Staff Mechanical Design Engineer

Staff Spacecraft Mechanical Engineer
Location: Seattle – Onsite
Salary: $130,000 – $170,000, Depending on Experience

We are working with a state of the art, low-earth-orbit small satellite manufacturer based in the Seattle area, who are looking for an engineer experienced in propulsion systems to join their team.

Our client is focused on scaling development and production of small-sat constellations, while lowering costs and increasing capabilities on-orbit.  In the next year, they will be launching two new satellite buses capable of performing demanding missions across commercial and government programs.

They are looking for a Staff Mechanical Design Engineer, who will be a technical lead on satellite structures, mechanisms, and/or configuration for next-generation commercial spacecraft.  This will be a unique opportunity for a high-scope position as the team builds satellites at scale across a variety of critical programs.  They’ll be looking for someone who can lead small teams, while also able to act as sole individual contributor on critical designs – this will be a fast-paced position in an agile, dynamic, and collaborative environment.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Lead development of spacecraft structural design and layout 
  • Design spacecraft mechanical structures, assemblies, and components using CAD modelling software – team uses Creo
  • Generate & maintain engineering and manufacturing documentation such as drawings, bills of materials, etc. 
  • Document design, analysis, and test results in technical reports and presentations 
  • Develop test plans for mechanical components and assemblies 
  • Work cross-functionally with systems engineers, electrical engineers, AI&T, and program management, to coordinate engineering design packages
  • Use engineering judgement to make decisions when all required data may not be available 

Required Qualifications: 

  • B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field 
  • Over 8 years of related work experience, including over 5 years’ experience designing structures and mechanisms in an aerospace industry
  • Proven experience leading significant design efforts and delivering to performance, cost, and schedule objectives 
  • Proven experience maturing designs from initial concepts to assembled and tested hardware 
  • Experience designing machined and sheet metal parts, sandwich panel structures, and large assemblies 
  • Experience writing manufacturing and assembly work instructions, test plans, and design & analysis reports 
  • Experience with PTC Creo (Pro Engineer) and PTC Windchill is strongly desired – or if not, demonstrated experience with similar CAD software and a proven ability to learn new software quickly

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience designing, manufacturing, and testing composite structures, welded structure, and precision tubing 
  • Experience designing wire harness and creating harness manufacturing documentation 
  • Applied experience designing structures and mechanisms on spacecraft, satellites, or launch vehicles

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Total Compensation: Base Salary, plus Performance bonus Up to 10%
  • Employer-paid Medical, Dental, Vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability.
  • 401(k) – Match 50% of contributions, up to 6% of base salary.
  • Supplemental paid parental leave
  • Paid Time Off and Flexible Schedule: You may accrue 156 hours of paid time off per year, in addition to 8 company holidays.
  • 9/80 Schedule

Export Control Requirement:

Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, all candidates must be a U.S. Person (U.S. Citizen or National U.S. Permanent Resident, or lawfully admitted into the U.W. as a refugee or granted asylum)

 

Flight Dynamics Engineer

Our client is seeking a Flight Dynamics Engineer to support their Seattle-based team. They are looking for exceptional engineers who enjoy working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. The successful candidate will have a strong set of technical skills, experience in related projects, and an eagerness to solve challenging problems, helping to ensure the successful operation of our client's constellation.

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, you will be responsible for contributing to a variety of different constellation planning, maintenance, and analysis projects. These projects will generally be related to supporting the sustainment of our current satellites, ensuring orbital safety through monitoring and analysis, developing software for operational automation, and providing analysis inputs to aid in operations planning.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with satellite operations team to conduct orbit sustainment planning and execution activities, including the use and improvement of existing software tools.
  • Design, develop, and maintain our client's in-house flight dynamics tool.
  • Support collision avoidance monitoring, decision making, and maneuver execution.
  • Conduct data analysis from complex space and ground systems, apply knowledge of statistics, software scripting, modeling and simulation, and advanced mathematics to recognize patterns, identify opportunities, and propose solutions.
  • Collaborate with ground systems software developers to automate manual tasks and design new features.
  • Collaborate with technical groups to address important customer issues and find innovative solutions to difficult problems.
  • Occasional off-hours support for launch support and collision avoidance coordination.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or related discipline.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong knowledge of astrodynamics, spacecraft navigation, orbit determination, trajectory/maneuver planning, and collision avoidance.
  • Strong programming skills in Python with at least 2 years of professional/practical application.
  • Demonstrated experience with orbit analysis tools such as Orekit, STK, ODTK, GMAT, FreeFlyer.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple efforts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience working on operational satellites.
  • Demonstrated experience with maneuver planning and collision avoidance execution.
  • Strong knowledge of satellite ground system architectures and design of satellite ground systems.

