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Project Manager, People and Talent

Capella Space

Capella Space

People & HR, Operations
Louisville, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Capella Space stands at the forefront of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) Earth observation intelligence and advanced satellite technologies. We provide customers in governments, academia, and commercial sectors with reliable information that enables unparalleled understanding of the world. Our mission is centered on delivering timely and reliable Earth imagery, supporting diverse applications in defense & intelligence, disaster response, energy, environmental monitoring and more. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, Capella Space designs, manufactures and operates an advanced constellation of SAR imaging satellites. Our market-leading SAR satellites are complemented by an unmatched data infrastructure and automated ordering and delivery platform for fast, reliable insights where and when customers need it most.

Recognized for our technological prowess, Capella Space was honored as one of the 10 most innovative companies in Space in 2023 by FASTCOMPANY. Capella Space is an internationally trusted Earth Observation data provider, working closely with the U.S. Space Systems Command, U.S. Space Force, NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, the Canadian Government and more to make unclassified, high-resolution SAR data more accessible.

What Makes Capella Unique?

Capella Space is a highly collaborative team environment, providing an opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the space industry, though 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 encourage you to bring your unique perspective to help make us stronger, including applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech.

About the Role

Capella Space is seeking a Project Manager, People and Talent with a comprehensive understanding of the People/HR function to bolster our dynamic People Operations team. Reporting directly to our Senior. Director, HR & Talent, this individual will play a pivotal role in various aspects of the department, influencing team priorities and strategy, and taking ownership of key components of day-to-day operations. Additionally, you will contribute to the creation and execution of People programs and projects, while also providing essential administrative support and serving as a backup to other HR team members as required.

Role Responsibilities

  • Drive the development and implementation of new and existing People programs and projects across company, in partnership with key stakeholders and peers
  • Provide broad People Operations support and address employment-related inquiries from team members
  • Lead process improvement efforts utilizing process control modeling
  • Creatively glean data from disparate sources and provide data-based insights and data visualizations
  • Manage cross-functional project teams
  • Create workflows and processes for team projects
  • Contribute to and help drive People Ops projects and initiatives such as annual open enrollment, performance reviews, training and development, recognition programs.
  • Assist in development and implementation of HR policies to promote an efficient, compliant, and conflict-free workplace.
  • Influence and support activities that drive employee engagement, talent development, and DEIA initiatives.
  • Support the roll-out of annual employee voice survey and own key action items with business leaders.
  • Ensure compliance with labor laws and regulations and oversee People/HR compliance processes and audits.
  • Manage and respond to unemployment claims, as well as update Capella's policies as needed.
  • Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders and people managers to provide thought partnership and subject matter expertise on people management best practices, systems and resources.
  • Partner with people managers to understand business needs and support organizational development, structure, performance management, and talent development.
  • Utilize data to develop the People agenda, tracking and reporting staffing, retention, attrition, and other necessary metrics to line management, and recommending programs or enhancements as necessary.
  • Collaborate on special and cross-functional projects as identified.

Required Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in People & Culture focused Project Management 3+ years HR People Operations experience
  • Experience in startup and/or high-growth environment preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of labor laws and regulations
  • Strong knowledge of Compensation Programs
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with the utmost discretion and professionalism
  • Ability to work enthusiastically with diverse people and personalities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience with HRIS, ATS, Performance Management systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office365
  • Certification in HR management is a plus.
  • MBA or Graduate Analytics Degree is a plus.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to work independently and on a team.


The annual salary range for this role as it is posted is $68,600 - $102,800. The final job level and annual salary will be determined based on the education, qualification, knowledge, skills, ability, and experience of the final candidate(s), specific office location and calibrated against relevant market data and internal team equity. Benefits listed in this posting may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Capella Space.


In addition to an opportunity to take part in an innovative, collaborative 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:

  • We offer up to 100% paid medical coverage, with robust vision and dental plans, comprehensive flexible spending accounts, and supplemental health plans
  • Equity
  • 401K Plan to invest in your long-term retirement planning
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Flexible Paid Time Off Policy
  • Commuter & Parking Benefits
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Monthly phone stipend
  • Daily provided lunches and stocked kitchens.
  • Furry friends? We’ve got you covered with dog-friendly work environment & them with pet insurance options

Equal Opportunity Statement

Capella Space is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, and upholding equitable hiring practices.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic under federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We actively encourage members of recognized minorities, women, Veterans, and those with disabilities to apply, and we work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all applicants throughout the interview process. If you need assistance or require an accommodation during the job application process, please notify recruiting@capellaspace.com

To learn more about us, explore our site: https://www.capellaspace.com/ and follow us on X and LinkedIn to see our SAR imagery!