Staff Mechanical Engineer



201-500 employees

Satellite delivery & rocket launch services

Food & Agriculture

Senior, Expert

Alameda, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • 5+ years of experience with moving mechanisms, high speed robotics, performance suspension design, hydraulics, or a combination of them
  • 5+ years of experience with Siemens NX or equivalent 3D CAD package
  • Direct experience designing release mechanisms, high speed robotics, kinematic models, performance suspension, actuators, linkages or the like
  • Demonstrate clear communication and organizational skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field
  • Responsible for mechanical design of mechanisms used in the ground system for release systems, hydraulics, transportation, assembly and operation
  • Perform structural design and configuration tasks necessary to deliver high performance ground system and transport equipment
  • Work seamlessly across a matrixed organization of engineering disciplines
  • Perform first order layout and mass properties analyses
  • Identify processes, and facilities necessary to deliver on time
  • Design and develop first-order structural and kinematic models in support of design performance predictions
  • Produce part and assembly drawings to facilitate Assembly, Test, and Launch Operations
  • Prepare and deliver written and oral technical presentations to engineering peers, leaders, and customers
  • Own and report on module schedule, cost, and deliverables
  • Develop, document, and manage required manufacturing processes

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™.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Alameda, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



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