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Thermal Engineer — Associate Program (Fall 2024)

💼 Graduate Job

San Francisco

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  • You need a technical degree, hands-on hardware development skills, US Citizenship, onsite availability, and bonus experience in CAD, thermal analysis, electronics systems design, or aerospace projects. Apply even if you don't meet all requirements.
  • You will analyze, design, test satellite hardware, perform thermal analysis, design thermal solutions, develop integration procedures, and conduct thermal vacuum testing at Astranis Space Technologies.

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  • Associate Engineer positions typically last for twelve weeks, and are salaried roles designed for students who have already received a bachelor's degree (or who will have done so before working at Astranis). 
  • As an Associate Engineer, you will have an amazing opportunity to work on hard problems — we pride ourselves on giving everyone at Astranis a chance to do meaningful work on complex projects, and our Associate Engineers work on projects that are of equal importance and difficulty to the projects we give our full-time employees. Many past Associate Engineers have designed and tested hardware/software that is heading to space on our first satellite, and many now work at Astranis full-time. 
  • If you are still a college student, please apply to join us as an Intern.


  • Have a four-year degree in mechanical, aerospace, or equivalent technical degree (e.g. physics or applied math)
  • A passion and enthusiasm for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design and development
  • Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware from scratch.
  • US Citizenship or Green Card
  • 40 hours per week minimum
  • Must be onsite in San Francisco 3 days a week minimum
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.
  • Bonus:
  • Experience with CAD
  • Experience with analytical software thermal analysis such as ANSYS and Thermal Desktop
  • Experience with electronics systems design and packaging
  • Experience (projects or previous internships) related to aerospace

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • Work together with the engineering team to design, analyze, build, and test satellite hardware and/or software.
  • Support design trades that successfully balance performance margins, resource use, risk, cost, and schedule.
  • Perform thermal analysis to varying degrees of fidelity (simplified to detailed) on a variety of different types of hardware such as propulsion components, batteries, high powered electronics, RF components, mechanisms, and printed circuit boards (PCBs).
  • Design, evaluate, procure and test thermal solutions such as heaters, heat pipes, thermal interface materials, and surface coatings.
  • Develop processes and procedures for integration and assembly which ensure thermal design intent is met. Collaborate with the integration and test team in the installation of thermal hardware as needed.
  • Plan and run thermal vacuum testing and verification at the component and spacecraft level.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Francisco