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Kymeta Corporation

You move. Your connectivity should move with you.

Engineering Director, Commercial Platform


Redmond, WA
ID: 821-965

Who We Are

Kymeta’s mission is to enhance lives by unlocking the potential for global satellite and cellular broadband communications while on the move. We do this through our innovative solutions, best in class technologies that meet and exceed our customers’ requirements.

Our core principles define the character and spirit of our employees and how we operate. We are committed to fostering a customer focused culture by creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that is rooted in supporting its employees and our corporate social responsibilities.

What We Need

Kymeta is looking for an Engineering Director for our Commercial Platform who will work with exceptionally talented teams of multi-disciplined engineers to develop the next generation of satellite-based mobile communications. The role will work with RF Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical & Firmware Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials & Reliability Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain, Program Management, Product Management, and executive leadership to define, develop, test, and align platform to meet product family objectives. You will oversee all aspects of the platform development cycle from technology innovation through product family introduction. As a platform technology leader, you will own the technical direction, decision-making process, and alignment of product families to platform requirements.


  • Ability to resolve complex issues on critical programs related to architectural approaches, requirements, specifications, and design
  • Leads technical aspects of proposal preparation
  • Identifies critical performance measures and develops a process for capturing and reporting
  • Leads activities supporting Supplier Management by making buy recommendations and other technical services
  • Coordinates engineering support throughout the lifecycle of the platform
  • Develops new concepts for future product designs to meet projected requirements
  • Recommends and manages technology insertion while working under consultative direction
  • Responsible for coordination of requirements & technical direction for product families into the platform and dependency of building blocks
  • Owns the technical trade decision process and coordination with the business trade decision process
  • Align cross-functional teams on Platform Design For Manufacturing, Assembly, Test & Supply Chain
  • Develops requirements and facilitates alignment of New Technology Introduction in support of the Platform & Product Families
  • For technical risk management for the commercial platform


  • 15+ years of direct experience in prototype or medium to large scale program definition, design, development, integration, testing, and capability demonstrations
  • Experience with design, development, and integration of networking, communications, and datalink capabilities and subsystems
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team of hardware and software engineers through the design and development of prototype or development-type programs
  • Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated experience collecting complex engineering data from multiple sources and the ability to organize and communicate data concisely to the customer and senior leadership
  • The personal flexibility and willingness to travel to customer and supplier sites and various testing locations during the program


  • BS Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering (Master’s degree a plus) Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or Physics


Kymeta is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. In the spirit of pay transparency, we have determined the salary range for this position to be $180k - $250k. This is the full base salary range for the role. Hiring at the maximum of the range would be atypical, in order to allow for future and continued salary growth. Compensation packages are based on a variety of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to: skill set, years and depth of experience, certifications, and geography. The total compensation package for this position includes an annual target bonus of 15%, stock options, and benefits listed below. We believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity of our current team members as a part of any final offer.  


We offer a competitive benefits package which includes:

Medical Plans: A choice between two competitive options

  • Flexible Spending & Health Savings Accounts

Vision & Dental


Employee Assistance Program


Paid Time Off

  • Exempt employees: Flexible PTO and 12 paid holidays per year
  • Nonexempt employees: 15 vacation days, 7 sick days and 12 paid holidays per year

Kymeta is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.