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Finance Manager (Starshield)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

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Accounting & Finance
hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2024

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


Starshield leverages SpaceX’s Starlink technology and launch capability to support national security efforts. While Starlink is designed for consumer and commercial use, Starshield is designed for government use, with an initial focus on earth observation, communications, and hosted payloads.

The Finance Manager is a key member of the finance organization, providing analytical support for leadership of key functional areas within SpaceX. This position involves establishing and maintaining working relationships with business partners, and supporting executive management with analysis and reporting to help support and accelerate our rapid growth.


  • Identify resource requirements for business groups, including headcount, capital, and operating expenses necessary to scale a global business
  • Work with production and engineering teams to identify production and operational key performance indicators (KPIs) and analyze performance against productivity targets
  • Partner with business unit leaders to prepare financial analysis to help inform optimal operational decision making
  • Work closely with supply chain to ensure that financial obligations are tracked and committed appropriately as we scale for rapid growth
  • Partner with the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team to support financial projection analysis and preparation
  • Partner with accounting for financial close analysis and group level reporting
  • Provide insight on spending variances and department level reporting to business partners
  • Coordinate capital expenditure tracking and related cash forecasts for the business
  • Provide financial analysis and support to our business initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 8+ years of experience in finance or operations


  • Master’s degree in business administration
  • Experience working in finance organizations of fast-moving manufacturing or technology companies
  • Experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP) databases and structured query language (SQL) programming
  • Advanced Excel financial modelling skills
  • Experience with presenting analytical results in both verbal and written form across a multi-disciplinary organization


  • Active Top Secret or Top Secret SCI clearance preferred. Must be willing to pursue a clearance if not already cleared. Note that an active clearance may provide the opportunity for you to work on sensitive SpaceX missions. If so, you will be subject to pre-employment drug and random drug and alcohol testing


Pay range:

Finance Manager: $130,000.00 - $180,000.00/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.


  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

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