Scout is building a new way to see and operate in space: with a new paradigm of data empowering every satellite to make space safer. We are a rapidly-growing team; we are deploying real solutions to orbit; and our work will transform the face of spaceflight. We are looking for people that bring excitement and energy to our organization, are curious and eager to learn, and want to help drive our programs forward.

The best people do their best work when they can build frameworks for tackling open-ended problems without bias, and our team doesn't limit itself to any single mode of problem-solving. We are a diverse and agile team which values open-mindedness and transparency and understanding that All Ships Rise with the Tide. These beliefs are the foundation of our Culture Code:

  • Vision First: Every great story begins with a vision. By focusing on the vision as a team, we’re able to accomplish anything.
  • Open Mindedness: Nothing great is ever achieved by doing things the way they have always been done. To create something meaningful, we must create significance. Step out of your comfort zone and consider other ideas and perspectives. Share your ideas with the team and explore the possibilities.
  • Transparency: As a team, we aspire to be honest, open, and straightforward with each other.
  • Ecosystem Minded: Reach out, partner, and bring people from different parts of the ecosystem together for the vision and go forward.
  • Operate as a Team: We work on the cutting edge of technical capability, and alongside the most capable people in the world. Our colleagues are our teammates, and despite any conflict that arises, we show up to meet our common goals professionally. We only succeed if we all work together as one team.

Take a look at our open positions for consideration for a role today. If you don’t see something that is a fit right now, we encourage you to review the categories below and submit an application regardless to communicate your interest to become a Future Scout Team Member!

Areas we hire for:

  • Engineering & Design
    • Engineers are the backbone for architecting and maintaining our systems and software. Our engineers come from a variety of software, mechanical, and electrical engineering backgrounds and work on flight software, payload applications, guidance & navigation systems, and computer vision systems.
  • Science & Innovation
    • We are innovation driven and look for deep industry experts and PhDs in science and technology and boundary-breaking thinkers that can drive the research and then develop the next generation of ideas that will make space safer.
  • Project Management
    • We move quickly and our technical project managers ensure that we do so effectively, safely, and in compliance with customer requirements. Project Managers blend their background in industrial technology with a passion for details and creating forward-moving momentum.
  • Sales, Marketing, & Communications
    • The go-to-market team expertly crafts and elevates the SCOUT brand by telling our company and customer stories and ensuring those stories are expertly delivered directly to industry publications and government partners.
  • Business Operations
    • From finance and legal, to IT and people, it takes business operations to ensure everything at SCOUT runs efficiently and that we are positioned for successful growth in a competitive marketplace.

What we look for in every candidate:

  • Those that desire to see and enact positive change in how space is done.
  • Team members that thrive in working as part of a team to achieve a greater goal.
  • Strong alignment to our Culture Code, passion for space, & a commitment to finding and including diverse perspectives.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to distill complex, technical information.
  • We are building an incredible hybrid-office environment based in Reston, Virgina. An ability to commute to our office a few days per week will be a career-accelerating opportunity for most Scout positions.

What makes a candidate stand out:

  • A personal statement that tells us why you’re excited about Scout.
  • Why you’re excited about spaceflight or passionate about space and how you’ve demonstrated that passion.
  • What’s your superpower? What makes you unique in your skills, your approach to the world, your background, or anything that powers your ability to be an incredible teammate.
  • How you’ve pushed boundaries or defied conventions in your work or personal life.

Note: To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, any applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from either or both the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce.

SCOUT Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, a legally protected status, or other non-merit factor.