Propulsion Engineer
Posted on 3/28/2024
Stoke Space

51-200 employees

Developing fully reusable rockets for sustainable space travel
Company Overview
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

Kent, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Autodesk CFD
Materials & Structures
Space & Rocket Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in design, build, and testing of rocket engine or rocket stage valve hardware
  • Extensive experience with mechanical design, CAD software, engineering drawings (GD&T per ASME Y14.5), and configuration management (Siemens NX and Teamcenter preferred)
  • Proficiency with operation and testing of hazardous pneumatic systems, cryogenic tests, as well as executing environmental tests (vibration, thermal cycle, thermal vacuum cycle)
  • Extensive experience with stress analysis hand calculations and FEA (Ansys preferred)
  • Exceptional command of fundamentals, including compressible flow, thermodynamics, control systems, cryogenics, and instrumentation
  • Hands on experience performing fabrication, assembly, and development of valve hardware
  • Strong knowledge of systems engineering fundamentals, and ability to apply that knowledge in practical ways to a fast-paced development program
  • Proficiency with aerospace standard fasteners, seals, tubing, fittings, and commercial off the shelf hardware
  • Proficiency with fluid analysis tools (Siemens AMESim, Thermal Desktop, Python, EES, REFPROP, or equivalent)
  • Experience in an AS9100-compliant efficient manufacturing production system
  • Ability to lead
  • Ability to follow
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering, or similar
  • Work in person in Kent, Washington
  • Perform architectural trades for valve design, conceptual design, detailed design, and release of hardware, ensuring that the design conforms to fluid or engine system requirements
  • Work with the fluid systems team to develop the stage and engine P&IDs in accordance with valve design capabilities
  • Perform structural and CFD analysis
  • Develop test tooling (power supplies, fluid panels, flow setups, vibe fixturing, etc.) required to perform thorough component-level development, qualification, and acceptance testing processes
  • Support stage and/or engine testing that takes place in Kent or Moses Lake, WA
  • Track, resolve, and prevent non-conformances on valve hardware
  • Support procurement activities on purchased valves (as needed) and any piece-part components (machined parts, seals, fasteners, etc.)
  • Work with the manufacturing teams to develop a high-rate production line for your valve designs