Hiring Senior Mission Operations Engineer | Astranis

Senior Mission Operations Engineer


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



Total Funding

$13.6 million

Glassdoor Rating

5/5 (13 reviews)

Keywords: python

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!

Senior Mission Operations Engineer

As a Senior Mission Operations Engineer, you will be working closely with hardware engineers to figure out how their hardware should be operated, and writing procedures we will use to safely and reliably operate the satellite. You must have experience with satellite operations engineering, and a deep understanding of at least one spacecraft subsystem.


  • Play a large role in the design and development of our satellite operations system and team
  • Work with satellite engineers to design, create, test, and execute satellite operations procedures, including commissioning procedures and nominal operations procedures
  • Investigate anomalies and work with the mission operations and engineering team to safely resolve them
  • Automate manual processes using scripting and software tools
  • Work with our ground software team as the user and requirements owner for tools that will help us operate our fleet of satellites
  • Lead commanding activities during the launch and commissioning of our first production satellite
  • Develop tools and processes to enable the Mission Operations team to maintain a high level of service uptime for our customer
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team


  • 8+ years of experience working in satellite operations
  • Experience scripting in any language - Python preferred
  • Experience doing telemetry analysis and anomaly investigation
  • Experience designing and executing satellite operations
  • Basic understanding of satellite subsystems (hardware and software)
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties autonomously without supervision
  • A passion for working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on development and testing
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.


  • Experience building operational software tools and user-friendly UIs
  • Experience with software development tools such as Git and Phabricator
  • Experience operating GEO satellites

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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