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Cantos Ventures
Cantos Ventures

PCB ECAD Librarian



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

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!

PCB Librarian

As a PCB librarian, you will be responsible for owning and maintaining Astranis’ Altium components library. You will work closely with design engineers, component engineers and supply chain on creating EEE parts in Altium and maintaining an up to date and accurate parts database. You will also be responsible for driving process decisions, automating, and supporting the integration of our Altium library with our PLM software.


  • Create schematic symbols and PCB component footprints according to manufacturer specifications and Astranis standards
  • Manage component library and provide input on processes and standards to maintain an accurate and organized library
  • Own integration between e-cad library and PLM tool using automated scripting
  • Work with design team on creating and reviewing library components and footprints
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team.


  • 3+ years experience with ECAD library management and database knowledge.
  • Experience creating and validating schematic symbols and footprints in e-cad tools and maintaining library in Altium
  • Experience writing scripts and automation
  • Experience working with PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software (Arena preferred)
  • Knowledge of PCB manufacturing and assembly processes
  • Experience with IPC standards (Class 2/3, IPC-A-610, IPC-7351)

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 Salary
$110,000$140,000 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.