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Cantos Ventures

Senior Network Engineer



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!

Senior Network Engineer

We are seeking a seasoned Senior Network Engineer to join our IT team. This role is crucial for maintaining and enhancing our global network infrastructure. You'll be tasked with designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex network systems, ensuring robustness, scalability, and security.


  • Design, implement, and manage complex network solutions with a focus on reliability, scalability, and security
  • Conduct detailed network analysis, performance tuning, and troubleshooting to ensure optimal network operation
  • Implement and manage Next-Generation Firewalls, ensuring network security across all layers
  • Configure and maintain tunneling protocols including IPSEC and GRE for secure network communication
  • Develop and implement BGP routing policies, configurations, and optimization strategies for improved network efficiency and security
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support network infrastructure
  • Assist with incident response for network issues, providing expert-level troubleshooting and resolution
  • Mentor junior team members, sharing knowledge and best practices in network engineering


  • 5+ years of experience in network engineering
  • Deep understanding of routing protocols, particularly BGP and OSPF
  • Experience with wireless networks and troubleshooting
  • Experience with Next-Generation Firewalls, tunneling protocols (IPSEC, GRE), and advanced Layer 2 protocols (Spanning Tree, LACP, HSRP, MPLS)
  • Proven track record of managing large-scale network deployments and troubleshooting complex network issues
  • Experience with network security practices, tools, and protocols
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and teamwork abilities


  • Relevant certifications such as Network+, JNCIE, CCNP, or CCIE
  • Hands-on experience in implementing robust network security measures (ACLs, NAC, Port Security, AAA)
  • Experience with Fortigate firewalls
  • Experience with Aruba and Juniper
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
$135,000$175,000 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.