thermal analysis

Who you are:

  • You enjoy team collaboration and are an effective communicator who understands the interactions between payloads and spacecraft subsystems.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven atmosphere.
  • You have hands-on experience with mechanism design, prototyping, and/or precision mechanical assembly
  • You are familiar with developing test plans and executing verification.


  • Develop, integrate and document structural, interior (and exterior) payload systems and requirements to establish the system design
  • Develop state-of-the-art, manufacturable flow control devices (valves, regulators, solenoids) and mechanisms for inflatable payload system
  • Optimize, implement and testing of inflatable re-entry system technology
  • Monitor development of the system level payload concept and the resulting overall payload design and architecture
  • Design, build and test all mechanical structures required for the payload subsystems.
  • Apply mechanical knowledge to drive payload communication system trades and component development.
  • Guide hardware from prototype manufacturing through flight production, including ongoing support for spacecraft assembly, integration and test
  • Support with analysis for contracts and proposals

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelorโ€™s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, computer engineering, computer science, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience designing, analyzing and building mechanical systems

Additional Qualifications:

  • Mechanical design experience using CAD (Fusion 360 or similar), hand calculations and FEA tools
  • Experience using test instrumentation and control components (e.g. pressure transducers, thermocouples, resistance temperature detectors, relays, solenoid valves, etc.)
  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical devices, gear trains, actuators, motors, valves, regulators, or other fluid and position control devices
  • Experience in system level thermal analysis (Thermal Desktop or similar)
  • Be located in (or willing to relocate to) Santa Monica, CA

You must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 22 C.F.R. ยง 120.15 , or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State

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$80k - $90k
United States, Santa Monica, California
Posted 2 months ago
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