Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer
California – Onsite
Salary Range: $190,000 – $210,000

My client is developing the next generation of in-space propulsion for the rapidly expanding space economy. From large constellations in low earth orbit to new missions and cutting-edge capabilities, the team is the key to mission success.

This is a great opportunity for a motivated engineer to join a dynamic team and have a massive impact in the organization.

Job Summary:

As the Chief Engineer, you will be the cornerstone of the Engineering department as a whole. Reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer, your role will include being the helm of the Company’s Engineering team, in terms of management and mentorship that is critical to the Company’s success. This role cross-functionally touches all levels of the organization, as well as oversees the ideation and delegation of multiple projects.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Direct Engineering team as a whole from concept inception strategy, through requirements, product development, design, testing, certification, product delivery, and post-delivery support while considering costs and timelines throughout the process.
  • Oversee the Engineering Team while providing technical direction, mentorship, and performance management from strategy to post-delivery.
  • Oversee scalability of Team in a way that supports a rapidly scaling business operation.
  • Responsible for leading product design efforts, testing processes, configurations, and delivery of operations relating, but not limited to, PPU, PMU, structures and GSE.
  • Responsible for defining the development program for next generation subsystems (electronic, fluidic and other) and incorporating them into next generation products.
  • Responsible for leading engineering REs and understanding systems of the overall propulsion system and ultimately, the Company’s ability to achieve its goals.
  • Assess and mitigate technical risks and compliance across all programs and projects; Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure systems work synonymously, identifying and resolving potential risk issues.
  • Assist heavily with the development and growth of the Engineering Team, identifying recruiting needs as well as performance management for the team in place. Make recommendations on the continued structure of the Engineering Team as the Company scales.
  • Establish a culture of proactivity for risk management and issue resolution, providing assistance and mentorship regarding steps toward resolution and open and honest dialogue on technical issues as they may arise.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Technology Officer to bridge the gap between the Engineering Team on a day-to-day function and upcoming programs and projects.
  • Collaborate with CEO; CTO; Directors of Finance and Business Operations; and President of Government Affairs as needed to assist with strategic initiatives and project bids.
  • Collaborate with the leadership team in defining and scoping technology needs as they relate to the industry, and/or projects applicable to the Company.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers, and partnering organizations for on-going and new business product development.
  • When necessary, interface with regulatory bodies and certification authorities to secure necessary approvals.

Minimum Qualifications / Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering field required. Advanced degree (Master's or Ph.D.) is preferred.
  • At least 10 years of experience in the Aerospace industry, the majority of which have been in management level positions.
  • Previous experience with ERP systems, implementation experience ideal.
  • Strong leadership skills, previous experience managing employees at all levels of an organization. Comfortable and excited by the balance between ‘out-and-up’ and ‘down-and-in’ leadership.
  • Ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to be on-site at our facility located in Hawthorne, CA full time.
  • Preferred Qualifications / Skills:
  • At least 6 years of experience in a Chief Engineer or Director Level role.
  • Previous experience with Federal Government Sales and/or Systems.
  • Previous experience with setup of AS9100.
  • Previous experience with both standing up as well as using ERP systems.

Salary Range:

  • $190,000.00 – $210,000.00

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health benefits (Medical, Dental, and Vision) with company contributions for both employees and dependents.
  • 401k with company matching incentive, eligible after your first 90 days of employment.
  • ~10 paid holidays annually.
  • Robust PTO and sick accrual policy.

Notes
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

 

Senior Systems Engineer

Senior Systems Engineer
California – Onsite
Salary Range: $170,000 – $190,000

My client is developing the next generation of in-space propulsion for the rapidly expanding space economy. From large constellations in low earth orbit to new missions and cutting-edge capabilities, the team is the key to mission success

This is a great opportunity for a motivated engineer to join a dynamic team and have a massive impact in the organization.

