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Intern — Test Engineering (Fall 2020)

Astranis, San Francisco, CA

Building the future of telecommunications satellites.


U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR GREEN CARD REQUIRED
(Note: This is due to U.S. export regulations, and 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. 

Come work with incredibly smart people who have flown things in space before. No prior space experience needed, you just need to enjoy getting your hands dirty with real hardware and be okay with struggling to do things that seem impossibly hard.

We’re a well-funded team of over 100 world-class engineers that move fast. We raised our Series B ($90M) from Andreessen Horowitz and Venrock, launched our first satellite in 2018, secured our first major customer deal in 2019, and we’ll triple the satellite internet capacity of Alaska in 2021. 

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.

Role

  • Learn and understand performance details of various spacecraft components for the purpose of developing and executing test plans.
  • Learn to use various pieces of test equipment and instruments (thermal chambers, vibration tables, DAQs, oscilloscopes, etc.) to successfully execute test plans.
  • Post-process test data to draw conclusions on test article performance relative to requirements.
  • Generate test reports for presentation to engineering and executive staff.
  • Develop test infrastructure to enable the above.

Requirements

  • B.S. or M.S. in electrical, computer, aerospace, mechanical engineering, or equivalent technical degree, or current enrollment in a similar degree program.
  • Fluency in Python or a similar object-oriented programming language
  • Hands-on experience testing a mechanical or electrical part against a set of performance requirements.
  • Experience writing test plans.
  • A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design and development.

Bonus

  • Experience writing Python code to:
  • Interface with test equipment
  • Process large datasets
  • Visualize data
  • Direct electrical or mechanical design experience
  • Experience with RF-specific bench equipment (VNAs, Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generators).
  • Demonstrated ability to debug hardware and software problems under time pressure.

About Astranis

We are taking on one of humanity's most important challenges.

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.

Join us and work with top engineers who have flown things in space before.
We are a well-funded team that moves fast.

Astranis

Want to learn more about Astranis? Visit Astranis's website.