Senior/Staff Propulsion Systems Engineer

Senior/Staff Propulsion Systems Engineer
Location: Seattle – Onsite
Salary: $120,000 – $170,000, Depending on Experience

We are working with a state of the art, low-earth-orbit small satellite manufacturer based in the Seattle area, who are looking for an engineer experienced in propulsion systems to join their team.

Our client is focused on scaling development and production of small-sat constellations, while lowering costs and increasing capabilities on-orbit.  In the next year, they will be launching two new satellite buses capable of performing demanding missions across commercial and government programs.

They are looking for a Senior or Staff-level Propulsion Systems Engineer, who will lead efforts in designing, developing, and delivering electric propulsion solutions for commercial spacecraft.  This will be a unique opportunity for a high-scope position as the team builds satellites at scale across a variety of critical programs.  They’ll be looking for someone passionate about propulsion engineering and spacecraft systems, and someone who can work in an agile, dynamic, and collaborative environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform analyses pertaining to spacecraft systems engineering and spacecraft propulsion activities such as deorbit analysis, orbit maintenance, collision avoidance, orbit phasing, etc…
  • Perform test, verification, and validation activities for propulsion sub-systems and components
  • Support design of propulsion sub-systems and components
  • Work within systems engineering and other engineering disciplines to tackle complex problems
  • Develop requirements and specifications for spacecraft subsystems and components
  • Develop and maintain configuration control documentation for spacecraft subsystems and components
  • Derive, write, and maintain requirements pertaining to spacecraft and spacecraft propulsion sub-systems and components

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or similar discipline
  • Over 6 years’ of related work experience, including over 4 years working with electric or chemical propulsion systems,
  • Over 4 years’ in Systems Engineering or adjacent to systems engineering.
  • Previous experience with spacecraft component design, fabrication, integration, and test

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with:
    • Spacecraft orbital dynamics and propulsion analyses
    • Commercial propulsion offerings for various classes of spacecraft
    • Regulatory requirements pertaining to spacecraft orbit maintenance and deorbit
    • Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools and approach
  • Applied experience deriving technical requirements and writing and maintaining specifications
  • Experience making and maintaining spacecraft technical budgets including Delta-V budgets
  • Experience in verification, validation, and testing of electric propulsion systems

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Total Compensation: Base Salary, plus Performance bonus Up to 10%
  • Employer-paid Medical, Dental, Vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability.
  • 401(k) – Match 50% of contributions, up to 6% of base salary.
  • Supplemental paid parental leave
  • Paid Time Off and Flexible Schedule: You may accrue 156 hours of paid time off per year, in addition to 8 company holidays.
  • 9/80 Schedule

Export Control Requirement:

Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, all candidates must be a U.S. Person (U.S. Citizen or National U.S. Permanent Resident, or lawfully admitted into the U.W. as a refugee or granted asylum)

 

Senior Flight Software Engineer

EVONA is partnering with a leading human-space exploration company in Los Angeles on a groundbreaking mission to redefine human access to space.

Competing with SpaceX, they’re developing reusable launch vehicles and spacecraft designed to unlock the potential of suborbital and orbital spaceflight.

As their Flight Software Engineer, this role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the future of human spaceflight.

Flight Software Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain flight software for spacecraft systems used in various satellite missions.
  • Collaborate closely with the engineering team to ensure seamless software-hardware integration for their standardized satellite platform.
  • Design and implement software for embedded systems and real-time applications in a demanding space environment.
  • Conduct comprehensive software testing and verification to ensure mission safety and reliable operation.

Flight Software Engineer Requirements:

  • Experience coding in C++ and Assembly language (or relevant experience).
  • Knowledge of spacecraft systems, flight dynamics principles, and communication protocols.
  • Familiarity with real-time operating systems (RTOS) and embedded systems development.
  • Experience with software development tools like Git, Make, and debuggers.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, or similar disciplines.

If you’re eager to contribute to groundbreaking advancements in reusable launch vehicles and spacecraft, then reach out to Zee Lone at EVONA.

