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Stratolaunch, LLC Sr. Financial Analyst in Mojave, California

Position Summary

Stratolaunch is a technology accelerator that engineers operationally realistic testing at Mach 5+. Our air-launched, Talon testbeds are reusable, cost-effective platforms that enable routine access to the hypersonic environment. We deliver flight data critical to validating system performance and achieving rapid technology deployment. Together with our customers, we drive innovations that are imperative to advancing national security.

The Sr. Financial Analyst will support day-to-day monthly financial operations forecasting and reporting activities. The responsibilities include forecasting, departmental analytics, process improvements, cost reduction and cash savings, pricing development, and ad-hoc projects. This is a hands-on, in-depth analysis role intended to drive decisions to improve efficiency, productivity, and profitability.


Financial Analysis & Forecast Development

  • Maintain the budget center hierarchy and rate application costing sheets that support rate calculations

  • Updates estimating rates and factors and documented procedures.

  • Analyze trends and review Actuals to monthly rates and budgets plans

  • Assist with annual strategic and financial planning processes

  • Analyze business results, KPIs, and trends to deliver actionable data to management


  • Assist with the price volume development for government proposals

  • Ensure company proposals are in compliance with government pricing requirements

  • Coordinates pricing effort with engineering, operations, and business development groups to be used in customer proposals

  • Performs quality review of proposal packages and provides feedback to pricing estimators.

  • Develops solutions to a variety proposal related problems using established policies and procedures.

Departmental Reporting

  • Work with the departments units to understand operational variances and assist in developing communication to management

  • Become a trusted associate to your departmental colleagues


  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

  • Ad hoc support for Program Management, Subcontracts, and Business Development teams


  • 5 or more years of experience in Finance, Pricing, Estimating, Accounting, Contracts, or related

  • Excellent analytical abilities, problem-solving skills and business acumen

  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy

  • Excellent project and time management abilities

  • Experience in EVMS applications and management (COBRA, Primavera, MS Projects, etc.)

  • FAR/DFAR Cost Account Standards (CAS) knowledge

  • Ability to work under pressure within short time constraints and in a complex high growth organization

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to tell a story using financials and to demonstrate the future vision of the company

  • Exceptional data analysis and financial modeling capabilities

  • Must possess advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Experience with rough orders of magnitude (ROM’s), customer proposals, & other pricing efforts preferred

  • Exposure to business intelligence tools preferred

  • Experience with Deltek Suite or ProPricer are a plus


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline required

Benefits and our location:

  • $85,400-$123,000

  • This position is located in Mojave, CA. Requests for hybrid arrangements 2-3 days in office will be considered.

  • 9/80 schedule

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs)

  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave

  • 50% company match per contributed dollar into 401(k) savings plan up to the IRS annual limit

  • Tuition reimbursement

Mojave Air & Spaceport is located 95 miles north of Los Angeles. To outsiders it may seem like it is the middle-of-nowhere, but it offers both affordability and central access to a variety of California’s best attractions and landmarks. Hikers will find themselves within a 2-3 hours distance of some of the best state and national parks, including Yosemite and Sequoia in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Skiers will delight in being closely distanced to world-class resorts at Mammoth Mountain, Mountain High, and Big Bear. Beachgoers can find plenty of sand, sun, and sunsets at both Southern and Central California beaches like Ventura, Huntington, Santa Monica, and Pismo. The area also offers plenty of rural area for off-roading and horseback riding enthusiasts.

Not much for the outdoors and prefer the city life? You’re within a half day’s drive or less of Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and San Francisco where you can find a variety of live entertainment, museums, tours, and historical sight-seeing. Theme parks are in abundance, with Six Flags Magic Mountain, Disneyland, and Knotts Berry Farm ready to meet the needs of rollercoaster thrill seekers.

Food and drink fanatics are in a haven of delectable choices. Wine aficionados will also find easy access to some of the state’s best vino in Paso Robles, Santa Ynez, and even more locally in Tehachapi and Agua Dulce. Beer fanatics will find some of the best West Coast IPAs at Bravery and Lucky Luke’s in Lancaster. Any food option you crave is covered, and we always recommend the authentic and fresh Mexican food that you won’t find anywhere else in the United States.

Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

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Job Category: Accounting and Finance