Sr. Financial Analyst (Starshield) - Top Secret Clearance



IT, Accounting & Finance
hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 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.


Starshield leverages SpaceX’s Starlink technology and launch capability to support national security efforts. While Starlink is designed for consumer and commercial use, Starshield is designed for government use, with an initial focus on earth observation, communications, and hosted payloads.

The Sr. Financial Analyst will be instrumental in the development, tracking, forecasting, analysis, and reporting of SpaceX’s Starshield capabilities. This is a key financial planning and analysis (FP&A) role with responsibility for providing executive-level visibility of key revenue and spending trends as well as business and program performance of underlying operations. The successful candidate will have a strong drive and will interface with all aspects of the company, including production, engineering, customer operations, sales, and executive management.


  • Lead forecast of key performance indicators (KPIs), including spending and resource requirements for government satellite business groups, including headcount, capital, and operating expenses
  • Develop and enhance tools to track contract performance and incurred project costs every month, as well as estimates to complete
  • Provide insight on revenue, spending variances, and department-level reporting to business partners
  • Support proposal and business development activities
  • Coordinate capital expenditure tracking and related cash forecast across the entire company
  • Conduct ad-hoc analyses as needed to support operational decision-making and improve profitability
  • Perform a leading role on internal projects, working closely with peer organizations to understand key business issues and translate them into financial models and metrics
  • Analyze and interpret financial data for use in management reviews and decisions


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of professional experience in accounting, finance operations, business, or economics
  • Active Top Secret or TS/SCI clearance


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics, or engineering
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, applied business statistics, and general modeling experience of complex non-linear systems
  • MBA and/or CPA
  • Experience in finance/accounting within manufacturing or technology industries
  • Experience acting as a finance subject matter expert in the optimization of various enterprise resource planning (ERP) business tools and applications
  • Knowledge of reporting, visualization, intelligence, and analysis tools
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to regularly interface with executive management
  • Strong leadership skills and have a high level of responsibility and ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with presenting analytical results in verbal and written form across a multi-disciplinary organization
  • Ability to frame unstructured and complex analytical problems for a broad audience


  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • Note that an active clearance may provide the opportunity for you to work on sensitive SpaceX missions. If so, you will be subject to pre-employment drug and random drug and alcohol testing
  • This position is based in Hawthorne, CA (Los Angeles area), and requires being onsite full-time – hybrid and remote work will not be considered


Pay range:

Sr. Financial Analyst: $110,000.00 - $145,000.00/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.

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