Senior Structural Analyst

Posted on 10/10/2023



201-500 employees

Space launch services improving life on Earth

Food & Agriculture


Alameda, CA, USA

Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Acoustics or related technical discipline
  • 5+ years work experience in aerospace, aircraft, or automotive loads and dynamics analysis
  • Background in finite element modeling (NX Simcenter / NASTRAN preferred)
  • Background in structural analysis and test, including understanding of strength, stability, and fatigue failure mechanisms
  • Ability to work symbiotically with design engineers to create efficient designs
  • Ability to validate FEA models with test data
  • Strong understanding of commonly used materials & their mechanical/thermal behavior
  • Comfortable with data processing tools like Excel, VBA, Python, MATLAB, etc.
  • Excitement to work in a fast-paced, self-driven, iterative startup environment
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational, communication, and documentation skills
  • Build finite element models and/or statistical energy analysis models for dynamic simulations
  • Perform various structural analyses including modal, static, random vibration, transient shock, acoustic analysis
  • Generate test requirements and qualification approach for avionics components and secondary structures
  • Execute testing (quasi-static, sine & random vibration, shock, and acoustic) from start-to-finish
  • Provide vehicle loads, dynamic design guidelines, and requirements to mechanical designers
  • Improve existing analytical capabilities, processes, and tools
  • Develop and document load cases and results in a clear, concise manner

Astra is an ambitious space launch services provider, dedicated to improving life on Earth from space. With a mission-focused approach, Astra emphasizes significant technological advancements in the aerospace sector, positioning it as a leader in space launch services. Working at Astra offers the unique opportunity to be part of a pioneering team that values innovation and aims to make substantial impacts in both the industry and global community.

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