Astranis

The next generation of internet satellites.

Spacecraft Engineer - Office of the CTO at Astranis

Location
San Francisco, CA
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ 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!

Spacecraft Engineer - Office of the CTO

Join the Office of the CTO to lead trade studies, solve cross-functional problems and challenges, and develop cross-functional systems and processes to ensure smooth functioning across the R&D organization.

Role:

  • Lead and assist others in trade studies and other key decision points
  • Lead technical firefighting efforts and marshall resources to help resolve core and/or urgent issues across the organization and across all stages of design and production.
  • Keep an eye on things that are happening across the organization to find issues before they present themselves, and connect together parts of the organization that aren’t communicating as effectively as they should
  • Have awareness of the schedule and risks associated with active programs in order to foresee problems, and take charge to solve these issues
  • Champion R&D processes and key metrics across the organization, obtaining buy-in from the team where necessary
  • Drive the development and improvement of process as necessary to achieve a scalable culture of program success
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science (or similar) degree in a technical discipline
  • Experience as a hands-on engineer or other technical domain expert. Note that both junior and senior engineers are sought for this role.
  • Strong communication skills, both internal and external facing
  • Ability to lead outside of the traditional reporting chain
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment, overcome obstacles with creative solutions, and clearly document/communicate tactical plans
  • Ability to process information quickly, handle multiple tasks, and prioritize
  • Incredibly organized
  • Ability to work at the deeply technical level while keeping the strategic impacts in mind
  • US Citizen or Green Card Holder

Bonus:

  • Space system or integrated vehicle experience
  • Familiarity with Smartsheet, Jira, and Confluence
  • Deep technical experience across multiple domains

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.