Staff Electric Propulsion Engineer
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 8+ years of professional experience in electric propulsion development or related aerospace disciplines
  • 3+ years of design experience using CAD & PLM tools (Siemens NX preferred)
  • 5+ years of hands-on fabrication, assembly, and/or testing experience
  • You have a strong understanding of various manufacturing processes
  • You have strong propulsion engineering fundamentals including plasma physics, magnetic field design and analysis, cathode design
  • You can critically analyze problems and are excited by new design challenges
  • You are self-motivated and have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field
  • Responsible Engineer for the Astra Spacecraft Engine (ASE) Hall-effect thruster (HET) across multiple custom programs and module configurations
  • Electric propulsion expert for internal and external reviews and new business proposals
  • Hot fire performance testing for characterization, qualification and acceptance
  • Design of innovative module configurations and layouts
  • Document & update testing procedures, test & analysis results, inspection reports, FMEAs, requirement documents, work instructions, etc
  • Ensure best practices in our Product Lifecycle Management system (Teamcenter) including design documentation, process documentation, inspection, and quality control
  • Ensure best practices in our requirements, compliance and verification system, Jama
  • Deliver next generation designs capable of high-volume production throughput
  • Set, implement, and maintain schedules and budgets to ensure project completion

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