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Global Ground Segment Manager

Astranis

Astranis

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023
Astranis is connecting the four billion people in the world who do not currently have access to the internet. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost spacecraft to bring the world online.
We are well-funded by some of the best investors in the business and have raised over $400 million to date. We have a world-class team that is passionate about building amazing technology. And we have a fun and collaborative work environment where you will learn a lot and make a huge impact no matter where you are in your career.
Our team is growing fast. Apply now!

As a Global Ground Segment Manager at Astranis, you will be at the forefront of our mission to deploy antenna systems and optimize ground operations. You will play a vital role in ensuring the success of our projects by owning our relationships with teleport operators and overseeing the procurement, installation, and management of our global antenna network.

Role:

  • Project Leadership: Lead end-to-end technical programs related to ground operations, including the procurement, installation, and maintenance of large antenna systems.
  • Antenna Procurement: Manage the procurement process for large antenna systems and related components, working closely with the supply chain to ensure timely delivery and quality assurance.
  • Supply Chain Coordination: Collaborate with supply chain teams to understand the requirements and specifications of antenna systems, ensuring clear communication and efficient procurement processes.
  • Gateway Installation: Oversee the installation of gateways and associated equipment, ensuring a seamless and reliable internet experience for our operations.
  • Vendor and Partner Relationship Management: Cultivate and maintain relationships with teleport operators, equipment vendors, and industry experts to stay updated on the latest technologies and best practices.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and challenges in large antenna projects and develop mitigation strategies to ensure successful execution.
  • Scheduling: Produce the schedules of work that reflect and track the delivery of complex ground operations products.
  • Continuous Review: Use methods and metrics for assessing the schedule, technical and quality performance of the work, and risks of the program.
  • Costing: Develop cost-based proposals for Senior Management.
  • Communications: Draft corporate communication and detailed processes and procedures as required.

Requirements:

  • 5-7 years of experience in technical program management, particularly in large antenna systems and ground operations.
  • Strong background in supply chain management, with the ability to understand and communicate technical requirements effectively.
  • Proven experience in coordinating complex projects from inception to completion.
  • Familiarity with Gantt charts and project management software.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Willingness to travel 15-20% of the time.
  • Comfortable with amorphous tasks and working outside of a highly defined role and job description to accomplish project objectives.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.

Bonus:

  • Experience in the satellite communication industry or related fields is a plus.
All our positions offer a compensation package that includes equity, robust benefits, and bonuses.

What we offer:
Base pay is a single component of Astranis's total rewards package, which may also include equity in the form of incentive stock options, performance bonuses, 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
$140,000$160,000 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.
All employees of Astranis are required to be vaccinated by the start of their employment. Mandatory vaccinations support our commitment to making our workplace and public facilities as safe and welcoming as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals who are not able to get the vaccine due to qualifying medical or religious reasons.