Systems Engineer - Software and Data, Space Products


Sunnyvale, 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 Opportunity

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Systems Engineer with a strong focus on software and data science techniques to join our team of experts in the design and development of cutting-edge spacecraft systems, especially electric propulsion systems. In this role, you will be responsible for using machine learning, data analysis, and other software and data science techniques to optimize system performance, extract trends, and patterns from data, and refine testing and development strategies. You will also contribute to logic and firmware development of the power processing unit in a manner that optimizes at the system level. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that all aspects of the system design are integrated, tested, and validated to meet customer requirements.

This is a unique opportunity to deploy leading-edge data-science techniques for spacecraft systems. Your contributions will be launched into orbit soon!

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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 ...