Senior Program Manager

Austin, TX
Programs – Program Management /
Full-time /
Please Note: To conform with the United States Government Space Technology Export Regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., conditional resident, asylee or refugee (protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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 place for you. We are actively seeking passionate, collaborative, energetic, and forward-thinking individuals to join our team.

We are looking to add a Senior Program Manager to our team. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and enjoy managing multiple fast paced projects at once, we would like to hear from you. 

In this position, you will be responsible for program performance and day-to-day execution, including concept development, implementation, production, modification, integration and test, and delivery. You will be the single point of contact for customer interactions including program management reviews, customer bi-weekly reviews, and major program reviews.

This position works collaboratively with all functional organizations at CesiumAstro to ensure the success of the program using risk and opportunity management framework in guiding decisions to meet program objectives. You will serve as the primary program leader for all activities, with responsibilities for cost, schedule, and adherence to technical performance requirements.

The Senior PM will establish program management baselines (integrated master plans and resource loaded schedules) to task the team, measures program performance, and monitors progress to generate latest revised estimates and estimates to completion. The Sr. PM will provide these inputs to customers, CesiumAstro leadership, and internal finance teams for revenue recognition. A successful candidate understands how to effectively use program and engineering metrics to make data driven decisions.

This position will assist the Director of Programs in establishing standard processes, practices for consistency across the portfolio of programs. As a senior member of the programs team, you will also help in hiring and mentorship of program engineers to developing a program management office.  


    • Minimum of 12 years of Program Management or Subcontract Management Experience.
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) or Master of Science (MS) degree in a relevant engineering field (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, etc.) from an accredited university or institution.
    • Experience in the aerospace industry as a system or design engineer.
    • Familiarity with RF, communication, or satellite systems.
    • Experience managing cross functional and decentralized teams.
    • Relevant CAM, risk management, EVMS, and risk based assessment experience.
    • Experience developing work break down structures, integrated master plans, and integrated master schedules.
    • Experience managing programs with dynamic and multi-project interdependencies.
    • Return-To-Green experience on one or more programs.
    • Experience in NRE development programs.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


    • Experience working with government/military customers.
    • Experience in DoD Acquisition Process.
    • Program Manager Certified.
CesiumAstro considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills. Full-time employment offers include company stock options and a generous benefits package featuring health, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, life and retirement plans. 
CesiumAstro, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.