Electronics Test Specialist



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023
Astranis is connecting the four billion people in the world who do not currently have access to the internet. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost spacecraft to bring the world online.
We are well-funded by some of the best investors in the business and have raised over $400 million to date. We have a world-class team that is passionate about building amazing technology. And we have a fun and collaborative work environment where you will learn a lot and make a huge impact no matter where you are in your career.
Our team is growing fast. Apply now!

A Test Specialist will be responsible for running and operating functional and performance tests on flight hardware and software. They will be testing PCBA’s, subsystems, and full spacecraft over a wide range of environmental conditions such as vibration, thermal vacuum, and EMI/EMC. They will directly run, process, and debug test failures on the floor and work with engineering to root cause solutions. They are also responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and calibrating test equipment and test fixtures in the lab.


  • Execute automated tests and reporting scripts for functional and performance testing of spacecraft electronics
  • Plan and execute functional and performance test plans (both manual and automated test cases)
  • Develop standard operating procedures for test operations and related processes to train test operators across all environments
  • Provide first-level troubleshooting, assist root cause efforts, and implement corrective actions for test and support equipment failures
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and calibrate test and support equipment
  • Provide Design for Manufacturing and Test feedback to optimize processes and test setups


  • 2+ years of working experience in a testing environment or role
  • Experience with scripting languages is required, preferably Python, Linux Shell, Bash, and/or PowerShell
  • Hands-on experience using electrical test equipment (multimeters, oscilloscopes, or power supplies) and data acquisition systems
  • Experience developing and executing test plans and procedures from requirements
  • Willing and able to work all shifts, overtime, and/or weekends as required


  • Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline
  • Programming experience (Python, C++, etc.)
  • Experience with designing and building electrical harnesses and connectors
  • Radio Frequency Test experience (network analyzers, signal generators)
  • Strong sense of accountability, integrity, and team focus with extensive multitasking and organizational experience
All our positions offer a compensation package that includes equity, robust benefits, and bonuses.

What we offer:
Base pay is a single component of Astranis's total rewards package, which may also include equity in the form of incentive stock options, performance bonuses, 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
$40$50 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.
All employees of Astranis are required to be vaccinated by the start of their employment. Mandatory vaccinations support our commitment to making our workplace and public facilities as safe and welcoming as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals who are not able to get the vaccine due to qualifying medical or religious reasons.