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Offensive Cyber Security 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!

Offensive Cyber Security Engineer

Are you passionate about breaking things to make them better? Our dynamic team is on the hunt for an Offensive Cyber Security Engineer with a knack for ethical hacking, security testing, and the relentless pursuit of securing digital assets against cyber threats. If you're eager to deploy your skills in an environment that values innovation, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking, we're looking for you!


  • Conduct proactive penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and red team exercises across our digital landscape to identify and mitigate potential security threats before they become incidents
  • Collaborate with defense teams to enhance our security posture by providing detailed feedback and recommendations based on your findings
  • Develop and refine our offensive security strategies, tools, and methodologies to ensure we stay ahead of adversaries
  • Participate in the creation of security awareness programs and training to bolster our human firewall
  • Keep abreast of the latest cybersecurity threats, trends, and tools to ensure our defenses are always one step ahead


  • 3+ years of experience
  • Proven track record in offensive security roles with hands-on experience in penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and ethical hacking
  • In-depth knowledge of network security protocols, cryptography, payloads, and exploit development
  • Familiarity with security tools and software such as Metasploit, Nmap, Burp Suite, etc
  • Strong understanding of operating systems, database security, and application security principles
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to think creatively about challenging cyber security scenarios
  • Ability to communicate technical vulnerabilities and risks to non-technical stakeholders.


  • Certifications such as OSCP, CEH, or GPEN
  • Experience with scripting languages to automate tasks and develop custom exploits
  • Knowledge of cloud security principles and experience conducting security assessments in cloud environments
  • Familiarity with the development lifecycle and the integration of security into DevOps practices
  • 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.