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Finance Manager (Dragon)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Accounting & Finance
hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 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.


The Dragon program mission is to reliably send and return astronauts and cargo to Space and back to earth! As a Finance Manager for this program, you will work with the program leadership to help build forecasts, control build/refurb costs and drive financial accountability in all levels of the program. 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, vehicle refurb/build costs and operating expenses
  • 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 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


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.