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Business Operations Manager

$90k – $150k • 0.05% – 0.15%

Starfish Space is a fast-growing space startup based in Seattle, Washington. We’re developing a servicing spacecraft called Otter, a small and versatile vehicle that will enable affordable and available satellite servicing for the first time in the history of the space industry. We launched our Otter Pup demonstration mission in the summer of 2023 and we’ll be launching the second Otter Pup in late 2024. We have raised over $22M in venture funding to-date, and have active partnerships with NASA, the US Space Force, and other key organizations in space.

Position Description

Starfish Space is growing fast and looking for someone to support us in continuing to scale and operate a variety of business functions, including business operations, finance, and people operations. This role will take over multiple business operations functions as the company scales. This is a great opportunity to play a key role in scaling up a startup, and to build a business around technology that can change how humans go out into the universe around us.


– US person (citizen or permanent resident)

– Willing to relocate to Seattle, WA and work from our Tukwila, WA headquarters several days per week

– Capable of working a dynamic, fast paced startup environment where job tasks may change regularly

– College degree or equivalent experience

Desired Experience

– Previous experience with hiring, finance, facilities, and/or other key aspects of company operations preferred

– Excellent written and verbal skills along with a high level of professionalism and integrity

– Previous startup experience a bonus

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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