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Structural Design Engineer

El Segundo, CA

As a Structural Design Engineer you will be laying out and designing primary and ancillary structures and systems while working closely with a fast-paced, agile team that strives to make high-performance spacecraft from clean sheet designs.


  • Designing and packaging of primary and secondary structures and systems
  • Analyze engineering data to develop efficient structures and appropriate load paths
  • Determine appropriate materials for designs
  • Perform hand calculations to determine appropriate member sizes
  • Produce manufacturing drawings with full specifications for production
  • Update designs and documentation as required
  • Work with suppliers to produce components

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in mechanical design
  • Proficiency in CAD software with ability to learn new tools
  • Ability to model complex shapes including lofting and surfacing
  • Familiarity with a wide set of manufacturing processes such as machining, additive, welding, forming, and composite construction
  • Understanding of GD&T and tolerancing
  • 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:

  • Creative design solutions to complex problems
  • Design of composite structures
  • Ability to work with complex assemblies
  • Experience with Siemens NX
  • 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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