Job Summary:

As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will be a critical part of the engineering team responsible for the design, analysis, development, and testing of propulsion systems for space vehicles. You will work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists to push the boundaries of space propulsion technology. Additionally, you’ll be responsible for all aspects of systems engineering including performing preliminary concept development, trade studies, CONOPS definition, requirements decomposition and allocation, interface requirements definition, requirements verification and validation, support to integration and test operations, and anomaly resolution.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead and contribute to the design and optimization of propulsion systems, including thrusters and associated components.
  • Responsible for the design and interfacing between subassemblies including thrusters, electronics and fluid systems, and harness design (and routing) using best draft practices per ASME Y14.5 GD&T standards along with clear and well-documented analysis reports.
  • Conduct performance simulations, trajectory analysis, and propulsion system sizing to ensure mission objectives are met. Additionally, perform analysis at all levels of total system product, including: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, and maintenance. Analysis to include Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).
  • Plan and oversee propulsion system testing, including component testing, system integration testing, qualification testing, and acceptance testing.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot propulsion system anomalies, propose corrective actions, and enhance system reliability.
  • Work with materials and manufacturing engineers to ensure the production and assembly of propulsion systems meet quality and safety standards. Work alongside software team in developing and working with/on flight and ground test software.
  • Capture and organize risks and generate and assess mitigation plans and strategies. Work with Management to ensure the integrity of high-quality operational products, including procedures, tools, and system configuration.
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that include technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Ensure propulsion systems meet industry standards, safety regulations, and environmental requirements.
  • Generate and maintain comprehensive technical documentation, including system specifications, test plans, and reports.
  • Stay current with the latest advancements in space propulsion technology and contribute innovative ideas to improve propulsion system designs.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Fluid Dynamics, Physics, Chemistry, Math, or similar
  • 8+ years of experience in relevant engineering position
  • Experience developing flight and ground test software (essential)
  • Experience with CAD programs (Solidworks and PDM preferred)
  • Knowledge of engineering standards (ISO/ASTM/SAE) and best practices
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with NASA Systems Engineering Handbook
  • Experience with integration of myriad engineering systems ranging from plasma thruster to electrical and fluidic systems
  • Experience with electric or liquid propulsion systems within Aerospace & Defense or equivalent type fluid systems and components
  • Understanding of in space electrical and fluid systems
  • Knowledge of fabrication, integration processes and quality control relative to harnessing and tubing
  • Working knowledge of materials and treatments
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Ability to work independently to identify and address issues with strong attention to detail
  • Experience working with DoD, IC, and/or NASA
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Plasmas or Space Weather
  • Active TS/SCI clearance

Salary Range:

  • $170,000.00-$185,000.00 Annually, DOE

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health benefits (Medical, Dental, and Vision) with company contributions for both employees and dependents.
  • 401k with company matching incentive, eligible after your first 90 days of employment.
  • ~10 paid holidays annually.
  • Robust PTO and sick accrual policy.

Notes

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
 

Senior Accountant

 

We are working with an exciting, rapidly expanding business in the Space sector who are seeking a Senior Accountant, with a broad range of accounting knowledge, to ensure complete and systematic accounting records of receipts and disbursements in the organization by performing complex clerical and bookkeeping tasks and applying accepted procedures in preparing and maintaining accounting records.

 

What you will be doing:

 

  • Preparing financial reports and accounting statements that are in line with and in accordance with US-GAAP.
  • Posts journal entries to general ledger.
  • Will maintain Prepaid accounts, depreciation schedules, intercompany transactions, fixed assets, Capital Expenditures.
  • Full cycle accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Generates summary sheets for use by supervisor or auditor.
  • Proofs accounting reports for clerical accuracy.
  • Knowledge of contract review and revenue recognition principles.
  • Understanding of lease accounting.
  • Allocates expenditures to correct accounts according to departmental procedures.
  • Knowledge of internal controls as it perstans to Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Will communicate with CPA´s regarding all taxation matters for their US business.
  • Will communicate and report to parent company in Europe.
  • Process expense reports in Expensify.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

We would love to hear from you if you have experience in the following:

 

  • Thorough understanding of bookkeeping practices and procedures
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Working SAP knowledge.
  • Experience in the Aerospace / Space industry. 

