Astranis

The next generation of internet satellites.

Technical Program Manager

Location
San Francisco, CA
Job Type
Full-time
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About the role

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))

 

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.

Role

  • Own programatics from concept to completion for projects ranging from small internal R&D efforts to complete multi-spacecraft missions
  • Generate and maintain program schedule to inform resource allocation necessary for program success
  • Run risk management process for projects including encouraging generation of risk documentation when needed, tracking of burn down plans, and approval of risk closure
  • Deliver a final product meeting program requirements by tracking key measurables like cost and mass
  • Drive periodic internal program reviews including trending schedule, risk, and key program requirements
  • Act as primary customer interface for external facing projects including periodic status requirements and leading design review efforts
  • Consult with Astranis technical leadership and Astranis advisors for major technical decisions and trades
  • Drive the development and improvement of process as necessary to achieve a scalable culture of program success

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science (or similar) degree in a technical discipline
  • Program/Project Management or leadership experience in a similar field (e.g. aerospace, robotics, high reliability electronics)
  • Previous hands on engineering experience
  • Strong communication skills, both internal and external facing
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment, overcome obstacles with creative solutions, and clearly document/communicate tactical plans
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize
  • US Citizen or Green Card Holder

Bonus

  • Space system experience
  • Familiarity with Smartsheet, Jira, and Confluence 

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.