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Satellite Operator

Astranis is on a mission to bridge the digital divide by connecting the four billion people worldwide who currently lack internet access. We're doing this by building the next generation of smaller, more cost-effective spacecraft to bring the world online. 

As a team, we’ve launched two satellites into orbit,  signed ten commercial deals worth over $1 billion in revenue, raised over $500 million from top global investors, and recruited a team of over 300 world-class engineers. We all work out of our (legendary) San Francisco office, which was once used to build ships during the World Wars.

Our satellites, which operate from geostationary orbit (GEO), weigh only 400 kg and utilize a proprietary software-defined radio payload. Each satellite can connect over two million people, and we’re very excited for the impact we’ll soon have in the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, and more! 

Backed by substantial funding and a passionate, collaborative team, we offer a rewarding work environment where you'll learn and make a significant impact, no matter where you are in your career. 

Apply and join us on our journey towards global connectivity!

Satellite Operator

As our Satellite Operator, you will work closely with mission operations engineers, hardware engineers, and software engineers writing, testing procedures, and executing used to safely and reliably operate spacecraft in orbit.

Our ideal candidate is highly motivated and open to learning how satellites are built, tested, and operated - no direct satellite operation experience is required, though relatable experience is desired..

Role:

  • Collaborate with engineers to create, test, and execute satellite operations procedures, including launch, early operations, and nominal operations procedures
  • Monitor system health and report anomalies, working with the engineering team to safely resolve them
  • Participate in training exercises, helping to enhance our training regimen for new satellite operators
  • This role requires regular, consistent evening and overnight shifts, as well as weekend work to support 24/7 spacecraft operations

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of professional work experience 
  • Familiarity with data analysis methods
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties without supervision
  • A passion for working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on development and testing
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.

Bonus:

  • Basic understanding of satellite subsystems (hardware and software)
  • Familiarity with testing and troubleshooting complex systems
  • Familiarity with software development tools such as Git and Phabricator
  • Experience operating complex systems
  • Familiarity with GEO satellites

Shifts:

Week 1

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

A Days

0700-1900

0700-1900

OFF

OFF

0700-1900

0700-1900

0700-1900

A Nights

1900-0700

1900-0700

OFF

OFF

1900-0700

1900-0700

1900-0700

B Days

OFF

OFF

0700-1900

0700-1900

OFF

OFF

OFF

B Nights

OFF

OFF

1900-0700

1900-0700

OFF

OFF

OFF

 

Week 2

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

A Days

OFF

OFF

0700-1900

0700-1900

OFF

OFF

OFF

A Nights

OFF

OFF

1900-0700

1900-0700

OFF

OFF

OFF

B Days

0700-1900

0700-1900

OFF

OFF

0700-1900

0700-1900

0700-1900

B Nights

1900-0700

1900-0700

OFF

OFF

1900-0700

1900-0700

1900-0700


 

What we offer: 
 
All our positions offer a compensation package that includes equity and robust benefits.
 
Base pay is a single component of Astranis's total rewards package, which may also include equity in the form of incentive stock options, high quality company-subsidized healthcare, disability and life insurance benefits, flexible PTO, 401(K) retirement, and free on-site catered meals.
 
Astranis pay ranges are informed and defined through professional-grade salary surveys and compensation data sources. The actual base salary offered to a successful candidate will additionally be influenced by a variety of factors including experience, credentials & certifications, educational attainment, skill level requirements, and the level and scope of the position.

Base Hourly Pay

$30 - $40 USD

U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Refugee/Asylee Status Required
(To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3))
 
Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.

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