 

 

 

Highly desirable. Non-essential skills / experience:

 

 

 

  • Expensify knowledge.
  • IFRS knowledge.

 

This role has several exciting benefits such as medical cover, life insurance, gym benefits, monthly company events, and much more!

 

 

If this position is of interest, please apply directly or get in touch with Alice @ EVONA – [email protected].

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer | Spacecraft Development | Los Angeles

Want to work for a thriving new space startup?

EVONA are looking for a systems engineer to join our LA based client, looking at space vehicle development.

Responsibilities

-Requirements management and development
-Get involved with design studies
-Mission analysis
-Collaborate extensively with hardware and software engineers

Requirements

-aerospace industry experience
-3+ years systems engineering (ideally in the space industry)
-knowledge of the full program development lifecycle
-US citizenship
 

Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer
Los Angeles, California

Your chance to join a new space start-up at the forefront of tech within space operations.

Position Overview: 
They are seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in software development. The ideal candidate will have expertise in Python, AWS, and CI/CD pipelines, with a strong commitment to delivering high-quality code and scalable solutions.

Key Responsibilities:
 

  • Design, develop, and maintain high quality software solutions using Python, AWS services, and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to define requirements, identify opportunities, and implement innovative solutions.
  • Ensure code quality, performance, and scalability through comprehensive testing and code reviews.
  • Continuously optimize and improve existing software systems to enhance functionality and user experience.
  • Stay updated with the latest technologies and industry trends, and actively contribute to the technical roadmap of the company.

Requirements:
 

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in software development.
  • Strong proficiency in Python programming language.
  • Extensive experience with AWS services and cloudbased architectures.
  • Solid understanding of CI/CD pipelines and best practices.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with team members and stakeholders.

Desirable:

  • Experience with React and JavaScript for frontend development.
  • Familiarity with Cesium for geospatial visualization.

Apply now and join a team with an exciting mission, that really puts it’s people first.
 

Systems Engineer IV

Senior Systems Engineer | Los Angeles County | Hybrid | Space

EVONA have partnered with an established space business in the LA area, who develop electrical components and subsystems for spacecraft

They are hiring for a senior systems engineer to come on board, and work on some of their exciting projects, including work on human spaceflight.

What you will be doing: 

  • Requirements decomposition, management development and analysis
  • System integration
  • Risk assessment activities
  • Design work, including design reviews and studies
  • Organize development of test programs

What you will need:

  • 4+ years aerospace experience
  • 2+ years as a systems engineer
  • Exposure to all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Electrical engineering background and/or degree
  • US citizenship or Green Card

What you will get:

  • 401k match
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • 9/80 work schedule
  • Relocation Support where necessary

Apply Here for more Info!

Avionics Design Engineer

Avionics Design Engineer
Los Angeles, CA

We are searching for an Avionics Design Engineer to work with a cutting edge New Space client. In this position you will spearhead the design and development of cutting-edge avionics systems. As a key member of our team, you’ll have unparalleled influence over the future of space exploration.

Responsibilities:
 

  • Define and shape avionics systems/subsystems, ensuring operational excellence at every level.
  • Take charge of avionics systems, from design to testing, ensuring reliability and functionality.
  • Conduct meticulous system-level assessments to guarantee robustness and fault tolerance.
  • Collaborate seamlessly with multidisciplinary teams to integrate mechanical, electrical, and software subsystems.
  • Lead rigorous test campaigns to qualify components for spaceflight, navigating challenges like vibration, shock, and radiation.

Experience expected:
 

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics).
  • Experience in spacecraft systems design or avionics component design, including academic or personal projects.
  • Proficiency in utilizing lab equipment like Oscilloscopes, Multimeters etc.
  • Prior experience in Power Systems for Spacecraft.
  • Familiarity with parts classification, testing requirements, and radiation effects mitigation.
  • Knowledge of digital communication protocols and power systems design for spacecraft.
  • Experience with FPGA and MCU embedded systems, as well as motor controller design.

If you are interested in this position then please apply now!