👷 Structural Analyst Engineer

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As an early mover planning to offer key in-space transportation and infrastructure services, Momentus is at the forefront of the commercialization of space. With an experienced team of aerospace, propulsion, and robotics engineers, Momentus has developed a cost-effective and energy-efficient in-space transport system based on plasma water propulsion technology. 


Daring problems require daring solutions.  We boldly charge into uncharted territory knowing that no matter the outcome we will benefit from the journey and move closer to our goals no matter what. Our teams know that working at Momentus means more than building innovative technology, it means creating entirely new markets in the space economy. We are level-headed, business-minded strategic thinkers intent on providing immediate value to our customers today while simultaneously preparing for the vast possibilities of the future. If this sounds like you, we should talk.


The Structural Analyst will participate in the mechanical and structural design of flight hardware and will follow programs through execution of assembly, integration, and test.  The ideal candidate should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and quickly adapting to new challenges.

Key Responsibilities

  • Structural analysis of the spacecraft at the unit-level and system level using hand calcs and finite element analysis.
  • Providing recommendations to mechanical design team to improve the spacecraft design for better environments.
  • Generation of structural test specifications for components and for customer payloads.
  • Conduct mechanical testing of systems and components including vibration testing, static load testing, and shock testing.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience with dynamics analysis using Femap/Nastran or similar finite element analysis software.
  • Deep understanding of structural dynamics (modal analysis, resonance, damping, and random vibration).
  • Familiarity with the launch environment and space environment and how it affects mechanical hardware.
  • Familiarity with material selection.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent technical communications skills.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience defining requirements for mechanical systems and components.
  • Experience analyzing and testing space hardware with demonstrated on-orbit success.
  • Deep understanding of spacecraft structural loads (quasi-static loads, random vibration, shock, thermo-mechanical)
  • Familiarity with Coupled Loads Analysis
  • Experience running vibration and shock testing.

Education & Work Experience

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Mechanics plus 5-8 years relevant experience.

This is a full-time position in San Jose, California. This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services. U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, or protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3) is required

Momentus is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  Momentus is also an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, creed, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other protected class.

To all recruitment agencies: Momentus does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our employees or any company email.  Momentus will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.



United States, San Jose, CA

Posted 9d ago