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Propulsion Development Engineer

El Segundo, CA
As a Propulsion Development Engineer you will work on all aspects of propulsion component and system development while working closely with a fast-paced, agile team that strives to make a high performance in-space propulsion system from a clean sheet design.


  • Own all aspects of propulsion component and/or system development
  • Work with the design and manufacturing teams to produce hardware
  • Ensure that the performance and function of the hardware meets intent
  • Test preparation, planning and execution
  • Resolve technical issues with innovative and scrappy solutions
  • Deliver developed hardware to the point of spacecraft integration

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science
  • Hands-on experience working with fluid and mechanical systems
  • Experience with CAD to design hardware
  • Demonstrated ability in conceptual design, fabrication and testing of hardware
  • Demonstrated ability of taking project ownership and working well in small teams

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering with emphasis on laboratory and/or practical applications
  • Proficiency in basic principles of fluids, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mechanics and materials
  • Familiarity with analysis programming such as MATLAB, Excel, etc.
  • Prior experience in liquid rocket propulsion development and/or testing

Additional Requirements:

Flexible schedule and willing to travel to remote site for testing as needed

Able to provide legal proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States, which applies to the U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens alike. [Impulse Space does not currently sponsor H1-B visa petitions.]
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