CesiumAstro
Austin, TX

Chief Financial Officer at CesiumAstro

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At CesiumAstro, we are pioneers of advanced communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous work, CesiumAstro is the place for you. We are actively seeking passionate, collaborative, energetic, and forward-thinking individuals to join our team.

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), you will play a key role in supporting the overall financial health and direction of the company while simultaneously focusing on the foundational business operations of CesiumAstro. You will be a right-hand to our Founder and CEO to affect change and will collaborate with the entire team to exponentially grow. **Must have start-up, high-growth, and venture-backed leadership experience. ** Ideal candidate will have taken at least one start-up through IPO.

The CFO is responsible for ensuring sound fiscal policies are in place. The CFO will plan, implement, manage, and control all financial-related activities of CesiumAstro. We are looking for a true hands-on approach with energy to scale the team, company, revenue, and goals. We are a true start-up seeking a leader that will guide, mentor, and lead by example. Your contributions will play an essential role in leading and driving the company through hyper-growth, while scaling revenue, and growing internal, and external relationships.

Highlights of this role include oversight of budgeting, R&D spending, cost estimating, corporate financial guidance, treasury management, audit, ERP and other systems implementations, forecasting and modeling, contract negotiations, as well as legal and operations supervision and other leadership activities in support of the CEO.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Must be willing to work/relocate to CesiumAstro Headquarters in Austin, TX.
  • 15+ years of finance and accounting experience, including at least 10 years of experience in a leadership capacity.
  • Must have experience working with a hardware-focused business model with Engineering R&D, Manufacturing, Quality and Supplier Management, and Cost Accounting.
  • Experience partnering and mentoring CEOs / Founders to drive key business fundamentals and performance; Must understand the balance of enforcing financial practices and budgets against the speed of delivery 
  • Must become a trusted advisor to the CEO.
  • Experience leading capital raise (debt and/or equity) inside a venture-backed growth business – creating board decks, financial statements, leading investor conversations, etc.
  • Direct experience leading aspects of core business operations – human resources, legal, facilities, etc.
  • Direct experience in developing and implementing financial management and budget control systems.
  • Direct experience with government and public contract negotiations.
  • Direct experience with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) accounting standards is preferred.
  • Direct experience identifying and implementing ERP systems.
  • Knowledgeable in US GAAP accounting rules.
  • Knowledgeable in tax structures both domestic and global.
  • Experience developing dashboards and key metrics to track the business and inform strategy.
  • Exceptional communicator and presenter, both written and verbal.
  • Passion for solving hard problems and willingness to dive into new challenges.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance from an accredited university or college is required; MBA in Finance and/or CPA preferred.

Successful Candidate Qualities:

  • A true builder and innovator of ideas and strategic growth strategies.
  • Enjoy challenges and being a true thought leader within a growing company.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, high-pressure, and cross-functional environment, where you are required to wear many hats and play lots of roles.
  • Enjoy the challenge of “wearing multiple hats” and doing everything possible to make the company successful.
  • You are a calming force under pressure and can bring added value to critical decisions and collaborate with all leaders to make effective decisions in a timely manner.
  • You take initiative and enjoy implementing new processes and procedures.
  • You have the natural ability to lead and mentor others, and enjoy creating a collaborative, inventive, and high-energy dynamic environment.

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13412 GALLERIA CIRCLE, 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)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

Jobs at CesiumAstro
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Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
1 day ago
+20
As a senior mechanical team member, you will be responsible for mechanical designs from initial concept design through requirements definition, detailed design, simulation, analysis, manufacturing, testing, qualification, and in-orbit support of Cesium's products. Required skills and experience include thermal management design, precision machining principles, thermal simulation and analysis, shock and vibration simulation and analysis, electromagnetic interference/compatibility (EMI/EMC) mitigation techniques, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), finite element analysis (FEA), and cost analysis to develop, validate, and optimize mechanical designs. Principal engineers also serve as technical and professional mentors in their field.

Electronics Test Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 days ago
+20
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

Test Software Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
3 days ago
+20
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

Embedded Software Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
6 days ago
+20
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 Talent Acquisition Specialist

CesiumAstro
Austin
1 week ago
+20
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

Principal Digital Hardware Design Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
1 week ago
+20
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

EEE Parts / Component Engineer (Electrical, Electronic, Electromechanical)

CesiumAstro
Austin
1 week ago
+20
We are looking to add EEE Parts / Component Engineers for Electrical, Electronics, Electromechanical (EEE) Parts to our team. The ideal candidate is experienced in EEE components engineering for aerospace (strongly preferred) or automotive electronics (considered). If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about product development, we would like to hear from you. 

Mechanical Design Engineer, Electronics Packaging

CesiumAstro
Austin
2 weeks ago
+20
We are looking to add a Mechanical Design Engineer, Electronics Packaging to our team. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about developing leading-edge hardware for satellites, spacecraft, and aerospace systems, we would like to hear from you.

RF Engineer, Hardware Design

CesiumAstro
Austin
2 weeks ago
+20
We are looking to add an RF Engineer to our team. The ideal candidate has experience in board-level RF electronics design. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about developing leading-edge RF hardware for satellites, spacecraft, and aerospace systems, we would like to hear from you.

Senior Digital Hardware Design Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
2 weeks ago
+20
We are looking to add a Senior Hardware Design Engineer to our team. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about developing leading-edge hardware for satellites, spacecraft, and aerospace systems, we would like to hear from you.

Senior RF Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
2 weeks ago
+20
We are looking to add a Senior RF Engineer to our team. The ideal candidate has extensive experience in board-level and system-level RF electronics design. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about developing leading-edge phased arrays for satellites, spacecraft, and aerospace systems, we would like to hear from you.

Senior Power Electronics Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
2 weeks ago
+20
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 RF Test Engineer

CesiumAstro
Austin
2 weeks ago
+20
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
2 weeks ago
+20
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