Spacecraft Development Engineer

_ El Segundo, CA

As a Spacecraft Development Engineer, you will work on all aspects of spacecraft development while collaborating closely with a fast-paced, agile team that strives to make a high-performance vehicle from a clean sheet design.


  • Understand and help formulate all phases of a spacecraft mission
  • Help to drive requirements definition, system level trade studies, vehicle level testing, risk mitigation strategies, and on-orbit operations planning
  • Own spacecraft or major subsystem through all phases of the lifecycle
  • Work with the design and manufacturing teams to produce hardware
  • Ensure that the performance and function of the hardware and software meets intent
  • System level test preparation, planning and execution
  • Resolve technical issues with innovative and resourceful solutions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science
  • Hands-on experience working with mechanical, fluids, or electrical 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 team

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in aerospace, mechanical, or electrical 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 development and/or testing
  • Experience in a startup or agile development environment

Additional Requirements:

Flexible schedule and willing to travel as needed


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