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General Counsel



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024
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 looking for a skilled General Counsel (“GC”) to be the chief legal officer for CesiumAstro and to partner with Executive Leadership to prepare the company for the next stage of growth. The ideal candidate will deliver results within a fast-paced environment supporting a disruptive technology company. Experience with IPO-readiness is preferred.
The GC will manage all legal functions across all relevant geographies, ensuring a high level of service to internal and external stakeholders, while protecting the best interests of the company and its officers.
The GC will work in close cooperation with Executive Leadership, the board of directors, finance/accounting, engineering, current and potential investors, business development, supply chain, and IT teams, as well as other internal and external stakeholders. The GC will also be a key contributor to overall business strategy.


  • Build-out Legal function to support next stage of company growth, encompassing a wide range of areas including but not limited to commercial transactions(including international opportunities), intellectual property, export control, risk management, corporate, compliance (including DCAA), employment, dispute resolution, regulatory matters, subsidiary management, et al.
  • Advise Executive Leadership and management team on key business decisions.
  • Provide guidance on capital structure matters including debt and equity financing.
  • Manage the company’s outside counsel, seeking cost-effective representation on outsourced matters.
  • Review, drafting, and negotiating CesiumAstro’s key agreements.
  • Design and manage processes/tools to support a broad range of operational activities.
  • Ad hoc legal/commercial advice on a wide range of issues.
  • Must become a trusted advisor to the CEO.
  • Must be willing to work/relocate to CesiumAstro Headquarters in Austin, TX.


  • J.D. required
  • 10+ years' experience practicing business law as company counsel or similar
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks
  • Must have a business-oriented, pragmatic approach to challenges that arise in a fast-paced environment
  • Strategic mindset
  • Strong team player
  • Experience with aerospace companies is a plus
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.