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Structural Analyst

El Segundo, CA

As a Structural Analyst you will develop and maintain static and dynamic models of spacecraft structures while working closely with a fast-paced, agile team that strives to make a high-performance spacecraft from a clean sheet design.


  • Develop finite element models of primary and ancillary structures
  • Calculate appropriate loads, masses, and determine boundary conditions
  • Specify material properties and interfaces appropriate to design
  • Post-process results
  • Determine potential failure modes
  • Effectively communicate results to designers and collaborate on improvements/solutions
  • Validate and refine model through physical testing

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • 4+ years of experience with numerical structural analysis
  • Experience with CAD software with ability to learn new tools
  • Familiarity with engineering materials such as metals, plastics, and composites
  • In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and is able to lead their own projects into completion
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively cross teams
  • Ability to communicate technical challenges, explain rationale and/or resolve concerns

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Graduate work in numerical methods
  • Experience with topology optimization
  • Physical testing for model validation
  • Materials expertise with composite structures
  • Experience with NASTRAN or ANSYS
  • Prior experience with spacecraft design
  • Experience working on a launch vehicle or satellite development effort
  • Experience in a startup or agile development environment

Additional Requirements:

  • Flexible schedule and willing to travel as needed
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