Mission Integration Engineer
Posted on 3/28/2023
ABL Space Systems

201-500 employees

Rockets for small satellite launches
Company Overview
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.
El Segundo, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related technical field
  • 2+ years prior engineering experience in a related field such as systems engineering, project/program management, payloads, spacecraft subsystems, or launch operations
  • Active TS/SCI or DoD Secret clearance, or willingness to pursue a clearance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work extended hours to meet milestones and deadlines
  • Ability to travel for launch and customer-related activities (up to 30% time)
  • Prior project management experience, including work with MS Project or other schedule management tools
  • Experience using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software (such as Solidworks)
  • Prior experience in sales, business development, or other direct experience with external customers
  • Prior experience working with the US Government
  • Prior hands-on experience on a technical project
  • 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
  • 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
  • Support business development in technical customer interchanges and proposal writing
  • Serve as a point of contact for ABL customers, including leading reviews and ensuring on-time and quality delivery of contractual milestones and deliverables
  • Proactively strive to create a smooth and streamlined mission integration process for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Work across engineering teams on mission design and requirements, ensuring proper flow down of requirements between the customer and the internal team
  • Create Interface Control Documentation (ICD) and generate requirements for payload-to-launch vehicle interfaces
  • Lead, perform, and drive requirements verification and validation activities
  • Support hands-on payload integration activities
  • Develop operations plans and products for successful payload integration and customer mission delivery