CesiumAstro
CesiumAstro creates out-of-the-box communication systems for space and airborne platforms.
Austin, TX

VP of Engineering

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Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position.

CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at http://www.cesiumastro.com.
We are looking to add a Vice President of Engineering to our team. The ideal candidate has built and led geographically distributed engineering teams developing revolutionary hard tech solutions. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about team development and product creation, we would like to hear from you.

In this position, you will drive delivery of existing products, guide product evolution, and establish world-class engineering capabilities. The rapid growth of our team, customer programs, and product potential is just beginning, and you will bring just the right amount of organization to this disruptive chaos. We are building a communications platform for the next network frontier, and that begins with an engineering team of uncommon capability and visionary leadership. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Add immediate technical value to product architecture discussions and business proposals
  • Translate company vision into concrete, measurable engineering deliverables
  • Set engineering roadmap and priorities, and efficiently run day-to-day operations
  • Envision, establish, and implement a workforce proposal structured for achievement of product roadmaps and milestones
  • Enable aggressive product completion timelines while ensuring quality targets are achieved
  • Open new engineering sites in planned U.S. locations, implementing local and functional leadership
  • Lead, manage, and inspire distributed teams
  • Develop engineering talent and career ladders, establishing a high-performance culture
  • Collaborate with executive peers to achieve company business targets
  • Assist with a wide array of additional functions as necessary within rapid growth startup

Successful candidates will have:

  • Advanced degree in electrical and computer engineering is preferred; other advanced engineering degrees will be considered
  • Prior role featuring hands-on engineering design and development activities
  • Experience delivering advanced communications products and systems
  • Experience managing significant team growth; ideally, multiples of the original size
  • Experience leading geographically dispersed teams
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong desire to change an industry and disrupt incumbent players
  • A list of successful leaders s/he has inspired, mentored, and developed
  • Sense of urgency, with ability to work well under pressure

Preferred experience includes:

  • Experience wearing multiple hats at a rapidly growing startup company
  • Background in development for government/defense programs
  • Background in RF or networking technologies

We provide generous benefits and stock option packages to all our employees.
CesiumAstro is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Where we are

13215 Bee Cave Parkway, Austin, TX 78738

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What are CesiumAstro Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

Jobs at CesiumAstro
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Senior RF Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 days ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com. We are looking to

RF Engineer, Antenna Design

CesiumAstro
Austin
1 week ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous

Entry-Level Hardware Design Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
2 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is requiredfor this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com. We are looking to add

Web & Graphic Designer

CesiumAstro
Austin
2 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. We are looking for a skilled Web Developer who will be responsible for developing,

Summer 2022 - Mechanical Engineering Internship - Space Structures and Thermal Systems

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com. We are looking to

VP of Engineering

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at http://www.cesiumastro.com.We are looking to add

Software Technician

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous

Senior Technical Sales Representative

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship is required for this position. At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous work, CesiumAstro is the

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at http://www.cesiumastro.com. We are looking to add

Senior RF Test Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com. We are looking to

Senior Power Electronics Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com. We are looking to

Senior Digital Hardware Design Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com. We are looking to

Radiation Effects Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com. We are looking to

RF Engineer, Hardware Design

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com. We are looking to

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous

Principal Digital Hardware Design Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous

Mechanical Design Engineer, Electronics Packaging

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous

Digital Hardware Design Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous

Contracts Manager

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship is required for this position. You must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more

Summer 2022 - Embedded Software Engineering Internship

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
+28
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com. The Cesium hardware

Summer 2022 - Electrical Engineering Internship, Hardware Development

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com. The Cesium Hardware

Summer 2022 - Electrical Engineering Internship, FPGA Development

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com. The Cesium hardware

Summer 2022 - Electrical Engineering Internship, Digital Signal Processing

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com. The Cesium DSP team

Summer 2022 - Electrical Engineering Internship - RF Hardware & Antenna Development

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 weeks ago
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com. The Cesium hardware

Quality Control Inspector

CesiumAstro
Austin
1 week ago
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous

Supply Chain Manager

CesiumAstro
Austin
1 week ago
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at http://www.cesiumastro.com.We are looking to add

Pricing Analyst

CesiumAstro
Austin
1 week ago
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous

Electronics Manufacturing Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
2 weeks ago
Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com. We are looking to