Hiring Mechanical Engineer | Astranis

Mechanical Engineer


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



Total Funding

$13.6 million

Glassdoor Rating

5/5 (13 reviews)

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!

Mechanical Engineer

As an Astranis Mechanical Engineer, you will design, analyze, test and build spacecraft parts, processes and mechanical systems. You must have a strong analytical background as well as hands-on skills and an enthusiasm for novel design. Experience with spacecraft, mechanisms and/or composites are benefits but not required.


  • 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.
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team.


  • 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
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.


  • 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

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.

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