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Director of Regulatory & Compliance



Golden, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Director of Regulatory & Compliance to focus on regulatory and space, including ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations), EAR (Export Administration Regulations), FCC (Federal Communications Commission), and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) for satellite licensing and regulation. The ideal candidate will also have substantial experience with government contracting, including FAR and DFARS. The right candidate will possess excellent analytical skills and a deep understanding of the complexities inherent in navigating international and domestic laws governing aerospace, defense, communications, and related industries. Prior space or defense industry experience desired.

Please note that while there is a strong preference for this position to be located in Denver, CO, we are open to candidates in the United States outside of Denver.

What you’ll do:

  • Ensure the company's activities adhere to all applicable regulations. Develop, implement, and oversee compliance programs to mitigate risk and ensure adherence to legal requirements
  • Conduct in-depth analysis and interpretation of various filings, documentation or technology to provide accurate and timely legal advice to internal stakeholders. Stay updated on changes in relevant laws and regulations and assess their impact on the company's operations
  • Review, draft, and negotiate contracts, agreements, and licenses in a range of areas including aerospace, defense, telecommunications, and space activities, and ensure compliance with ITAR, EAR, FCC, FAR, DFARS, and any other relevant regulations or licensing requirements
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for interactions with government agencies. Represent the company in discussions, inquiries, and audits related to compliance
  • Identify potential legal and compliance risks and develop strategies to mitigate these risks effectively. Provide guidance and training to internal teams on compliance best practices
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement internal policies, procedures, and controls that align with regulatory requirements and industry standards
  • Lead all regulatory applications and periodic maintenance/reporting for the company’s satellite based activities

What you bring:

  • Minimum of 10 years experience with regulatory and compliance work in space / government .
  • Deep understanding of international trade controls, export compliance, telecommunications law, and space-related legal frameworks.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex regulations and provide practical guidance to internal stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate across departments, brief senior leaders, and interact with government agencies.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing compliance programs and policies.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Direct experience with compliance in development ITAR-controlled technologies.
  • Direct experience with satellite and ground station licensing via FCC.
  • Bonus: Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school

So, if you’re looking to design and own a full regulatory and compliance program for a company that is making a huge impact, this is the place for you!

If your experience is close but doesn’t fulfill all requirements, please apply. is on a mission to build a special company. To achieve our goal, we are focused on hiring people with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

This position requires access to technology that is controlled under U.S. export control laws and regulations. Accordingly, this position is restricted to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and protected individuals unless and until any required licenses are obtained. is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. participates in the E-Verify program in all US states, as required by law.

At we have established a workplace culture that values fairness and equal opportunities and we believe it is crucial for fostering a positive and productive environment. Regularly reviewing and adjusting pay practices to align with legitimate drivers of pay, such as job level, geographic location, and performance, demonstrates a commitment to maintaining equity within the organization. This commitment to ongoing assessment and improvement is key to creating a workplace that is not only diverse and inclusive but also fair and just. Anticipated salary range for this role is $170k-$200k subject to local market and candidates skills and experience. Comprehensive health benefits, unlimited paid time off and other benefits included. Relocation assistance may be offered/available for certain roles. is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

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