Design Engineer, Fluid Systems


Alameda, CA


Position summary

The Company

Astra's mission is to improve life on Earth from space by creating a healthier and more connected planet. Astra delivered its first commercial payload into Earth orbit in 2021, making it the fastest company in history to reach this milestone, just five years after being founded in 2016. By achieving monthly, weekly, then daily launches, we'll create the infrastructure services our customers need in space to build a healthier and more connected planet. If you're excited by a sense of possibility, the chance to innovate, and make a difference here on Earth, we think you should work here too.

The Team

The valves team designs, tests, and continuously improves upon valves across the rocket system, providing necessary functionality and performance for each vehicle stage to deliver customer payloads into orbit. The team is comprised of talented engineers and technicians collaboratively working through the challenges of liquid propellant engine development and manufacturing. 

All forms of hardware development, qualification and acceptance tests are conducted within our Alameda facility. 

The Opportunity 

As a Mechanical Engineer within valves and propulsion, you will have a system-level understanding of how a rocket system operates, and maintain efficient packaging as hardware iterations are phased in. Engineering ownership includes the specification, analysis, design, fabrication/procurement, assembly and test of components and subassemblies critical to the engine. The ideal candidate possesses a broad range of engineering aptitude for structural, fluidic, and electromechanical systems.

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About the company

Industry: Aerospace

Astra’s mission is to improve life on Earth from space® by creating a healthier and more connected planet. Today, Astra offers one of the lowest cost-per-launch dedicated orbital launch services of any operational launch provider in the world, and one of the industry’s first flight-proven electric propulsion systems for satellites, Astra Spacecraft Engine™. Astra ...