We are Astra. Our mission is to launch a new generation of services to connect and improve life on earth. We are a small, highly ambitious team with deep technical expertise who love to build things and relish the idea of a grand challenge.
We strive to deliver routine access to earth orbit for enterprises launching services powered by small satellites. Building on over a decade of technology development in rocket propulsion, structures, and avionics, we are applying an agile approach to space launch.
Our headquarters in Alameda, between San Francisco and Oakland, is a sprawling campus supporting full cycle rocket production (e.g. design, manufacturing, test) and mission control. Come thrive at Astra!
Astra aims to make Daily Space Delivery possible by being the first company to mass-produce orbital class launch vehicles. This necessitates a unique reliability approach that blends lessons from the automotive and aerospace industries. The Mission Assurance team executes on this vision by driving the highest level of quality in Astra’s design & analysis, supply chain, component manufacture, assembly processes, and test & launch procedures. Our north star is ensuring a successful mission for every one of our customers.
As a Senior Mission Assurance Engineer, you will partner with leaders across Astra’s engineering, test, launch, and mission management organizations to ensure we are designing and launching a reliable rocket for our customers. You will be intimately involved in the process of launching a rocket from the very beginning to the very end, helping us define product risk, launch & test procedures, and flight success criteria.
At the end of the day, you will have a tangible impact and significant responsibility for our decision to fly the rocket on launch day. You will help us sift through launch & test data, uncover risks, and disposition issues that occur on the launch pad. You will rely on your technical expertise, plus your ability to quickly learn & digest, to tactfully push back when needed and ensure that we are always making the “right” decision.
You will help us establish processes that put quality first and ensure that we are setting ourselves up for success in a mass-production environment. Astra will be the first company to produce and launch hundreds of rockets, and doing so will require a commitment to reliability and continuous improvement – a culture which you will help to create, and drive, across the company.
You will be part of the initial team that defines how we “do” reliability engineering at Astra, evaluating important trades that weigh improved reliability, development timelines, and cost. You will bring a data-driven perspective to critical questions that will shape the future of the business.
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Why We Value You
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ITAR Requirements: To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
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