Finance Manager (US Government Focus)



Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

Astranis is on a mission to bridge the digital divide by connecting the four billion people worldwide who currently lack internet access. We're doing this by building the next generation of smaller, more cost-effective spacecraft to bring the world online.

As a team, we’ve launched two satellites into orbit, signed ten commercial deals worth over $1 billion in revenue, raised over $500 million from top global investors, and recruited a team of over 300 world-class engineers. We all work out of our (legendary) San Francisco office, which was once used to build ships during the World Wars.

Our satellites, which operate from geostationary orbit (GEO), weigh only 400 kg and utilize a proprietary software-defined radio payload. Each satellite can connect over two million people, and we’re very excited for the impact we’ll soon have in the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, and more!

Backed by substantial funding and a passionate, collaborative team, we offer a rewarding work environment where you'll learn and make a significant impact, no matter where you are in your career.

Apply and join us on our journey towards global connectivity!

Finance Manager (US Government Focus)

Astranis is applying leading-edge commercial technology to defense applications, and helping the US government achieve mission success at a cost and speed previously thought to be impossible. This is an opportunity to work on a growing finance and accounting team and have an immediate impact at a defense and space technology company. As the first government-focused Finance hire, you have the opportunity to create, grow, and lead Astranis’s finance expertise in selling to the US Government.

You are an experienced Finance Manager for US Government programs. You understand the full lifecycle of government FP&A, including cost estimation, pricing, proposal creation, government audits, and ongoing finance support. While a member of the Finance team, you will collaborate deeply with the US Government sales team, as well as engineering, program management and legal. You understand how your critical, specialized knowledge drives the success of these teams while ensuring robust financial planning and forecasting for Astranis. You have ideas on how to implement processes and procedures to support a business scaling to multiples of its current size – and have the leadership ability to drive those initiatives.

You would enjoy being a key member of a growing team that regularly goes above and beyond FP&A to manage Astranis’s capital raising activities, customer pricing, investor relations, and corporate development, among other activities.


  • Broadly responsible for budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis, and with leadership of FP&A activities for government programs.
  • Deep collaboration with government sales, engineering and program management teams to build a detailed understanding of cash management, sales planning, operating costs, and capital spending.
  • Support rapid scaling and growth by implementing best-in-class processes, procedures and systems.
  • Create financial analyses to solve problems across Astranis, including pricing, corporate development, capital raising, investor communications, and other activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or a related field.
  • 4-9 years of experience in FP&A for US government programs, including as a Cost Estimator, Pricing Manager, and/or Finance Manager.
  • MUST have experience at a US-based defense contractor for aerospace and/or military programs.
  • Ability to thrive in an unstructured and rapidly scaling startup environment.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to interpret complex data and financial concepts .
  • Effective communicator of financial concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Identifies areas to instill discipline and process where appropriate.
  • Highly self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
  • Seeking a challenge and career development.
  • Above all, you are a good person!
What we offer:
All our positions offer a compensation package that includes equity and robust benefits.
Base pay is a single component of Astranis's total rewards package, which may also include equity in the form of incentive stock options, high quality company-subsidized healthcare, disability and life insurance benefits, flexible PTO, 401(K) retirement, and free on-site catered meals.
Astranis pay ranges are informed and defined through professional-grade salary surveys and compensation data sources. The actual base salary offered to a successful candidate will additionally be influenced by a variety of factors including experience, credentials & certifications, educational attainment, skill level requirements, and the level and scope of the position.
Base Salary
$130,000$170,000 USD
U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Refugee/Asylee Status Required
(To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3))
Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.