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Cantos Ventures
Cantos Ventures

Network Security Specialist



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 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!

Network Security Specialist

Are you passionate about safeguarding digital landscapes and keen on turning defensive strategies into airtight realities? At Astranis, we're on the hunt for a Network Security Specialist who thrives in both dissecting potential threats and fortifying our digital battlements. With a role at the crossroads of analysis and administration, you'll be the linchpin in our efforts to ensure our networks are resilient against the tides of cyber threats. Join us in our mission to protect, serve, and innovate in the digital realm.


  • Monitor the organization's network for security breaches and investigation suspicious activity
  • Conduct thorough assessments and audits to identify potential vulnerabilities within the network infrastructure
  • Implement, configure, and maintain network security solutions, including firewalls, antivirus software, and intrusion detection/prevention systems
  • Develop and enforce security policies and procedures to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data
  • Coordinate with IT and other departments to enhance security protocols and response strategies
  • Assist in the development and delivery of user security awareness training


  • 3+ years of experience
  • Proven experience in a network security role, with a strong understanding of network infrastructure and security protocols
  • Hands-on experience with network security technologies (firewalls, antivirus, IDS/IPS)
  • Experience with SIEM tools such as Splunk or Rapid7
  • Familiarity with security standards and frameworks (e.g., ISO 27001, NIST)
  • Ability to analyze and resolve security breaches and vulnerabilities
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities


  • Certifications such as OSCP, CEH, or Security+
  • Experience with cloud security principles and technologies
  • Knowledge of scripting languages
  • Previous experience in a similar environment
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$180,000 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.