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Building next-generation internet satellites to get the world online

Mechanical Engineer

$85k – $160k • 0.025% – 0.05%
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(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.

- Design, analyze, procure, assemble, and test primary structure, bracketry, and mechanisms for Astranis spacecraft. Components include composite and metallic parts and assemblies with a variety of manufacturing techniques.
- Develop requirements for components and systems including loads, interfaces, and functional requirements.
- Perform mechanical and thermal analysis for spacecraft systems
- 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.

- Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent
- Mastery of mechanical CAD
- Demonstrated fundamentals with mechanical and thermal analytic abilities; FEA experience is not required, but preferred
- A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design and development
- US Citizenship or Green Card

- Experience with mechanical and/or thermal FEA
- Experience with composite structures
- Experience in designing in a vacuum environment with large temperature swings
- Experience with vibration environments
- Electromechanical design experience

Healthcare benefits

Generous vacation

Company meals

Commuter benefits

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