Propulsion Engineering Manager

Posted on 5/10/2024



201-500 employees

Develops cost-effective global broadband satellites



San Francisco, CA, USA

Required Skills
Product Design
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a technical discipline (e.g. engineering, physics) or equivalent experience
  • Proven leadership through project management, mentorship, and people management experience
  • 7+ years of industry experience in a design and manufacture-related role
  • Previous aerospace or similar product design and production experience (full product development cycle)
  • Hands-on experience working with fluid or gas feed systems
  • Working knowledge of in-space electric and chemical propulsion systems
  • Exceptional time management skills, verbal & written communication skills, and organizational skills
  • An interest in working in a fast-paced environment and doing hands-on design/development
  • Lead a team of Propulsion Engineers to design, test, and operate propulsion systems including hiring and managing direct reports
  • Oversee system design including architecture development, architecture trade studies, make/buy decisions, vendor selection, and supporting analysis
  • Act as a primary interface to other engineering disciplines, production, and mission operations
  • Ensure competitiveness through continuous technical innovation and industry expertise
  • Manage propulsion-related schedule and risk in partnership with the Program Management team
  • Hire and retain top-tier talent within the Propulsion Engineering team

Working at Astranis Space Technologies offers an enriching opportunity to engage in cutting-edge satellite technology within a focused market of telecommunications. By specializing in small, cost-effective satellites for global broadband, the company not only addresses a critical global challenge—connecting billions without internet access—but also positions itself as a leader in the satellite industry through a unique bandwidth-as-a-service model. Employees can take pride in contributing to significant technological advancements and societal benefits.

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



An equity stake in the company.

Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Unlimited vacation days.

Healthy, delicious, free lunch catered in every day.

Complementary OneMedical membership.

Great office chairs, stand-up desks, and a machine shop.

Reimbursement to spend on commuting from outside SF

Generous, fully-paid parental leave.