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Senior Mechanical Engineer
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Alameda, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Autodesk CFD
  • You have 5 - 10 years of mechanical and/or propulsion design experience
  • You have a Bachelors or Masters degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or related)
  • You are an expert with CAD (NX), drawings, and GD&T
  • You are comfortable creating tools for both design and test data processing (ranging from excel spreadsheets for mechanical analyses to data processing scripts on MATLAB or Python)
  • You have experience designing parts and choosing the appropriate manufacturing method (including machining, welding, brazing, metal forming)
  • You have a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering (or related field)
  • You can leverage your understanding of engineering first principles to produce hand calculations supporting initial designs
  • You own projects from beginning to end, with minimal oversight
  • You're excited to work in a fast-paced, self-driven, iterative startup environment, and to build the systems that enable daily launches to space
  • Own components/sub-assemblies of our upper stage system to create design solutions from initial concept to detailed solid models and released drawing packages including documentation of assembly
  • Analyze components using CFD, FEA and hand calculations to inform mechanical/pneumatic designs
  • Create development, qualification and acceptance testing plans for your system and support execution
  • Collaborate with a cross-disciplinary team of system owners including electrical, mechanical, controls, and software engineers to support launch operations; conduct design reviews and implement feedback/obtain stakeholder buy-in and to verify and document cross-team requirements are satisfied
  • Challenge the existing assumptions and design choices, bring your own design experience and influences to our systems
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in Aerospace design
  • Experience reviewing data and identifying root cause in failures and providing recommendations
  • High temperature and/or high pressure structural design
  • Thorough understanding of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics
  • Demonstrated expertise in FEA or CFD
  • You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Astra, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills

201-500 employees

Satellite delivery & rocket launch services
Company Overview
Astra’s mission is to Improve Life on Earth from Space® by creating a healthier and more connected plane. Today, Astra offers one of the lowest cost-per-launch dedicated orbital launch services of any operational launch provider in the world, and one of the industry’s first flight-proven electric propulsion systems for satellites, Astra Spacecraft Engine™.
  • Competitive Medical (HMO & PPO)/Dental/Vision plans
  • Company paid Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability plans
  • 401K with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter benefits
  • Caregiving support benefits
  • Company perks, like PetPlan, curated gym/travel/products discounts
  • Free lunch
  • Company events