Senior Thermal Engineer
Posted on 1/6/2024
INACTIVE
Astranis

201-500 employees

Building low-cost satellites for global internet access
Company Overview
Astranis Space Technologies is a leader in the telecommunications industry, specializing in the creation of small, cost-effective satellites aimed at providing internet access to the 4 billion people globally who are currently without. The company's unique satellite broadband networks offer unparalleled capabilities, attracting both commercial and government customers, and have led to partnerships with top industry players like Orbits Corp, Pacific Dataport, Grupo Andesat, and Anuvu. These collaborations are not only expanding Astranis' global reach but also enabling the company to bring high-speed internet to underserved communities, demonstrating its commitment to social impact.
Hardware
Aerospace
B2C

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding

$555.3M

Founded

2015

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

1%

1 year growth

11%

2 year growth

39%
Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design
CAD
CategoriesNew
Hardware Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or physics
  • 8+ years of experience in a thermal/mechanical role
  • Experience in thermal analysis and thermally-constrained design
  • Proficiency with mechanical CAD
  • Passion and enthusiasm for hardware development
Responsibilities
  • Identify feasible thermal architectures and mature designs through conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design phases
  • Take charge of design trades that successfully balance performance margins, resource use, risk, cost, and schedule
  • Perform thermal analysis on a variety of different types of hardware
  • Design, evaluate, procure and test thermal solutions
  • Develop processes and procedures for integration and assembly to ensure thermal design intent is met
  • Plan and run thermal vacuum testing and verification at the component and spacecraft level
  • Mentor and support junior engineers
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with Thermal Desktop
  • Experience with ANSYS Mechanical or ANSYS IcePak
  • Experience with Electronics Packaging and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design
  • Experience building and operating high vacuum systems
  • Experience designing for a vacuum environment or environments with large temperature swings