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Propulsion Engineer
Engine Test
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Mojave, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • B.S. in any engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • One or both of the following experience bases:
  • Hands-on extracurricular projects or internships/co-ops
  • 2+ years of industry experience in an integration & test, design, or production role
  • In-depth understanding of compressible/incompressible flow and thermodynamics
  • Experience writing and executing test procedures and/or autosequences for complex hardware operations
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills with experience writing test plans and executing readiness reviews
  • Ability to program scripts in Python
  • Critical thinking: ABL engineers understand the “why” behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity: ABL engineers must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective
  • End-to end ownership: projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight
  • The Propulsion Engineer, Engine Test must be willing to travel to launch and test sites to support integration and test work
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment
  • Create test plans and lead Test Readiness Reviews
  • Drive and maintain engine statepoints using engine simulation tools
  • Own all hardware documentation and procedures
  • Work with test technicians to integrate test articles, update and maintain hardware configuration
  • Author and maintain automated test sequences
  • Monitor live test data on-console to evaluate engine health during test operations
  • Lead post-test data review, working closely with component owners to inform engine performance
  • Utilize learnings from testing to drive component and software requirements, and define hardware interfaces
  • Automate data review to increase test cadence
ABL Space Systems

201-500 employees

Rockets for small satellite launches
Company mission
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, they're building a launch system they are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches.