Harness Design Engineer Intern (Fall 2024)



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 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!

Harness Design Engineer Intern

Internships at Astranis typically last for twelve weeks, and are hourly roles designed for students who are currently enrolled at a four-year university.

As an Intern, you will have an amazing opportunity to work on hard problems — we pride ourselves on giving everyone at Astranis a chance to do meaningful work on challenging projects, no matter their seniority. Many past interns have designed and tested hardware/software that is heading to space on our first satellite, and many of them are now full-time employees at Astranis.

If you have already graduated from a four-year university, please apply to be an Associate Engineer.


  • Work with the harnessing design team on designing flight and test harnessing
  • Create wiring diagrams, block diagrams, schematics, and layout drawings of spacecraft harnessing
  • Work with cross-functional teams to define interfaces between different subsystems
  • Use CAD programs to route harnessing in 3D
  • Utilize EE fundamentals to select appropriate design components based on various requirements like voltage, power, frequency, and data-rate
  • Work with production to fabricate in-house cables


  • Currently pursuing a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in mechatronics or electrical engineering (or equivalent technical degree)
  • Interest in learning about, designing, and working with various spacecraft systems and subsystems
  • Familiar with power and data transmission concepts
  • US Citizenship or Green Card
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.


  • Experience with Zuken (or other harness design software)
  • Experience with various connectors and wire types including MIL circular and D-Sub/microD
  • Experience with 3D CAD software like Solidworks
The base pay for this position is $29.00 per hour.
Base Hourly Pay
$29$29 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.