02 Jan
Spacecraft Propulsion Subsystem Engineer
California, Paloalto , 94301 Paloalto USA

Please review the job details below.At Maxar Space, we architect and build the most reliable, affordable spacecraft and space systems to enable global communications, commerce, education, entertainment, health services, disaster recovery, and Earth observation. Our team has an immediate opportunity for a Spacecraft Propulsion Systems Engineer . Responsibilities (what you will do day to day):

  • Spacecraft propulsion subsystem development across the product life cycle, from design and analysis to launch and orbit-raising for on one or more of our high-heritage bus platforms
  • Responsibilities include design and analysis, requirement flowdown and verification, task definition and tracking
  • Design propulsion systems using chemical propulsion, electric propulsion, and other innovative components to meet requirements for a range of spacecraft and missions
  • Perform thruster selection and configuration, propellant/pressurant tank sizing, selection of fluid management systems and create the performance specification
  • Work with power, thermal, bus electronics engineers in an integrated product team to ensure subsystem architecture meets operational requirements
  • Support subsystem integration into the spacecraft bus
  • Perform analysis of the propulsion subsystem, including the optimization of propellant loading, plume analyses, thruster alignments, and on-orbit performance assessment
  • Support qualification testing of propulsion systems and components
Minimum Requirements:
  • or Permanent Resident
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics or related discipline
  • 2 or more years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of spacecraft propulsion systems, propellants, and hardware
  • Training or experience in disciplines such as systems engineering, project management, propulsion systems, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's in Engineering, Physics or related discipline
Maxar employees must follow all applicable Maxar policies and COVID-19 requirements as well as those of Maxar customers and third parties. Individual job requirements may vary, and Maxar reserves the right to modify its policies and requirements as it deems appropriate in accordance with applicable law. Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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