Senior Sales Engineer

Multiple Locations /
Electronics & Electrical Engineering – Payload /
Full-time
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!


Role

    • Pre-sales and post-sales network architecture and planning, which at its core involves optimizing high throughput satellite networks by understanding and trading dozens of parameters, including but not limited to
    • Digital payload configuration
    • Orbital slot selection and frequency planning
    • Antenna system optimization, user coverage area definition
    • Gateway location(s) selection
    • User terminal selection
    • Networking / modem equipment selection and configuration
    • The role provides a balance of technical and business / customer facing responsibilities, and is high visibility and high impact. Mid-level to senior management roles are available, depending on the candidate.

Requirements

    • Strong understanding of wireless communications fundamentals
    • Strong ability to optimize systems by juggling many variables, considering all options, running a detailed trade study
    • Ability to craft highly polished presentations, deliver those presentations to potential partners, and succinctly answer challenging technical questions posed by partners
    • Process oriented mindset - constantly seeking more efficient ways of doing things, anticipating features needed from both internal and external tools
    • Link budgeting / Link analysis experience
    • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team.
    • Enjoy a fast paced environment, with just the right amount of chaos
    • This role is based onsite in either our San Francisco or Washington D.C. office.

Bonus

    • Some scripting language experience, preferably Python
    • Network operations knowledge or direct experience
    • Satcom industry experience
    • GEO High Throughput Satellite (HTS) network experience

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.