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Senior UI/UX Design Engineer - Network Software



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 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!

Senior UI/UX Design Engineer - Network Software

As a Senior Front End Engineer focused on Network Software, you will be responsible for designing and implementing the software that will enable us to design, build and manage Satellite and ground Networks. The tools you build will be used by our customers to view the performance of satellites and internally to plan, design and optimize our satellite networks and its performance.

This role will contribute to both commercial and US Government programs.


  • Lead the design, build, and implementation of Satellite network management software suite
  • Work closely with the network operations teams to create software that helps design, build and manage Satellite and ground Networks
  • Design high-performance, reliable, mission-critical software that sends commands to space
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to define software requirements, architectures, and designs
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team.


  • 6+ years of experience as a developer with focus on Front End development.
  • Proficiency with React JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Familiarity with MaterialUI/TailwindCSS/bootstrap or similar tool kits
  • Experience with system level architecture and User experience Design
  • Experience in Prototyping User Interface design using Figma / Mock UI or similar tools
  • Comfortable rapidly prototyping and fully developing user interface concepts with focus on overall user experience
  • Experience with FastAPI/SQLAlchemy/Django or similar frameworks
  • Experience working with relational/SQL databases (e.g. Postgres)
  • Cloud development using Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties autonomously with minimal supervision


  • Familiarity with Python, Go, Rust
  • Experience with developing high availability systems
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes
  • and Python
  • Experience in satellite operations / Network Management Software
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
$150,000$200,000 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.