Soma Capital Portfolio Jobs

Team Lead - Enterprise Software



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 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!

Team Lead - Enterprise Software

As the Team Lead for Enterprise, you will be responsible for coordinating and leading the development and implementation of software supporting hardware design & release, systems integration with key corporate systems (e.g. Altium, Arena, NetSuite), and business process automation. Your role will involve working closely with multiple engineering teams, gathering requirements, optimizing and automating workflows, and helping us improve efficiency and accelerate design, release and build times as we build out our satellite fleet.

This role will contribute to both commercial and US Government programs.


  • Design high-level software architecture in support of hardware teams, production, supply chain and general business processes.
  • Coordinate with these teams to define a product roadmap, refine workflows and document use cases
  • Identify opportunities for improved efficiency across our processes, and opportunity to automate manual processes
  • Develop user interfaces to provide high-level and detailed insights into workflow progress, efficiency, and historical trends
  • Support all phases of development from initial proposal development through successful test and deployment
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team


  • Bachelors, degree in CS, EE (or equivalent background knowledge)
  • 5+ years of total professional experience
  • 1+ years of management experience
  • A passion for building things, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design and development
  • Experience with Python (or other high-level object oriented scripting language(s))
  • Experience with Linux and shell command line tools
  • Experience with version control systems (git, mercurial, svn, or others)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience reading schematics and data sheets, debugging circuits that interface with embedded software, from debugger to logic analyzer to oscilloscope


  • Experience with web development frameworks and databases
  • Previously mentored other individuals on the team
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
$180,000$210,000 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.