Sr Manager, Data Science and ML Platform

Data Science and Machine Learning Platform Manager – REMOTE
Location: Remote within the United States

Join a pioneering team dedicated to realizing the vision of millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. At our organization, we are committed to developing reusable, safe, and cost-effective space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Be part of history as we shape the future of space exploration!

About the Role:
You will lead the management of our Data Science and Machine Learning Platform, enabling data-driven decision-making across various facets of our operations. This role is instrumental in developing the roadmap and implementing functionalities to empower embedded Data Scientists, ML practitioners, and advanced analytics users to develop, train, validate, and deploy AI, ML, and Data Science models. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams and customers to drive innovation and ensure the secure and ethical implementation of advanced analytics technology.

Responsibilities:
– Lead and mentor a growing team of DS and ML practitioners to build tools and functionalities that accelerate the model development lifecycle.
– Define and implement the advanced analytics technology roadmap to address complex challenges across manufacturing, design, and mission operations.
– Manage incident management, customer communications, and mitigation strategies for platform outages.
– Evaluate new technologies and vendors to enhance platform capabilities.
– Serve as a center of excellence for Data Science, ML, and AI practices, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration.
– Ensure secure and ethical implementation of models in collaboration with Data Governance and Cyber Security teams.
– Monitor, analyze, and optimize platform performance to maximize return on investment.

Qualifications:
– 5+ years of experience writing production-grade code in a modern programming language.
– 3+ years of people management experience.
– Experience building part of a modern data science stack, from design to production code.
– Proven track record of delivering complex, large-scale projects.
– Deep technical knowledge of Spark, Databricks, ML Flow, or similar technologies.
– Familiarity with AWS, data engineering, data modeling, and data quality.
– Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
– Ability to lead product roll-out process from conception through operationalization.

GNC Engineer

In this role, you'll contribute to developing flight algorithms for autonomous satellite guidance during rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking (RPOD). Your responsibilities range from software development to testing, ensuring high performance and reliability.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of aerospace engineering experience, with at least 3 years in GNC.
  • Proven track record in developing flight algorithms for complex systems.
  • Proficiency in astrodynamics and satellite guidance/control.
  • Strong programming skills in Python and/or C/C++.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Aerospace, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • US citizenship, permanent residency, or designated refugee/asylee status required.
  • Location: Tukwila, Washington.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic startup environment.

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CFO

We are currently working with a fantastic company within the Space industry, who are looking for an experienced CFO. The ideal candidate would be someone with a background in Space / Aerospace who has experience in expanding the revenue streams of a company.

 

The CFO will be expected to immerse themselves in the company's philosophy, identify blind spots, and analyze current processes and make improvements. They will work on the core project to analyze various things that they have signed into, including venture capital. The CFO will create a budget and understand different angles to help the company make the most of its capital.

 

The successful candidate will expand on their previous work by focusing on the structure of the company. They will look for ways to produce revenue in the short term and identify skills that can benefit the company in the long term. The successful will work on rebuilding the financial framework to improve it and ensure accuracy.

 

Requirements:

 

  • At least 10 years of experience in finance and accounting.
  • Experience in scaling a start-up manufacturing business, series C and beyond.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience creating budgets.
  • Experience working with venture capital.
  • Ability to identify and work on blind spots in a company's financial framework.
  • Experience in creating new revenue streams for a company.
  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field.

 

If this position is of interest, and you want to hear more about their fantastic benefits, then please apply directly or get in touch with Alice @ EVONA – a.grant@evona.com.

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Senior Systems Integration Engineer

Lead Systems Integration Engineer | Space Startup | Seattle (hybrid)

 

Want to work for an exciting startup in the commercial aerospace industry?

 

We are looking for a Lead Systems Engineer to join this fast-paced team, working on cutting edge new development for the space sector.

 

What you will be doing:

  • systems engineering across the full development lifecycle
  • requirements analysis, management and development
  • collaborate extensively with design engineers
  • systems integration

 

What you will need:

  • 2+ years as a systems engineer
  • experience in a safety critical industry
  • familiarity with new product development, working on first-of-a-kind technology
  • bachelor's degree or higher

 

What you will get:

  • Flexible + Hybrid working options
  • Health, Vision, Dental & Life Insurance
  • Stock Options
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Great career progression opportunities as the business grows

 

If you’d like to find out more then apply below!