Spacecraft Systems Test Engineer

San Francisco, CA
(Note: this is due to US export regulations. Sorry, 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. And to pull it off we have to reinvent microwave radio systems in space using SDRs.

Work with incredibly smart people who have flown things in space before. We are a well-funded team that moves fast. No prior space experience needed, you just need to enjoy getting your hands dirty with real hardware and be ok with struggling to do things that seem impossibly hard.

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


    • Work with design engineers to develop and execute test plans and procedures for spacecraft components at all levels of assembly, including fully-built, flight-ready spacecraft
    • Analyze and draw conclusions from test results
    • Troubleshoot test failures
    • Operate test equipment, manage test facilities, and troubleshoot test failures and breakdowns
    • Design electrical and/or mechanical fixturing to support component tests


    • B.S. in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or equivalent technical degree
    • Experience developing spacecraft component and assembly test plans/procedures
    • Experience executing environmental tests on spacecraft and components
    • Experience with test data acquisition, storage, processing, and presentation
    • Ability to design and lay out printed circuit boards to support testing
    • Ability to design and manufacture mechanical test fixtures and skill gathering requirements from design engineers
    • Comfort with adapting to and overcoming test failures, and capturing lessons learned from them
    • Experience with an object oriented programming language (bonus for Python skill in test equipment interfaces or data analysis)
    • US Citizenship or Green Card


    • Strong analog/mixed-signal circuit skills
    • Knowledge of radiation effects on semiconductors
    • Experience with automated bench testing
    • Experience with electromechanical systems
    • Experience with testing in space environments