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Spacecraft Development Engineer

Impulse Space
El Segundo, CA
  • Expired: July 17, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Spacecraft Development Engineer

Department: Programs - Engineering

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: El Segundo, CA

Reporting To: Drew Damon


As a Spacecraft Development Engineer, you will work on all aspects of spacecraft development while collaborating closely with a fast-paced, agile team that strives to make a high-performance vehicle from a clean sheet design.

  • Understand and help formulate all phases of a spacecraft mission
  • Help to drive requirements definition, system level trade studies, vehicle level testing, risk mitigation strategies, and on-orbit operations planning
  • Own spacecraft or major subsystem through all phases of the lifecycle
  • Work with the design and manufacturing teams to produce hardware
  • Ensure that the performance and function of the hardware and software meets intent
  • System level test preparation, planning and execution
  • Resolve technical issues with innovative and resourceful solutions

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science
  • Hands-on experience working with mechanical, fluids, or electrical systems
  • Experience with CAD to design hardware
  • Demonstrated ability in conceptual design, fabrication and testing of hardware
  • Demonstrated ability of taking project ownership and working well in small team

Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Master's degree in aerospace, mechanical, or electrical engineering with emphasis on laboratory and/or practical application
  • Proficiency in basic principles of fluids, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mechanics, and materials
  • Familiarity with analysis programming such as MATLAB, Excel, etc.
  • Prior experience in development and/or testing
  • Experience in a startup or agile development environment
  • Flexible schedule and willing to travel as needed

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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. Learn more about the ITAR here.

Impulse Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Impulse Space is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Impulse Space


El Segundo, CA
90245 USA