Turbomachinery Engineer
Turbine Aero-Mechanical
Posted on 4/1/2023
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Autodesk CFD
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, physics or mathematics
  • 1+ years of experience in the design of turbomachinery or other turbomachinery experience (internship experience qualifies)
  • 1+ years of experience with commercial analysis (structural and fluids) software
  • Strong understanding of turbine aerodynamic and mechanical design
  • Master's degree or higher in aeronautical/astronautical, aerospace or mechanical engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in turbine aerodynamics position, completion of several aerodynamic designs, with at least one designed, manufactured, and tested
  • Familiarity with turbine structural design requirements and qualification methodology
  • Ability and desire to take on new responsibilities and challenges
  • Rocket turbomachinery experience
  • Deep understanding of aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, and thermodynamics of rotating machinery
  • Structural analysis experience including stress, modal tuning, and thermal
  • Professional experience using Siemens NX (Unigraphics)
  • Professional experience with commercial CFD tools: Fine Turbo, STAR-CCM+, CFX
  • Professional experience with ANSYS FEA tools
  • Desire to train/mentor entry level engineers and interns
  • Positive and productive attitude in the face of extreme challenges
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here
  • Aerodynamic design of new turbopump turbine stages
  • Mechanical design and qualification of rotating and stationary turbine components
  • Analysis of experimental turbine performance data
  • Work closely with engine leads to optimize turbomachinery to make the best overall engine
  • Work with designers to prepare accurate and correct models and drawings for turbopump assembly and components, ensure that these drawings are correct and manufacturable with the available processes (or develop process to enable them)
  • Interface with our world-class production team to ensure designs are successfully translated into flight hardware that is revolutionizing access to space
  • Support both component and assembly testing. Be involved with defining the test configuration, the test process/execution and review the results to confirm
  • Lead the resolution of issues encountered with the turbopump during development/qualification testing
  • Support ongoing design improvements to turbopump assemblies and/or sub systems including manufacturing improvements to reduce cost and lead time of components

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Company Overview
SpaceX's mission is to make humanity multiplanetary. The company is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
  • Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.
Company Core Values
  • Make History - SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and in 2012 our Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. And in 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to take humans there as well.
  • Reusability - SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which historically has flown only once.
  • Landing - SpaceX’s family of Falcon launch vehicles are the first and only orbital class rockets capable of reflight. Depending on the performance required for the mission, Falcon lands on one of our autonomous spaceport droneships out on the ocean or one of our landing zones near our launch pads.