๐Ÿ‘ท Senior Engineer, Structural Design (m/f/d)


Structural Design Engineer

Job ID: VDI-009

Ottobrunn, near Munich


We are Isar Aerospace and we are at the forefront of New Space building a modern space business to enable faster, better and cheaper access to space.

Our mission is to help democratise space and use it for good in order to improve life on Earth now and for the future generations.

We are a fast-growing company aiming to provide sustainable and environmentally friendly launch solutions for small and medium-sized satellites and constellations into Low Earth Orbit. The company is privately funded by world-leading technology investors with strong commitment and support and our team is made of driven and talented people with a real passion for space innovation.

We're making rockets in a way that hasn't been done before disrupting a traditional industry. If you are up for the challenge, want to work on cutting-edge projects and be part of a team changing the world for better, come, join us and launch your career!


As part of the structural design team, you will be responsible for the design and development of the primary and secondary structures of the Spectrum launch vehicle. You will be involved in the assessment of existing and new design concepts and provide technical guidance to the other design engineers, while developing critical systems yourself.

More specifically, you will:

Design and develop composite and metallic structures for the Spectrum launch vehicle

  • Be responsible for the development of critical primary structures, respective interfaces and adjacent secondary structures
  • Create specifications, CAD models, manufacturing drawings and design documentation
  • Work hand in hand with the structural analysis team for lightweight optimization
  • Work hand in hand with the production and testing departments to verify, qualify and launch your designs

Provide general guidance for the structural development

  • Define and establish design standards and best practices
  • Review designs and manufacturing drawings of the structures team
  • Provide consultation for design challenges in the team

Support the leadership with educated assumptions on schedule and resource planning


You have a high level of pragmatism and focus on flexibility and efficiency of processes. Additionally, you are organized and proactive with high attention to detail.


  • M.Sc. in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • 5+ years professional experience in aerospace systems and/or general structural design
  • Excellent knowledge in lightweight and composite structures design
  • Good knowledge of carbon composite manufacturing processes
  • Fluent in English


  • Practical experience with propellant tank and pressure vessel design

  • Practical experience in a launch vehicle development program

  • Strong practical experience with SolidWorks or similar CAD software

  • Be at the centre of an agile and dynamic team of highly motivated space enthusiasts

  • Have the opportunity to make a true impact on the world and work towards a truly inspirational purpose

  • As one of the first employees, you will be part of an incredible start-up journey

  • Huge learning potential and the opportunity to build things from the ground up (literally)

  • Youโ€™ll enjoy a high level of freedom and autonomy

  • Flat hierarchy and open communication

Want to find more about us?

Visit www.isaraerospace.com

Note: Due to high volume of applications, we cannot get back to all candidates. If you have not heard from us within 2-4 weeks, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful for the current openings. However, in line with our GDPR policy, we will keep your details and will let you know if/when a suitable position comes up.

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Isar Aerospace
Germany, Ottobrunn, Bavaria
Posted 2 months ago
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