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Senior EEE Component Reliability Engineer



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 22, 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!

Senior EEE Component Reliability Engineer

As a component reliability engineer with Astranis you’ll play a critical role in ensuring that our spacecraft meet our mission reliability and lifetime goals and ensure that we are able effectively leverage new technologies into our spacecraft electronics. The component reliability engineer will work closely with our electrical, thermal, and mechanical teams to select EEE components, assess their reliability, design solutions to our reliability challenges, and to plan and execute additional qualification or screening processes as needed. You’ll support the team in pushing the boundary of what is possible in a geo-synchronous spacecraft design and enable performance in space that has not been realized to date.


  • Develop physics of failures based models to predict EEE component life and assess the impact of component failure on mission life
  • Develop qualification and screening tests and derating guidelines for flight rated EEE components.
  • Advise designers on parts selection based on part qualification levels and reliability test data
  • Drive failure analysis on EEE component failures to determine root causes and identify corrective actions
  • Assist in maintaining the approved component library in Astranis’s ECAD and PLM databases


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of experience as a component, reliability engineer, or electrical engineer.
  • 2+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: semiconductor physics, physics of failure, accelerated testing, design for reliability


  • Knowledge of accelerated test profiles for component-level screening and qualification testing
  • Understanding of HALT/HASS test profiles and reliability assessments
  • Knowledge of supplier quality processes: production part approval process, advanced product quality planning, first article inspection reports, product lifecycle management systems, etc.
  • Experience performing failure analysis and destructive physical analysis investigations to provide corrective actions and paths to closure
  • Experience maintaining source control documentations for EEE components
  • Experience gathering and interpreting PPAP documentation for EEE components
What we offer:
All our positions offer a compensation package that includes equity and robust benefits.
Base pay is a single component of Astranis's total rewards package, which may also include equity in the form of incentive stock options, 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
$140,000$200,000 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.