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Stratolaunch, LLC Sub-System Engineer in Mojave, California

Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch platform to contribute to high speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to use the air-launch platform for enabling technologies that may not exist otherwise. Stratolaunch has the potential for creating technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.

As a Sub-Systems Engineer you’ll be responsible for completing one or multiple of the many sub systems on the Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft. You’ll finalize modifications currently happening, and lead the system into ground and flight test. You’ll be responsible for all aspects of the particular sub-system and provide technical guidance to the Chief Engineer & Flight Crew on test and operation of the system.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform design and analysis of Pneumatics, ECS, flight controls, and hydraulic systems with path to lead sub system through the flight test campaign

  • Analyze technical data for various projects, such as subsystem and component designs, system analyses, system margins, test and operations plans

  • Develop test plans & execute tests

  • Evaluate risks and risk mitigation plans to determine if the risks are appropriate and risk mitigations are adequate

  • Develop engineering tools, as needed, for analysis to complete their tasking.

  • Regular and comprehensive communication to the Chief Engineer on a weekly basis

  • Contribute to the integration of complex aerospace systems

  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments


  • Experience developing or completing aircraft subsystems such as fuel, pneumatics, landing gear, flight controls, ECS, or others

  • Experience flight testing or ground testing

  • Experience with risk management

  • Experience reporting needs and status both up & down the leadership chain

  • Ability to work on own initiative


  • Experience working on an experimental aircraft platform, or early stage development

  • Pilot or hands on aircraft building experience


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from accredited institution and 5-plus years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Remarks

  • Travel estimated to be approximately <= 5%

  • Position is 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