Astra’s mission is to improve life on Earth from space by creating a healthier and more connected planet. Astra delivered its first commercial payload into Earth orbit in 2021, making it the fastest company in history to reach this milestone, just five years after it was founded in 2016. By achieving monthly, then weekly, then 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.
As Astra's first System Safety Engineering Manager, you will lead a team of system safety professionals responsible for identifying and eliminating/mitigating hazards on our launch vehicle and spacecraft programs. Your scope will include all operations at Astra, including development, qualification, production, testing, and launch operations.
You will be responsible for establishing policies and procedures that put public safety and personnel safety at the forefront of everything we do at Astra. You'll also be responsible for driving execution on those policies and procedures, iterating and improving them over time.
You'll work with teams across Astra, including engineering, production, launch operations, and launch licensing. You will be directly responsible for important deliverables that support our ability to launch, including: functional safety analysis, flight/ground safety analysis, and hazard analysis. You and your team will be the primary safety representatives of the company to external stakeholders/regulators, including the FAA.
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.
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.
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.