Senior Launch Engineer

Alameda, CA 94501

Posted: 04/07/2021 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 82866

Job Description

As a Senior Launch Engineer, you will partner with teams with internal engineering teams to ensure the successful delivery of payloads to orbit. You will direct portions of integrated rocket testing, design checkout equipment, write technical procedures, build out test and launch sites, manage payloads and support orbital rocket launches. You will draw on your knowledge of mechanical, fluidic, and electrical principles to ensure the safety of hardware and personnel, all while balancing cost and schedule constraints in mission-critical environments. This role will involve travel to test and launch sites. You must communicate clearly, respond calmly to difficult situations, and have the motivation to - when required - spend long hours or weekends on console or in the field supporting launch operations.  We have many launch and test sites that need to be maintained and continuously improved as time permits, you will be required to work effectively with a small group of co-workers to complete and test out site work before the site is needed.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's of Science Degree
10 years of applicable experience

You have coordinated multidisciplinary teams across an organization
  • You can design and document equipment and build procedures to run operations safely
  • You will lead hazardous testing/training and launch operations
  • You can read and understand CAD and P&ID drawings
  • You are enthusiastic about space, rocketry, and launch operations
  • You possess strong technical, analytic, and troubleshooting knowledge and skills
  • You are a clear and direct communicator and lead by example
  • You pay close attention to details
  • You are motivated, resilient, and willing to learn
  • You have experience and skills with hands-on work
  • You have experience in fluidic, mechanical, electrical and logical systems

Desired Multipliers

  • Experience with or extensive knowledge of:
  • High-pressure systems
  • Engines, including rockets, planes, cars, or ships
  • Cryogenics
  • Grafana and or LabVIEW
  • Writing technical procedures and documentation
  • Heavy equipment transportation rigging

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