Astranis

The next generation of internet satellites.

Team Lead, Supplier Quality Engineering

Location
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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About the role

Astranis is connecting the four billion people in the world who do not currently have access to the internet. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost spacecraft to bring the world online.

We are well-funded by some of the best investors in the business and have raised over $350 million to date. We have a world-class team that is passionate about building amazing technology. And we have a fun and collaborative work environment where you will learn a lot and make a huge impact no matter where you are in your career. Just check out our Glassdoor reviews to see what our team has to say about working at Astranis.

Our team is growing fast. Apply now!

Team Lead, Supplier Quality Engineering

As our Lead of Supplier Quality Engineering, you will be tasked with the unique challenge to create a quality management system for the Astranis supply chain. As Astranis scales up the production of its satellites, we need to build robust business processes, systems, and controls to ensure our hardware meets the highest level of quality and reliability.

This role will be the first dedicated supplier quality person in the company and will work closely with the Head of Production and the Head of Supply Chain to build out a robust supplier quality program in order to create a world-class satellite manufacturing operation. The ideal candidate has extensive quality engineering and management experience working on high-reliability products, is self-driven and autonomous, and has demonstrated the ability to build a quality system from scratch.

The role:

Develop business processes and implement systems for supplier quality functions such as configuration management, change control, nonconformance resolution, first article inspection, root cause analysis, corrective actions, containments, statistical process control, etc. Write and maintain quality management aspects of our Supplier Handbook to govern how we design, build, and test supplier hardware. Work with design engineering teams to develop standards for part drawings, including identification of key characteristics, dimensioning and GD&T, and first article inspection plans. Develop a process validation framework for qualifying new manufacturing processes at our supply base, and work with our supply base to implement. Create metrics and tools to monitor the success of products and processes in production, including product yield and statistical process control (SPC). Develop a process for regular build quality reviews to ensure that design intent is achieved and well-communicated. Assist the production leadership team by identifying opportunities for risk reduction and removal of complexity in designs and processes to improve manufacturability. Build out and manage a team of high-performing Supplier Quality Engineers.

The requirements: Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or equivalent technical degree. 5+ years in quality engineering or quality management role. Hands-on experience qualifying and maintaining manufacturing processes for electronics and/or mechanical assemblies. Demonstrated application of process validation and control methods such as PFMEA, design of experiments (DOE), and statistical process control (SPC). Familiarity with implementing QMS standards such as AS9100 and ISO9001.

U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Refugee/Asylee Status Required (To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3))

Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.

Why you should join Astranis

U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR GREEN CARD REQUIRED (Note: This is due to U.S. export regulations, and we are unable to make exceptions.)

Four billion people do not have access to the internet. Astranis is going to change that. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online.

Come work with incredibly smart people who have flown things in space before. No prior space experience needed, you just need to enjoy getting your hands dirty with real hardware and be okay with struggling to do things that seem impossibly hard.

We’re a well-funded team of over 100 world-class engineers that move fast. We raised our Series B ($90M) from Andreessen Horowitz and Venrock, launched our first satellite in 2018, secured our first major customer deal in 2019, and we’ll triple the satellite internet capacity of Alaska in 2021.

Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.

Astranis
Founded:
Team Size:100
Location:San Francisco
Founders
John Gedmark
John Gedmark
CEO
Ryan McLinko
Ryan McLinko
CTO