Senior Mechanical Engineer

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

As an Astranis Senior Mechanical Engineer you will own the complete lifecycle of various subsystems on our spacecraft. Whether it is incremental improvements or the introduction of a new system, you will work together with the various other teams at Astranis to make them a reality. 

In addition to being a significant individual contributor, you will mentor and train junior mechanical engineers on such projects. You must have a strong analytical background, hands-on testing skills, and preferably some experience with spacecraft and/or aerospace engineering.

Role

    • Complete ownership of product outcomes for spaceflight hardware
    • Develop requirements for subsystems and components including loads, interfaces, and functional requirements
    • Perform mechanical design and analysis of complex assemblies to satisfy launch and on-orbit requirements
    • Develop and define design best practices for future programs
    • Manage system level schedule and integration requirements for your subsystems while working closely with the Assembly, Integration, and Test team to enable a smooth build process
    • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team.

Requirements

    • B.S. or M.S in mechanical, aerospace engineering or equivalent
    • 8+ years of experience
    • Strong CAD design (Solidworks) and Finite Element analysis (Femap, Ansys) skills
    • Experience with GD&T and designing for manufacturability
    • Demonstrated ability to personally design, analyze, and procure complex mechanical assemblies with 30-40 components in aerospace or similar
    • A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment with hands-on design and development
    • A motivated leader who has experience mentoring junior engineers
    • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.

Bonus

    • Experience with defining vibration environments and running mechanical testing on spacecraft and spacecraft components
    • Experience running a development program while delegating to a small team 
    • Experience in synthesizing requirements and flowing them down to sub-scale verification builds and testing
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.