Stratolaunch Propulsion Design Engineer in Seattle, Washington
Stratolaunch, founded in 2011 by Paul G. Allen, is developing an air-launch platform to make access to space more convenient, reliable, and routine. We believe that normalizing access to low Earth orbit (LEO) has the potential to redefine our lives by creating more opportunities for commercial, philanthropic and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology from space.
To achieve these great efforts, Stratolaunch needs a Propulsion Design Engineer to assist the VP of Propulsion Engineering in leading engineering efforts and contractor efforts within the Propulsion Engineering department in direct support of Propulsion development efforts.
As a Propulsion Design Engineer, you will be responsible for working directly with the VP of Propulsion to develop engine component hardware and engine systems. You are also responsible for working with all aspects of the engineering teams and their associated projects, including various aspects of the design, development, fabrication, and testing for engine development. Candidates must have an experienced aerospace development background, relevant experience in propulsion systems development, have detailed technical experience and knowledge of additive manufacturing, valve development, team leadership experience, and project management experience.
Essential duties and responsibilities :
Provide technical design support andleadership for specific projects within the engine developmentprogram with focus on design and analysis of engine components and engine systems
Expert in providing design support with CAD models and drawing deliverables
Regular and comprehensive communication to the Vice President of Propulsion Engineering on a regular basis
Contribute to the integration of complex aerospace systems
Travel, as needed, to support the VP and/or the department
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.
Knowledge of, and experience with, one or more of these disciplines: design engineering (CAD) , project management , team leadership, engine development, engine component development, launch vehicle integration
Experience with technical aerospace leadership; including working with sub-contractors
Extensive experience with various CAD/CAM packages
Experience with interface management
Facilitation skills and ability to communicate technical challenges and guidance to varied audiences to gain support or resolve concerns
Ability to work on their own initiative and prioritize tasking to fit within the business goals
Complex aerospace system development
Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities
Pro-E / Creo Experience
Launch vehicle development experience
Rocket engine development experience
Experience with government agencies
Experience with air-launch programs
Required computer skills
Engineering software tools
MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
MS Project or relevant scheduling program
Configuration management systems
CAD Design Tools
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering from accredited institution and 5-plus years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration
Special remarks regarding work environment
Travel estimated to be approximately 25+%
Position is based in either Seattle, WA or Huntsville, AL
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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