Astra is launching a new generation of space services to improve life on Earth from space.
A few months ago, Astra became the fastest privately-funded company in history to reach space. We will begin delivering customer payloads into low Earth orbit in Summer 2021, moving to monthly, biweekly, weekly and daily launches by 2025. By achieving daily launch, we'll create the infrastructure services our customers need in space to build a healthier and more connected planet. If you're excited by a sense of possibility, the chance to innovate, and make a difference here on Earth, we think you should work here too.
The Systems Engineering, Integration & Test Team designs, tests, and continuously improves our launch system including the launch vehicle, launcher and propulsion systems to deliver customer payloads into orbit. The team is comprised of talented engineers collaboratively working through the challenges of launch system and rocket development, test and manufacturing.
All forms of rocket development, qualification and acceptance tests are conducted within our Alameda facility.
How You’ll Fulfill Your Mission
As a Senior Fluids Thermal Engineer, you will be our resident expert developing fluid system models, performing vehicle thermal analyses, developing vehicle and ground system P&IDs, performing flight data analysis and predictions, and improving test and analysis methodologies. You will be our point of contact for contracted analyses, and we will rely on you to set the standards for analyses techniques.
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Astra, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.
Salary and Benefits
We're competitive in compensation and offer equity as part of the package. We have really good benefits that include health, vision, dental, 401K in comparison to other startups. We offer hot lunch everyday and there's plenty of snacks and drinks to get you through the day. We celebrate our accomplishments with quarterly off-sites and frequent happy hours.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
ITAR Requirements: This position requires compliance with U.S. Government space technology trade restrictions, specifically the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and additional regulations governing satellite, launch vehicle, missile, and other related technologies. All jobs restricted by these regulations will be contingent upon the applicant’s status as a documented U.S. Person or their ability to receive a trade license from the cognizant government agency; in addition to any required company background checks and in compliance with applicable U.S. and California laws. Similarly, positions requiring the ability to work on government contracts or a security clearance are also contingent upon the applicants ability to receive the appropriate clearance and be allowed to work on U.S. government contracts.
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San Francisco Applicants: Astra will consider applicants with arrest and conviction records (criminal histories) in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.