Lab Manager

San Francisco, CA
Operations and Business Strategy
(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 gender, 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.


    • Lab organization and management, and workflow design (for R&D and Production cleanroom)
    • Creating and enforcing lab procedures and cleanliness/organization standards
    • Lab equipment purchasing, management, maintenance, and rentals
    • Inventory management
    • Manufacturing operations and quality assurance
    • Champion inter-departmental, work instruction, bringup, and test processes and procedures while also driving efficiencies, quality compliance, and continuous improvement


    • B.S. or M.S. in engineering, or equivalent technical degree
    • Start-up mentality -- ability to work in both managerial and individual contributor roles (willingness to do whatever is needed)
    • Develop and champion structured Product Development disciplines within the prototype/production manufacturing function, ensure the Change Management processes are well understood, and used, throughout the organization
    • Champion inter-departmental processes and procedures, driving efficiencies, quality compliance, and continuous improvement
    • Experience with space or other high- reliability hardware
    • Experience with Thermal Vacuum, and Vibration, instrumentation and test processes
    • A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design and development
    • Demonstrated ability to manage lab and/or production facility facilities, equipment, and operations
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize
    • Strong communication skills
    • US Citizenship or Green Card


    • Experience with Python programming
    • Experience with automated HW testing
    • Experience with RF test and measurement
    • Experience with high speed digital test and measurement
    • Experience with metrology
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