Senior Mechanical Design Engineer


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.

As a Mechanical Design Engineer you will help design and build our launch vehicle! As part of the vehicle structures team, you’ll work on the conceptual, preliminary and detailed design, analysis, fabrication, and testing of our launch vehicle primary and secondary structures (including tanks).

How you'll help us achieve our mission

Design, analysis, manufacture and test of structural components and assemblies for our current and future launch vehiclesWork with team members to define load conditions and requirements for specific assemblies and components.Generate detailed designs and conduct static, dynamic and modal structural analysis as required, via hand-calcs and/or computational methods.Work closely with team and vendors to ensure components are produced within required specifications.Generate test plans, and coordinate component / assembly testing and documentation to ensure components function as designed.Capture and synthesize structural design approaches and knowledge to improve future designsIdentify opportunities to increase structural efficiency and reduce mass and costManage and track multiple priorities across vehicle structures teamCoordinate with Propulsion, Avionics, Mechanisms, Testing, and Infrastructure team leads

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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 ...