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Mechanical Engineer - Assembly, Integration, and Test (AI&T)

Astranis

Astranis

Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

Astranis is on a mission to bridge the digital divide by connecting the four billion people worldwide who currently lack internet access. We're doing this by building the next generation of smaller, more cost-effective spacecraft to bring the world online.

As a team, we’ve launched two satellites into orbit, signed ten commercial deals worth over $1 billion in revenue, raised over $500 million from top global investors, and recruited a team of over 300 world-class engineers. We all work out of our (legendary) San Francisco office, which was once used to build ships during the World Wars.

Our satellites, which operate from geostationary orbit (GEO), weigh only 400 kg and utilize a proprietary software-defined radio payload. Each satellite can connect over two million people, and we’re very excited for the impact we’ll soon have in the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, and more!

Backed by substantial funding and a passionate, collaborative team, we offer a rewarding work environment where you'll learn and make a significant impact, no matter where you are in your career.

Apply and join us on our journey towards global connectivity!

Mechanical Engineer - Assembly, Integration, and Test (AI&T)

Role

  • Integrate parts and systems into the spacecraft by working closely with the rest of the team, and document and develop procedures to improve the build process in the future.
  • Design ground support equipment to assist with the assembly, integration and test of the spacecraft
  • Design high-level architecture and manage vehicle integration and test operations
  • Conduct spacecraft integration build flow and test operations
  • Develop assembly and integration test plans and procedures based on concepts and designs
  • Evaluate proposed designs for manufacturability and integration
  • Evaluate non-conformances to determine root cause and create actionable items and system improvements
  • Work hands-on with flight hardware at build, test and launch sites to ensure mission success.
  • Create, maintain and communicate detailed schedules, ensuring the team is aware of tasks and deadlines, including resource identification and acquisition.
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team.

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • 2 years of Mechanical Engineering experience or equivalent
  • A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design and development
  • Ability to accurately estimate complexity and duration of AI&T tasks
  • Experience developing test plans and test procedures from requirements
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize
  • Strong communication skills
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.

Bonus

  • Strong electrical and mechanical systems engineering intuition and critical thinking. Comfort with ambiguity and turning high-level requirements into clear design/test objectives.
  • Experience with electromechanical systems
  • Experience with 3D CAD, mechanical design, fabrication, and environmental qualification.
  • Creative, passionate problem solver that thrives in fast-paced, autonomously-driven, and demanding design and integration campaigns.
  • Strong sense of accountability, integrity, and team focus with extensive multitasking and organizational experience.

All our positions offer a compensation package that includes equity, robust benefits, and bonuses.

What we offer:
Base pay is a single component of Astranis's total rewards package, which may also include equity in the form of incentive stock options, performance bonuses, high quality company-subsidized healthcare, disability and life insurance benefits, flexible PTO, 401(K) retirement, and free on-site catered meals.
Astranis pay ranges are informed and defined through professional-grade salary surveys and compensation data sources. The actual base salary offered to a successful candidate will additionally be influenced by a variety of factors including experience, credentials & certifications, educational attainment, skill level requirements, and the level and scope of the position.
Base Salary
$110,000$145,000 USD
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.