Systems Analyst, In-Space Propulsion

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Delivering hardware to space. Positioning satellites on orbit.

We are looking for an exceptional Propulsion Analyst with a practical, can-do attitude to join our in-space propulsion team. In this role, you will be responsible for the analysis, simulation and optimisation of propulsion systems for satellites.

You will see your work go from initial design, all the way to space.

We move fast, provide exceptional customer experiences, deliver what we say we will, and love to change industry norms. Join us.


  • Analysis, simulation and validation of Dawn’s satellite propulsion systems
  • Support engineering teams in the design of propulsion subsystems including liquid rocket engines, propellant tanks, and ancillary systems
  • Develop and execute test procedures to verify and validate systems and components. This includes qualification and acceptance testing
  • System sizing and component selection


  • A degree in aerospace, mechanical, or systems engineering (or similar)
  • Fundamental understanding of turbulent compressible flows and thermodynamics
  • Familiarity with rocket theory
  • Prior experience conducting complex CFD and/or coupled multiphysics simulations – including transient analyses and user-defined functions
  • Demonstrated experience with Matlab or Python
  • Proven oral and written communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and engineering professionals
  • The ability to take a flexible approach and to adapt to change quickly and positively
  • Effectively and appropriately balance performance, resource use, risk, cost, and schedule

Desired experience

  • Computer-aided design, preferably Solidworks
  • Test automation experience using LabView
  • Understanding of principles of combustion
  • Awareness of simulation validation requirements

Tagged as: Matlab, CFD, pyhon, multiphysics simulation

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