Propulsion Engineer

Company Details

Expand our Planet. Expand our future

ispace Technologies, US. located in Denver Colorado is a looking for a highly motivated and talented Propulsion Engineer to join its new team.

We are a small, agile, and highly determined to go the extra distance to pave the way for a new frontier in space. Working at ispace will require the ability to thrive in the unknown, an eagerness to be a pioneer in a new industry, and a willingness to work in an international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary environment. Motivated, talented, and hardworking people: we invite you to join us for an exciting new challenge!

The successful candidate will be capable of taking initiative and solving problems in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should possess a proven record of effectively communicating and managing relationships to deliver results.

To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations (ITAR and EAR), applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State

ispace is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Key Responsibilities

  • Rapidly design, develop and test a highly reliable lander propulsion system
  • Evaluate and develop propulsion architecture and requirements, ensuring manufacturability is a priority
  • Drive component design and selection as well as system verification testing, troubleshooting and requirement(s) closure
  • Establish fluid analysis processes, conducts performance tests on representative models or prototypes to ensure quality and performance standards are met
  • Analyze for damage tolerance, durability, design allowable as well as leading subsystem structural modeling
  • Collaborate with software, hardware, supply chain and integration teams
  • Create and manage supplier statements of work

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills / Experience)

  • BS in mechanical or aerospace engineering with 5+ years of experience in spacecraft and/or launch vehicle propulsion systems
  • Proven track record of leading design development from design through fabrication, testing and integration
  • Knowledgeable about mechanical design, material selection, and fabrication processes for spaceflight hardware
  • Experience with fluid dynamics and pressurized components (valves, regulators, tubes, pipes, etc.)
  • Experience leading operation-critical mechanical design, including basic structures, fluids calculations, and design considerations
  • Acumen with analysis tools for rocket propulsion or fluid-thermal applications
  • Prior experience with developing, maintaining and improving welding processes
  • Familiarity with project management tools, including Atlassian

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills / Experience)

  • Proficiency in Solidworks, Femap, NASTRAN (or equivalent) software packages
  • Experience with complex spacecraft design and integration
  • Design-for-manufacturing experience
  • Knowledgeable of space environmental tests
  • Experience with common industry standards for spacecraft structural and mechanical design, test and integration; including, but not limited to, AIAA S-080, AIAA S-081,
    NASA-STD-5001, NASA-STD-5017 & SMC-S-016

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced design and development environment
  • Schedule may vary depending on program development needs; flexibility required
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required

Tagged as: solidworks, femap, nastran, Atlassian, rocket propulsion, nasa-std-5001, fluid-thermal applications, spacecraft vehicle propulsion systems, aiaa s-080, aiaa s-081, nasa-std-5017 & smc-s-016

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