Senior Cryogenics Engineer

Magnets /
Full-time /
At Proxima Fusion, we're driven by a bold mission – to redefine the future of sustainable energy. Our unique concept, built upon the groundbreaking W7-X stellarator and the latest advances in technology, paves the way for commercially viable fusion power plants.

Our work in stellarator optimization, powered by cutting-edge computation and machine learning, is propelling us into uncharted territories of fusion technology. New higher performance design points are unlocked by high temperature superconducting magnets and we're leveraging this technology with advanced computational design capabilities.

We're on a journey to redefine the energy landscape, ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.

We are seeking a Senior Cryogenics Engineer to join our ReBCO-based magnet design team at Proxima Fusion. Join us to contribute to the multi-disciplinary design of large-scale, high-field superconducting fusion magnets. As an expert in thermal analysis and cryogenic system design you will contribute to a critical aspect of our stellarator development program.

If you are:

    • Experienced in cryogenic design and thermal analysis, especially for large-scale prototypes;
    • Proficient in multi-physics modelling, particularly thermal, electromagnetic and structural analysis;
    • Experienced in conceptual design exploration and reduced order analysis;
    • Skilled in engineering development from prototype through to design for manufacture;
    • Excited about working in a dynamic startup environment and passionate about innovative technology applied to clean energy;

You will help us:

    • Designing integrated cooling systems that can robustly maintain cryogenic temperatures in large-scale superconducting coils;
    • Evaluating high-level systems concepts, conducting trade studies between components;
    • Collaborating closely with our team of EM, mechanical and electrical engineers, HTS experts, and physicists;
    • Conducting performance analysis and troubleshooting of cryogenic systems;
    • Mentoring and guiding junior engineers in cryogenics and related technologies;
    • Coordinating projects with external suppliers and partners to deliver with the highest quality and speed.

In return, you will get:

    • Fulfilling Mission: Work on harnessing the universe's fundamental energy source that powers the stars. If you want to contribute directly to transforming the way we produce energy in the world, Proxima is the place to be.
    • Incredible Team: Join a mission-driven, team-oriented, excellence-seeking team from all over the globe. We're working on fusion to change the world and we thrive in a supportive and rewarding environment.
    • World-Leading Partners: We are supported by internationally renowned groups, industrial companies and technical advisors with experience built on groundbreaking fusion experiments.
    • Shared Success: Live the success of the company by taking part in a generous stock options program. We aim for every team member to feel a shared sense of ownership, responsibility, and pride.
    • Healthy Environment: We take care of each other, while pushing ourselves to our best - we are on a marathon, not a sprint. We offer language courses for team members and their families. Every team member receives a ticket for free public transport in Munich and on all regional trains in Germany.
Proxima Fusion is firmly committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment. We embrace the principles of equality and stand against discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, or sexual orientation.
Our organizational culture values and promotes equal opportunities for everyone, recognizing that a diverse team brings a richness of perspectives and contributes to our overall success. We encourage and welcome applications from candidates with various backgrounds, talents, and potential. Our selection process is solely based on individual merit, ensuring fair and impartial consideration for all applicants.