Propulsion Engineer

Stoke Space

Stoke Space

51-200 employees

Developing fully reusable rockets for sustainable space travel


$100,400 - $188,300


Junior, Mid, Senior

Kent, WA, USA

Required Skills
  • 3+ years of experience in design, build, and testing of rocket engine turbopumps or related turbomachinery experience
  • Understanding of hydrodynamic/aerodynamic design and fundamentals of turbomachinery
  • Extensive experience using CAD tools and configuration management (Siemens NX and Teamcenter preferred).
  • Experience with mechanical design including machined parts, additive parts, weldments, fasteners, seals, and rotating assemblies.
  • Experience in rocket engine turbomachinery axial/radial tolerance stackups, and material selection
  • Experience in the design, build, and testing of inducers, impellers, volutes, turbines, nozzles, shafts, bearings, and seals.
  • Experience with secondary flow and axial thrust balance modeling
  • Proficiency in heat transfer, compressible and incompressible flow, and cryogenics
  • Ability to lead
  • Ability to follow
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering, or similar
  • Willing to relocate to Seattle, WA
  • Design, build, and test turbopumps for liquid rocket engines
  • Perform hydrodynamic and aerodynamic sizing and flowpath design and analysis work for inducers, impellers, diffusers, nozzles, turbines, and other turbomachinery
  • Perform hydrostatic bearing sizing, performance trending, and coatings development for turbopump bearings
  • Own test verification activities to ensure accomplished tests meet requirements
  • Support turbopump testing, data review, inspections, and go/no-go's
  • Own performance trending of various components (inducers, impellers, turbines, axial/ radial bearing capacities, cavitation, etc)
  • Own design improvement plans for turbopump components including manufacturing improvements to reduce cost and lead time
  • Develop high-speed data tools to review for turbopump vibration and rotordynamics performance
  • Resolve hardware build non-conformances thru resolution
  • Conduct fault tree investigations and root cause analysis

Stoke Space is a forward-thinking company committed to creating a sustainable future on Earth through space technology. Their unique approach to this mission involves the development of 100% reusable rockets, designed to fly daily, which sets them apart in the industry by significantly increasing access to and from orbit. This focus on sustainability and frequency of space travel, combined with their use of satellite data to understand our changing world, positions Stoke Space as a leader in their field.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



Seattle, Washington



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth