Business and Mission Support


Everything we do at JPL depends upon a set of people and principles that are remarkably down-to-Earth. The fundamentals of leadership, management, and organizational operations are what allow us to be ambitious, passionate, and daring in our work. Without a firm foundation, you can never get off the ground.


If you want to be better, you focus on what you do best. At JPL, Business Administration Managers assist our technical managers in all things financial and operational. That lets our tech leaders devote more time to their projects and their teams.

"My favorite thing is being surrounded by so many brilliant people who are just so down to Earth."

-Jonathan M., Cost Accountant

Business Operations

At any given time, our people are doing countless different things in many locations. This doesn’t work unless there is a core of people overseeing operations. Do we have the resources we need? Are projects proceeding on schedule? Are problems being addressed? Like any large organization, we depend upon our business operations team to keep the ship on course.

"I love hearing people accept our job offers. It represents the start of an exciting new chapter in their lives and I can’t wait to see what they accomplish when they get here."

-Tony T., Business Administrator

Communications & Outreach

Sharing what we discover and learn is a big part of our obligation to the nation and all of humankind. This is a multi-faceted challenge—sharing news, telling our stories in a variety of visual media, fostering education, and advocating for our work and causes. Our Emmy-Award-winning creative teams have sparked the world’s interest in space and continue to inspire generations to come.

Safety & Mission Success

Protecting our people, missions and spacecraft is a major key to our success. Our safety and mission success teams analyze, predict, anticipate, and mitigate risk and respond to the unexpected. We guard and ensure success of all aspects of JPL.

"I attended JPL’s Open House when I was younger, and that experience inspired me to pursue a career in aerospace. I hope to do the same for others."

-Amy T., Systems Analyst