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Head of Turbomachinery

Updated on 7/9/2024

ABL Space Systems

ABL Space Systems

201-500 employees

Builds rockets for small satellite launches


Compensation Overview

$160k - $190kAnnually

Senior, Expert

El Segundo, CA, USA

Research & Development
Aerospace Engineering
Required Skills
Autodesk CFD
Data Analysis
  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering or a similar degree
  • 7+ years of professional engineering experience in turbomachinery with 2+ years in a leadership role
  • Strong fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and structural mechanics fundamentals
  • Strong communication skills
  • Bladed component design using Concepts NREC and CFD
  • Familiarity with data analysis and data processing
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) experience
  • US person status (including US citizens, U.S. permanent residents, individuals granted U.S. asylum status, or individuals admitted in U.S. refugee status)
  • Build and lead a successful Turbomachinery engineering team, setting the development roadmap that meets propulsion and vehicle system requirements
  • Lead design and development of turbopumps for new propulsion applications
  • Establish and maintain Design and Test standards aligned with industry experience
  • Drive reliability of turbomachinery through rigorous development and qualification testing
  • Work closely with Production Team to establish, maintain, and grow work centers and technician training requirements
  • Drive design for manufacturability initiatives to achieve cost and rate targets

ABL Space Systems specializes in building rockets for launching small satellites, featuring technologies like additively manufactured 13,000lbf engines entirely produced in-house, and the innovative GS0 ground system designed for global deployment. This capability showcases its leadership in modular and mobile launch solutions, making it an attractive workplace for professionals passionate about aerospace innovation and operational efficiency. The emphasis on in-house production and cutting-edge technology facilitates a dynamic work environment conducive to rapid learning and significant contributions to the field of aerospace.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



El Segundo, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


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