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Sr. Propulsion Design Engineer
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
El Segundo, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 4+ years of industry experience in a design or development role
  • B.S. In a relevant engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced engineering environment with limited guidance
  • Ability to quickly apply first-order principles to predict and interpret system behavior
  • Proficient with CAD software such as NX, Catia, or Creo
  • Strong knowledge of GD&T per ASME Y14.5
  • Proficient with FEA tools such as ANSYS and FEMAP
  • Hands-on end-to-end project experience building complex components and/or assemblies
  • 6+ years of industry experience in a role designing and developing complex integrated hardware assemblies
  • Ability to assess technical requirements from component owners, stage systems engineers, and other domains
  • Ability to coach best practices in system design and analysis
  • Strong understanding of compressible and incompressible flow fundamentals
  • Ability to drive multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience developing automated workflows and processes to improve team efficiency and product throughput
  • 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
  • Cross-domain ownership: ABL engineers are well-informed on how their product fits into larger systems and understand how those systems work
  • Cross-team communication: ABL engineers offer transparency into their project designs and timelines, and proactively gather inputs and communicate decisions across domains
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to life 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations
  • 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
  • Trade system architecture and hardware implementation options
  • Translate system schematics into fleshed out 3D models in CAD, considering manufacturing, integration, and operational constraints
  • Perform fluid system sizing analysis. Determine and develop fluid line sizes, thickness, materials, and interfaces
  • Design range of pressurized and unpressurized primary and secondary structures, and highly complex, integrated component assemblies
  • Create original CAD model and drawings to manufacture hardware
  • Perform component-level structural analysis to ensure component survivability
  • Perform combined loads analysis to determine component and interface loads
  • Generate development and production methodologies and support initial builds
  • Implement learnings from builds into assembly upgrades, incorporating production feedback into engine design
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.