Supplier Quality Engineer
Posted on 9/28/2023

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.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding





San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Electrical Engineering
Data & Analytics
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Material Science/Physics or similar technical field
  • 2-6 years experience in a manufacturing engineering, design engineering, quality engineering, or supply chain engineering role
  • Experience with process capability studies and setting up Statistical Process Control monitoring
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed to meet critical deadlines
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time
  • Review Astranis PCBA and harness drawings and specifications, give feedback for design-for-manufacturing and inspectability, and approve on behalf of manufacturing
  • Generate quality clauses and statements of work for various products and commodities to ensure clear flowdown of requirements to vendors
  • Review vendor documentation such as certifications and end item data packages to approve shipment of completed product
  • Perform supplier audits and qualification activities to certify contract manufacturers for flight hardware production
  • Establish processes to ingest process data from suppliers, and analyze quality and delivery metrics to identify trends and drive improvement as needed
  • Spearhead root cause analysis and permanent countermeasures with the supplier by working with a cross-functional team of engineers and supply chain managers
  • Establish phase gates at suppliers for new product introduction and production, and manage the program to success by supporting supplier activities to ramp up to full rate production
  • Work with design engineers to capture requirements and ensure appropriate inspection processes are in place, at the supplier and at Astranis (incoming quality control)
  • Generate forecasts and work with suppliers to ensure capacity for upcoming programs, and drive make/buy trades and supplier selection to ensure a robust supply and high quality for your product lines
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in aerospace manufacturing, including SMC-S-016 standard and AS9100 quality management system
  • Experience with PCBA production (surface mount technology), harness assembly, and/or EEE piece part procurement and screening
  • IPC-610 and -620 certification, and knowledge of RoHS and similar industry standards
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques and methods, e.g., design of experiments, GR&R, process capability studies, statistical process control, etc.
  • Has experience in failure analysis and material analysis techniques – SEM/EDX, TEM, XRF, XRD, CSAM, etc., curve tracing a plus
  • Knowledge of supplier quality processes (production part approval process, advanced product quality planning, first article inspection reports, etc.)
  • Understanding of typical NPI and production ramp process including phase gates and milestones