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Thermal Analysis Engineer

About Starry:

Starry is reinventing the way people connect to the internet. Our mission focuses on two things. First, we’re making the experience of accessing the internet simple, transparent, and delightful. Second, we’re bringing that experience to underserved communities around the world. We approach our mission with a cutting-edge wireless technology, customer service designed to delight, and a culture of innovation and intellectual curiosity.


Why you'll love working here:

Starry is a fast-growing company, and working here you’ll be able to see your direct impact. At Starry, you’ll have the opportunity to develop and grow your skill sets. Our team is hard working, fast and collaborative and we encourage independence. There will be many opportunities to collaborate with other departments and you’ll be able to interact with incredibly talented people.


Who are we looking for?

The Analysis, Weather Survival, and Mechanical research (AWSM) team ensures that all of Starry’s hardware meets the rigorous demands of providing a reliable internet service to our customers in harsh environments across the world. Our ideal candidate will be responsible for developing thermal models, running simulations, and empirically validating results throughout each product design life cycle. You will work across all of Starry’s hardware, both infrastructure and consumer facing. You are a highly motivated, energetic individual who is ready to roll up your sleeves and quickly add value to a fast growing environment.


You are:

Quick: whip smart and able to pick up knowledge on-the-go


Autonomous: self-motivated and able to deal with the ambiguity typical of an early-stage company


Detail oriented: has an eye for spotting irregularities and notices “the little things”


Analytical: able to back your ideas and suggestions with sound data and math


What you’ll do:

  • Apply knowledge of heat transfer principles to analyze all of Starry’s hardware at IC, PCBA, and system level from design through mass production
  • Work closely with mechanical and electrical engineers, providing actionable feedback to improve thermal performance
  • Validate hardware during prototype, EVT, and DVT stages in benchtop and system-level tests


Points for..

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering (or related field) with focus on thermal analysis OR BS with 3+ years of thermal analysis experience
  • Knowledge in heat transfer principles and their application to electronics cooling, including conduction, free / forced convection, and solar radiation
  • Skills with developing detailed multi-mode thermal models and performing simulations using Flotherm, ANSYS, or COMSOL
  • Familiarity with Solidworks
  • Experience designing and conducting experiments to validate thermal models
  • Knowledge of basic data acquisition equipment including temperature, sound, and airflow measurement tools
  • Ability to clearly present analysis and test results to mechanical and electrical engineers


Bonus points if..

  • You have skills with developing detailed models for outdoor electronics enclosures using Flotherm XT
  • You’re experienced in creating reliability test plans, calculating MTTF/MTBF, and preparing hardware FMEA plans; HALT/HASS understanding is a plus
  • You have familiarity with computational tools such as R, Python, or MATLAB
  • You’re capable of performing stress analysis


We work hard, so we take care of each other and try to enjoy ourselves along the way. We have:

  • Premium medical, dental, and vision coverage with no employee contribution required
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Catered lunches every Monday & cocktails on Friday during our weekly company meeting
  • Wine, beer, spirits, and snacks always on hand
  • Secure bike storage in the building
  • Private shower facilities in our office
  • Free gym in the building
  • Groups for skiing, biking, running, climbing, stretching, shuffleboard, darts, and more




Happy Interneting!

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.


Starry, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.


Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.