Launch Vehicle Structural Vehicle Engineer

Company Details

Launch anywhere, anytime, affordably.


  • We strongly prefer working with individuals who are passionate about aerospace and are willing to work with us for the long term.


  • If you have wondered where the center of gravity of the Penrose Stairs lies, this is for you.
  • Even better if you have spent more than 100 hours trying to figure out the best material for Space Elevator Tethers.
  • Preferably, you have also googled: “Inconel vs. carbon composites for 3d printing”


  • Responsible for build of initial development hardware, ensuring efficient manufacturability and modifying design as needed (Can’t “stress” this point enough – pun intended)
  • Perform, document, and present static, dynamic, custom-modal, thermo-mechanical, fatigue and fracture analyses
  • Perform initial sizing analyses by hand calculation, detailed structural analysis using Finite element analysis tools
  • Perform detailed fluid system layout and/or mechanical design utilizing CAD and understanding of materials
  • Seek out and evaluate state-of-the-art analysis techniques and tools
  • Identify and procure long lead items such as machining parts, seals, forgings, etc.
  • Coordinate and perform development and qualification efforts of hardware
  • Design and build testing equipment or stands
  • Manage the transition from development to production for flight quality hardware


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and commercial tools
  • Excellent understanding of fatigue and fracture mechanics principles
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends as needed.


  • Master’s degree or PhD in an engineering discipline
  • Strong background in solid mechanics and structural dynamics (custom-modal, transient, and random vibration analysis)
  • Expert on fatigue, crack initiation, propagation mechanisms and metallic failure prevention
  • Familiar with crack growth analysis codes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to deliver against an aggressive schedule


  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed.

What you could take away?

  • Your work will directly impact the company’s (and the rocket’s) trajectory.
  • You will learn rocket science from some of the most senior and respected minds in ISRO.
  • You will work on shaping space policy in India.
  • You will dirty your hands in a global supply/chain optimization problem.

Tagged as: CAD, finite element analysis, structural dynamics, solid mechanics

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