Structural Analyst - Spacecraft

Englewood, Colorado
R&D /
Full-time (Regular) /
Hybrid
ispace, inc. is a global lunar resource development company with the vision, “Expand our Planet. Expand our Future.” specializing in designing and building lunar landers and rovers. ispace aims to extend the sphere of human life into space and create a sustainable world by providing high-frequency, low-cost transportation services to the Moon. The company has offices in Japan, Luxembourg, and the United States and is growing rapidly.  ispace Technologies U.S., based in Englewood, Colorado, focuses on high-capacity payload lunar landers.

With locations in the U.S., Japan, and Europe, ispace is positioned to be a global leader in the exploration and development of the moon. Let's go to the moon together! Our team is growing, and we are actively looking for great people to join the ispace mission.

ispace Technologies, U.S. is seeking a highly motivated and talented Structures Engineer - Strength Analyst.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Conduct structural analysis for lunar lander systems in a rapid development environment.
    • Create finite element models (FEM) from scratch while working with other members of the structures team to iterate designs which result in positive component qualification margins.
    • Validate analytical models with application of industry standard first principles and hand calculations.
    • Develop customized tools to expedite bolt/joint analysis, fatigue analysis, stability analysis, and preparation of margins of safety per NASA and aerospace industry standards.
    • Thoroughly document analyses in terms of key assumptions, methods, and conclusions
    • Collaborate with members of other departmental teams, such as systems engineering, quality, assembly, integration and test.
    • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Experience:

    • 4+ years of aerospace industry experience, ideally with space companies
    • Extensive experience with FEM software packages
    • Experience with structural dynamics and strength analysis
    • Knowledgeable of composite materials and analysis
    • Proven track record building analytical models, processing data, and presenting recommendations to the broader team to support verification efforts
    • Knowledgeable about mechanical design, material selection, and fabrication processes for spaceflight hardware
    • Familiarity with project management tools, including Atlassian
    • BS in mechanical or aerospace engineering, will consider an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

Desired Skills/Experience:

    • 5+ years of aerospace industry experience, ideally embedded in spacecraft development programs.
    • Experience with Nastran.
    • Experience with structural dynamics and strength analysis.
    • Knowledgeable of composite materials and analysis
    • Proven track record building analytical models, processing data, and documenting associated results in support of design validation and system verification plans.
    • Knowledgeable about mechanical design, material selection, and fabrication processes for spaceflight hardware including composite systems.
    • Familiarity with project management tools, including Atlassian
    • BS in mechanical or aerospace engineering. Will consider an equivalent combination of relevant education.

Additional Requirements:

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced design and development environment
    • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required

Compensation/Benefits:

    • Competitive base salary, range starting at $110k+ based on skills and experience
    • Equity/Stock options 
    • Medical/vision/dental health benefits (Some 100% company paid options available for employee only) 
    • Hybrid work schedule
    • Company-paid public transportation on RTD buses and light rail (RTD EcoPass) 
    • Paid vacation (18 days), Sick days (6 days), Holidays (11 paid holidays)
    • 401(k)

 

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.  

ispace is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with ispace is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
 
Eligible candidates must be willing to undergo and successfully complete a criminal background screening prior to hire.
ispace Technologies, US, Inc. is a drug-free workplace.
ispace Technologies, US, Inc. participates in the E-Verify program.