Intern - Electrical Engineer (Power Electronics)

Astranis

San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Intern
  • Function: Intern
  • Post Date: 12/30/2020
  • Website: astranis.com
  • Company Address: , San Francisco, CA

About Astranis

Astranis is a company building small telecommunications satellites. It offers MicroGEO, a satellite designed for geostationary orbit (GEO) and powered by a software-defined radio. The company is aimed to provide users with internet access in remote regions.

Job Description

U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR GREEN CARD REQUIRED
(Note: This is due to U.S. export regulations, and we are unable to make exceptions.)Four billion people do not have access to the internet. Astranis is going to change that. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online. Come work with incredibly smart people who have flown things in space before. No prior space experience needed, you just need to enjoy getting your hands dirty with real hardware and be okay with struggling to do things that seem impossibly hard.We’re a well-funded team of over 100 world-class engineers that move fast. We raised our Series B ($90M) from Andreessen Horowitz and Venrock, launched our first satellite in 2018, secured our first major customer deal in 2019, and we’ll triple the satellite internet capacity of Alaska in 2021. 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.

Role

    • Work with the power engineering team to build and test flight hardware
    • Design test equipment to validate designs across a wide range of stressed conditions
    • Bringup and debug designs in the lab
    • Write code to help evaluate performance and automate testing of satellite hardware
    • Coordinate assembly, integration and environmental test efforts

Requirements

    • Currently pursuing a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in electrical or computer engineering (or equivalent technical degree)
    • Interest in learning about, designing, and working with power electronics systems
    • A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design and development
    • Experience with Python
    • Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware from scratch
    • US Citizenship or Green Card
    • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.

Bonus

    • Experience with Altium Designer (or other PCB design software)
    • Experience with SPICE-based simulators (LTSpice, PSPICE, ADS, etc)
    • Comfortable with soldering and rework
    • Familiarity with standard EE lab bench (power supply, oscilloscope, multimeter, etc)
    • Familiarity with basic switched mode converter design (boost and buck converters)
Availabilities for Winter, Spring, and Summer 2021

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.