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Stratolaunch, LLC Sr. Hypersonics Engineer in Mojave, California

Position Summary

Stratolaunch is developing hypersonic vehicles to support various Department of Defense and commercial applications. Stratolaunch needs engineers with hypersonic experience to support the design, analysis and test of hypersonic vehicles. Candidates must have an Engineering degree, preferably with hypersonic flight experience.

As Sr. Engineer, you will be a member of the Hypersonics Engineering team, working in the Stratolaunch Engineering department. You will contribute to the design and integration of Stratolaunch hypersonic vehicles.

This position is preferably based in Mojave, CA but alternate options are available.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform analytical and numerical analyses to support your Engineering responsibilities.

  • Develop CAD models and designs to complete your Engineering responsibilities.

  • Support design and vehicle integration of various types of hypersonic systems.

  • Contribute to test operations of hypersonic vehicles.

  • Contribute to advanced design tool development.

  • Participate in safety reviews, as required.

  • Help resolve technical challenges, as required.

  • Contribute to the integration of complex aerospace systems.

  • Support the preparation of business proposals to the US Government and industry.

  • Travel, as needed, to support the company.

  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity, and fulfillment of commitments.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Engineering degree in one of the following disciplines: Aerospace, Astronautics, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science, Software, Materials Science, Network, Avionics.

  • Experience working on hypersonic programs.

  • Ability to work on their own initiative and prioritize tasking to fit within the business goals.

  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities.


  • Experience with computer-aid design (CAD) software tools.

  • Matlab, Python, Octave, or other computing software tools.

  • Experience working on hypersonic flight programs.

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance at the TS/SCI level.

Required computer skills

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).


  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) in engineering from an accredited institution with a minimum of two (2) years experience.

Special remarks regarding work environment

  • Travel estimated to be approximately 10% or less.

  • Position is preferably based in Mojave, CA.

Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

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Job Category: Engineering