Vice President of Engineering

Posted on 5/20/2024

Kepler Communications

Kepler Communications

51-200 employees

Deploys hybrid RF and optical satellite constellation

Data & Analytics


Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Engineering, preferably in Mechanical, GNC or Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Over 10-15 years of relevant work experience, including a minimum of 5 years in a senior leadership role within a fast-paced technology company or start-up environment.
  • Experience managing teams of 25-100 engineers.
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing complex engineering products, from concept to commercial deployment.
  • Strong leadership and technical skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a highly skilled, technical workforce.
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving capabilities, with a track record of driving innovation and achieving technical advancements.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively share complex technical concepts with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Prior experience overseeing a complex requirements driven project for government customers.
  • Lead and mentor a cross-functional engineering team at Kepler for the development, design, and successful implementation of cutting-edge satellite systems.
  • Take ownership of the growth and accountability within the engineering team, developing their skills, and sharing their responsible for deliverables.
  • Act as a change agent to assess and refine current engineering procedures, policies and architectures that better position Kepler to dominate in space communications.
  • Oversee the engineering budget, effectively managing resource allocation and optimizing investments in line with organizational goals.
  • Represent the company in technical discussions, industry conferences, and customer meetings, promoting the brand and building relationships.
  • Collaborate closely with non-engineering teams, including program management, operations, and business development to ensure the implementation of the right engineering solutions and successful product launches.
  • Extensive experience maturing product from TRL-3 to TRL–9 working in concert with production.
  • Monitor market conditions and competitive landscape, providing insights and recommendations for strategic decision-making.
  • Identify top engineering talent, conducting thorough interviews, and playing a key role in hiring decisions.
  • Ensure the productivity and job satisfaction of the engineering team, fostering an environment of continuous learning and innovation.

Kepler Communications specializes in building a hybrid RF and optical satellite constellation aimed at modernizing communications to lower Earth orbit (LEO) missions and beyond. They foster a technically advanced environment with their in-house production facilities, emphasizing real-time data access and on-orbit communication enhancements. As an industry leader in satellite technology, this company offers a dynamic, forward-thinking workplace ideal for those passionate about cutting-edge space communication developments.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



Toronto, Canada



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth