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Cantos Ventures

Environmental Test Engineer - Dynamics



Quality Assurance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 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!

As an Environmental Test Engineer, you will have the unique challenge of working at the intersection of all engineering disciplines to ensure our hardware meets the highest level of quality and reliability. You will be responsible for developing and implementing test plans, fixtures, and processes to execute dynamic testing of components, subsystems and spacecrafts, working directly with the production and engineering teams.


  • Define test processes and setup of the dynamics environmental test areas and systems.
  • Collaborate with design engineering to define dynamics environmental test equipment specifications, identify vendors, qualify equipment, and introduce to production.
  • Design and develop test setups and fixturing for engineering development and qualification testing.
  • Perform dynamics analysis, evaluate test results, and prepare test reports for stakeholder review.
  • Lead root cause analysis efforts for dynamics environmental test equipment, fixtures, and procedure related issues.
  • Lead Design for Test efforts to optimize for environmental test production processes.
  • Create procedures, standards, and tools for test operations and related processes.
  • Operate and conduct environmental testing as needed.
  • Provide direction for technicians as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline.
  • 2+ years of working experience in testing electronics, electro-mechanical assemblies, or integrated systems.
  • Experience in performing vibration, shock, or acoustic testing.
  • Experience developing and executing test plans and test procedures from requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly cross-functional role.


  • Hands-on experience using data acquisition systems.
  • Experience with space flight components and spacecraft environmental testing.
  • Experience with designing and building electrical harnesses and connectors.
  • Experience in operating cranes, man lifts, forklifts, and handling equipment.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, iterative design environment within the consumer electronics, medical devices, aerospace, marine, or automotive industries.
  • Creative, passionate problem solver that thrives in fast-paced, autonomously-driven, and demanding design and integration campaigns.
  • Strong sense of accountability, integrity, and team focus with extensive multitasking and organizational experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. Ability to produce executive-level reports and presentations to efficiently convey information about large data sets.
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
$100,000$130,000 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.