proven technologies and building new capabilities to create a constellation of earth observation radar satellites that can collect information about any spot on the planet within an hour.

At Capella you’ll work in a collaborative team environment, alongside smart people with a history of space mission success. No prior space experience is needed—we’re looking for people excited about tackling seemingly impossible challenges, learning new skills and concepts, and helping each other achieve success.

Our mission and our products are meant to understand the whole world and help everyone in it, regardless of race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger. We value diversity at Capella and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!

About the Role

Capella Space is looking for an experienced leader to own and manage Capella’s technology governance, risk and control program. Capella is on a path to achieve Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and compliance with NIST 800-171. This role will be a critical leader within the technology organization managing the compliance program for much of technical “backbone” of Capella’s technology and have a large voice in how we grow and stay compliant as a company.


  • Serve as company-wide subject matter expert on governance, risk and controls for Capella
  • Write in-depth information security policies and procedures for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) requirements (e.g. NIST RMF, CSF, DFARS, CMMC, ISO 27001)]
  • Create and own single view of all Capella control requirements for each regulatory agency
  • Help define and scope Capella Technology team roadmap initiatives on our path to compliance
  • Serve as POC for any external agency/customer/provider seeking status on Capella’s compliance posture

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) Certification
  • Understanding and previous experience implementing CMMC
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of NIST 800-171 framework
  • Familiarity with Space ISAC (https://s-isac.org/)
  • Understanding of, and general interest in, IT / Cybersecurity industry
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Team-player eager to learn the IT / Cybersecurity industry and adaptable to client and business needs
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) preferred


$114,400 - $171,600

Salaries will be based on the applicant’s level of experience, education, and specialized knowledge and skills.

In addition to an opportunity to take part in an innovative and fast-growing business with a highly motivated and skilled team, we also take pride in taking care of our employees. Here are just a few ways that we show our appreciation:
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401k plan
  • Equity
  • Health Care, Dependent Care FSAs
  • Commuter/Parking Flex Spending
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • In-office lunch program
  • Dog friendly offices