Full-Time

Guidance – Navigation

And Control Engineer

Posted on 5/20/2024

Astranis

Astranis

201-500 employees

Develops cost-effective global broadband satellites

Hardware
Aerospace

Mid

San Francisco, CA, USA

Required Skills
Python
Git
Data Structures & Algorithms
Requirements
  • BS or MS degree in a technical discipline with a focus on control systems, orbital mechanics, or similar
  • 2+ years industry experience working with Guidance, Navigation, and Control systems on spacecraft
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and testing control systems
  • Experience modeling flexible body dynamics and mitigating their effects through system design and control systems
  • Experience with estimation techniques such as sensor fusion
  • Experience in developing 6-DOF simulations & flight software
  • Experience with Python (Numpy, Scipy), C++, and Git
  • Passion for hardware development and hands-on design and development
  • Ability to personally design, build, and test hardware and/or software from scratch
Responsibilities
  • Design, build, test, and operate satellite software and hardware for the GNC System
  • Software development including flight algorithms, simulation framework, and physics models
  • System design including make/buy trades, component selection, system sizing, and pointing budgets
  • Validation and verification through software simulation, Monte Carlo analysis, and hardware in the loop testing
  • Concept of operations development, mission planning, and flight operation support
  • Hardware development including managing internal component build, external vendors, and subassembly bring-up and testing
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to the 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

$760.7M

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Founded

2015

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

13%

1 year growth

17%

2 year growth

37%

Benefits

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.