Electrical Engineer



Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Astranis is on a mission to bridge the digital divide by connecting the four billion people worldwide who currently lack internet access. We're doing this by building the next generation of smaller, more cost-effective spacecraft to bring the world online.

As a team, we’ve launched two satellites into orbit, signed ten commercial deals worth over $1 billion in revenue, raised over $500 million from top global investors, and recruited a team of over 300 world-class engineers. We all work out of our (legendary) San Francisco office, which was once used to build ships during the World Wars.

Our satellites, which operate from geostationary orbit (GEO), weigh only 400 kg and utilize a proprietary software-defined radio payload. Each satellite can connect over two million people, and we’re very excited for the impact we’ll soon have in the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, and more!

Backed by substantial funding and a passionate, collaborative team, we offer a rewarding work environment where you'll learn and make a significant impact, no matter where you are in your career.

Apply and join us on our journey towards global connectivity!

Electrical Engineer

As an electrical engineer on the Avionics team at Astranis, you will be responsible for designing the flight hardware that forms the backbone of our satellite's internal communication, power distribution, sensor aggregation, and flight computer systems. You'll take ownership of the full lifecycle for your hardware designs and work collaboratively with engineers across the organization to develop creative and innovative solutions that will push the envelope of satellite technology.


  • Design circuits and PCBs for various spacecraft subsystems
  • Characterize, test, and validate hardware systems across the spacecraft
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team to architecture, design, and execute for satellite avionics
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team


  • B.S. or M.S. in electrical or computer engineering, or equivalent technical degree
  • A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design and development
  • Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware from scratch
  • Strong analog/mixed-signal circuit design skills
  • Experience with debugging circuits with embedded software, from oscilloscope to firmware


  • Experience with FPGAs, microcontrollers, and communication schemes (RS-485, SPI, Ethernet, I2C)
  • Experience with C, C++, or Python
  • Radiation effects knowledge
  • Environmental test experience
What we offer:
All our positions offer a compensation package that includes equity and robust benefits.
Base pay is a single component of Astranis's total rewards package, which may also include equity in the form of incentive stock options, high quality company-subsidized healthcare, disability and life insurance benefits, flexible PTO, 401(K) retirement, and free on-site catered meals.
Astranis pay ranges are informed and defined through professional-grade salary surveys and compensation data sources. The actual base salary offered to a successful candidate will additionally be influenced by a variety of factors including experience, credentials & certifications, educational attainment, skill level requirements, and the level and scope of the position.
Base Salary
$110,000$140,000 USD
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.