Senior Propulsion Engineer

San Francisco, CA /
Mechanical & Propulsion Engineering – Propulsion Engineering /
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.

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Senior Propulsion Engineer
As our Senior Propulsion Engineer you will be an asset in designing, building, and testing our propulsion system. You will use your experience to improve the performance of our design and to provide mentorship to younger engineers on the team. You will be a part of the production of many satellites that will provide service to underserved areas.


    • Become a technical leader and help shape the future of propulsion systems at Astranis
    • Design, analyze, and document in space propulsion systems to meet existing and future mission requirements
    • Define and execute on component through system level testing including test equipment design
    • Support assembly integration and test processes through launch including troubleshooting issues with spacecraft propulsion system
    • Work across teams to solve problems and meet goals in a highly collaborative work environment
    • Mentor entry level engineers and interns and support hiring initiatives


    • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a technical discipline (e.g. engineering, physics) or equivalent experience
    • 8+ years of industry experience in a design and manufacture related role
    • Previous aerospace or similar product design and production experience (full product development cycle)
    • Hands-on experience working with fluid or gas feed systems
    • Working knowledge of in space electric and chemical propulsion systems
    • Exceptional time management skills, verbal & written communication skills, and organizational skills
    • An interest in working in a fast-paced environment and doing hands-on design/development
    • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria


    • Experience with fluid and gas system component design
    • Familiarity with AFSPCMAN 91-710 and other Range Safety documentation and requirements
    • Experience writing Python for scientific calculation and data processing
    • Specific experience with low thrust monopropellant, green monopropellant, and electric propulsion systems
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.