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Contractor — Power Electronics Engineer

Astranis, San Francisco, CA

Building the future of telecommunications satellites.

Duration: Contract


Astranis was founded in 2015 with the goal of connecting the four billion people in the world who do not have access to the internet. We improve access to internet connectivity by making smaller and more powerful satellites at a fraction of the cost and 5 times faster than our competitors.
 
Come join the world class team filled with subject matter experts who have demonstrated success in addressing a market that is untapped! Our commitment is backed by our most recent Series C funding of $250M along with the passion and hearts that drive Astranis.
 
Apply to be a part of our mission to connect the world!


Role:

  • Technical ownership of design of kW-level power systems for our satellites
  • Manage and control key components such as solar panel arrays, power regulation and distribution, and high-density batteries
  • Integrate these systems into the spacecraft by working closely with the engineering team

Requirements:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering or similar technical degree
  • A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design and development
  • Experience in designing, building, and testing analog and digital circuits
  • Experience with kW level power electronics (DC-DC conversion, AC-DC conversion, etc)
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Altium
  • EMI/EMC experience
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.

Bonus:

  • Experience with designing for fault tolerance, especially to withstand a radiation environment
  • Experience with design, layout, and bring-up of large chips, including 1000 pin BGA MCUs and FPGAs
  • Experience with power distribution networks for high frequency applications
  • Familiarity with embedded programming
  • Experience with Li-ion batteries and chargers


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.

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.