Director of Regulatory Affairs

Xona Space Systems

San Mateo, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Aug 28

Interested in building a new generation of GNSS satellites at the speed of new space?

GNSS (GPS) creates upwards of $500B in economic value in the US every year, supporting everything from consumer applications, to transportation systems, to time sync for critical infrastructure. As these industries progress towards autonomy the performance and security demands of their navigation systems are increasing beyond what GNSS can support, leaving a need for a cost-effective global solution.

Using lessons we've learned at places like SpaceX and Blue Origin, Xona is constructing a modern satellite network at the rapid pace of the new space industry leveraging the recent wave of technology and regulatory advancements. Building on our patent pending small satellite architecture, we are developing a robust and accurate service that is an independent alternative to GNSS rather than a correction, solving the longstanding challenge of obtaining a reliable high accuracy solution from the very fragile GNSS signals. Our satellite system will provide the first ever high-accuracy global navigation and timing services with the security and resilience modern applications need to operate safely at scale.

At Xona you will develop state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions to solve real problems that can have a massive world impact. Xona is driven by the mission to enable modern devices to operate safely in any environment, anywhere on Earth, and unlock the true potential of the age of autonomy.

Xona is looking for a Director of Regulatory Affairs to lead Xonas regulatory compliance and efforts to advocate for policies in Xonas interests. As the leader of Xonas regulatory effort you will oversee all things regulatory and policy related. This includes the management of Xonas frequency filings, the compilation of relevant FCC application information for the Xona constellation, and interactions with US government agencies to coordinate spectrum use. You will also lead international coordination efforts facilitated through the International Telecommunications Union and work with technical teams to produce relevant information for the Xona application and coordination efforts. Outside spectrum policy, you will also lead Xonas efforts in broader space policy efforts and participate in national and international groups to advocate on behalf of Xona. You will also lead efforts internally to ensure compliance with ITAR, EAR, and other applicable regulations.

Desired Qualification (not all are expected):

  • Understanding of general spectrum use and policies
  • Understanding of Radio Navigation Satellite Service (RNSS) spectrum use and policies
  • Experience coordinating with international entities through the International Telecommunications Union
  • Experience advocating policy positions in both the national and international landscape

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years work experience in support of regulatory and/or policy affairs 
  • Knowledge of U.S. export control restrictions and experience in applying them within organizations
  • To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States (i.e. Green Card holder), or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

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