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Director of Business Development

Develop and continuously update the commercial and DOD aerospace telecommunication electronics market potential and trends.
El Segundo, California, United States
$190,000 - $235,000 USD per year
5 months ago

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Director of Business Development

El Segundo, CA
Business Development – Business Development /
/ On-site
Please Note: To conform with the United States Government Space Technology Export Regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., conditional resident, asylee or refugee (protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

At CesiumAstro , we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous work, CesiumAstro is the place for you. We are actively seeking passionate, collaborative, energetic, and forward-thinking individuals to join our team.

We are looking to add a Director of Business Development to our team. If you enjoy working in a startup environment, and have a mind for the business of technology, we would like to hear from you.

In this position, you will be responsible for marketing, sales, and developing business opportunities and relationships with potential CesiumAstro customers. The area of responsibility for this role is broad and requires a wide range of knowledge about the space industry, telecommunication and RF electronic products, technology commercialization, market analysis, relationship management, and strategic planning.

Daily responsibilities include developing and continuously updating the commercial and DOD aerospace telecommunication electronics market potential and trends, identifying opportunities, writing and submitting RFI and RFP responses, visiting existing and potential customers, interfacing with engineering and product development staff to articulate market gaps and demands, assisting in the strategic and R&D roadmaps for the company, and ultimately leading the top line revenue growth for the company.

The successful candidate will be highly experienced in aerospace electronics sales and marketing, particularly RF and telecommunications equipment. The ideal candidate is extremely organized, articulate, flexible, quick to grasp business needs, a team player, an excellent written and oral communicator, and eager to learn.


    • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business-related discipline from an accredited college or university.
    • Minimum 10 years of relevant business development experiences in space or aerospace industry segments.
    • In-depth knowledge of market analytics and technology planning and commercialization
    • Direct and support new business development opportunities to improve the company’s business portfolio to include marketing and customer call plans.
    • Experience leading opportunity captures including developing overall win strategy; shaping deals with customers; developing teaming strategies; identifying and closing with teammates; and understanding pricing and assist in developing winning proposals.
    • Demonstrated background in solution selling and developing new markets with proven leadership from inception to successful engagement of a strategic campaign.
    • Knowledge of Government contracting and current acquisition trends and customer buying behaviors.
    • Prior experience developing business with government and DoD customers.
    • Proven ability to develop and execute business plans.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
    • Strong interpersonal and professional skills.
    • A positive, team-player attitude.
    • Effective presentation skills and experience leading customer meetings.


    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering.
    • MBA degree.
    • Experience with the New Space industry.
    • Experience with the aerospace telecommunications industry.
    • Experience with startups.
    • Ability to obtain a U.S. Government Security Clearance.
$190,000 - $235,000 a year
CesiumAstro considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills. Full-time employment offers include company stock options and a generous benefits package featuring health, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, life and retirement plans.
CesiumAstro, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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Director of Business Development
El Segundo, California, United States
$190,000 - $235,000 USD per year
About CesiumAstro
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