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Spacecraft Mechanical Engineer

Muon Space Inc
Mountain View, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
About Muon Space

Muon Space is working at the forefront of satellites, advanced sensors, business intelligence, and climate science to allow humanity to close the loop on climate change. From satellite missions to modeling to data analytics and actionable insights, we believe measuring, understanding and predicting Earth’s complex, coupled systems is both a great business opportunity and key to leaving future generations a livable, productive and healthy planet.

We are a geographically diverse company with teams in the San Francisco bay area, Los Angeles, and Boulder, Colorado. We seek great talent wherever it may be.

About the role

Muon seeks an experienced Mechanical Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate can go deep on design and analysis but also has a “systems mindset” and will be a force multiplier working with other disciplines to arrive at an elegant, well-balanced design. Being an early-stage startup with a small team, breadth is extremely important and we expect this person to dive into structural analysis, dynamics, thermal design, PDM/PLM, supplier bring up and management and everything else associated with the full lifecycle of an electromechanical product.

Leadership is also a key attribute we seek for this role. Muon’s team will be growing rapidly over time and there will be opportunities for both direct-management and indirect (tutoring, mentoring) leadership.

  • Create, review and refine spacecraft mechanical design in a modern CAD package (Solidworks, NX, Catia, Creo)

  • Perform structural and dynamic analyses to support the mechanical design evolution

  • Establish mechanical engineering standards and culture

  • Define and drive mechanical/structural validation and test approach

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to conduct mechanical tests

  • M.S. or higher degree in an engineering field, preferably Mechanical

  • Extensive experience as an individual contributor structural/mechanical engineer

  • 8+ years of experience working on mechanical design/analysis for spacecraft or aerospace systems

  • Experience running structural analyses for spacecraft

  • Experience designing and executing structural tests for spacecraft

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and coordination skills

  • A dedication to decision making based on the most important factors and data

  • Excited to work in a fast-paced environment with new challenges each week

Nice-to-have Skills
  • Software skills in one or more of Python, Matlab, C, C++

  • Experience as a systems engineer

  • Experience working on thermal management systems for spacecraft

  • Experience running thermal analyses and familiarity with thermal simulation software packages (e.g. Thermal Desktop)

Equal Opportunity

At Muon, our mission embraces the entire planet and we believe our team should too. Muon is dedicated to creating a diverse and dynamic company and workforce. We believe in equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or gender identity. If you need a reasonable accommodation as part of your application for employment or interviews with us, please let us know.

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