Structural Analysis Engineer

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Expand our Planet. Expand our Future.

ispace Japan is seeking a highly motivated and talented engineer to join its team and develop tomorrow’s lunar exploration technologies.

The ideal candidate will have a broad experience in the Mechanical design of space mechanisms and structures and/or MGSE.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the structural and mechanical design efforts for spacecraft development, including lander and other transportation system elements
  • Collaborate on architecture design, trade studies, component and manufacturing process selection
  • Support product definition, specification and requirements efforts
  • Support detailed design of spacecraft systems for structural, thermal and operational performance
  • Develop and maintain software for structures and mechanisms design
  • Report to the Spacecraft Structures Lead
  • Maintain strong communication with spacecraft development team leadership and effectively partner with different program elements to balance and achieve program goals
  • Educated give guidance to junior engineer

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Hold BS in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or robotics with 3+ years of experience in the design of space applications and/or MGSE.
  • Possess proven track record of developing mechanical products (metallic and composite) from concept to fabrication
  • Is knowledgeable about mechanical design, material selection, and fabrication processes for spaceflight hardware
  • Has extensive experience with FEM software packages
  • Has Knowledge of Geometric Dimension and Tolerance (GD&T)
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Be comfortable with change and fast-pace environment
  • Proactive attitude, team player

Preferred Experience

  • Proficiency in Solidworks, FEmap, NASTRAN (or equivalent) software packages
  • Design of complex mechanisms
  • Be knowledgeable of space environmental tests
  • Has experience with spacecraft design and integration
  • Has experience with new development project


  • Salary – Depends on skills and experience
  • Work Hours -Discretionary Work system(裁量労働制) or Flextime will be applicable
  • Paid Leave – in compliance with Japan Labor law
  • Other Holidays –  Sat & Sun, Japanese National Holiday, Summer : 5 days, Winter : 5 days, and Thanks Holiday(for any occasion) :2 days
  • Probationary Period – 6 months
  • Performance Review – Basically twice a year
  • Work from Home – Applicable after probationary period
  • Japanese Social Security – all applicable (Health Insurance, Pension, Workers’ Comp and Unemployment Insurance)
  • Retirement Age: 75 years old
  • Language Lesson(English, Japanese) : Under certain conditions

English Resume and Cover letter are required.

If you are currently located at outside of Japan, don’t worry, we’ll set an interview over the phone.


Tagged as: solidworks, gd&t, FEM, femap, mgse, nastran, complex mechanisms, space environmental tests, spacecraft design/integration

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