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Electronics Technician



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 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!

Electronics Technician

As an Electronics Technician at Astranis, you'll be working in a fast paced environment supporting avionics, power, and payload systems. You'll be building and testing a wide variety of circuit boards, harnesses, and other test equipment. You'll work on R&D and production systems with the engineering teams, debugging whichever issues show up that day.

  • Rework, assemble, and debug printed circuit board assembly's (PCBAs)
  • Inspect incoming boards to IPC-610 Class 2/3 standards
  • Apply, remove, and rework conformal coating, staking, and other polymeric adhesives
  • Lead form components to match engineering footprints and drawings
  • Work with cross functional engineering team to support new developments
  • Collaborate with design engineers to develop and document future activities
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • 2+ years of experience working hands-on as a technician in the aerospace, automotive, or similar industries
  • Electrical rework and soldering skills (0201 components)
  • Wire crimping and harness assembly
  • Familiarity with precision calibrated tools (calipers, torque wrenches, etc) for enclosure assembly
  • Excellent attention to detail


  • A.S. electrical, mechanical, or aerospace engineering technology or equivalent technical programs
  • J-STD-001 certification
  • Experience working in a clean room environment
  • Experience working with electrical schematics and PCB design files, especially in Altium
  • Experience working with EE bench test equipment (power supplies, multimeters)
  • Advanced soldering and rework skills (BGA or similar high density packages)
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
$35$55 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.