Sr. Propulsion Development Engineering Specialist

8 - 10 years experience  •  Manufacturing

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/19/18
Palo Alto, CA
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/19/18

About US SSL is a leading provider of commercial satellites and spacecraft systems, with broad expertise to support satellite operators and innovative space related missions.  The company designs and manufactures spacecraft for services such as direct-to-home television, video content distribution, broadband internet, mobile communications, and Earth observation.  Based in the heart of the Silicon Valley, SSL's advanced product line also includes state-of-the art small satellites, and sophisticated robotics and automation solutions for remote operations.  A career with SSL could shape your future in ways that you've never imagined.  

Due to the nature of our business, SSL has export control and security sensitivities that require all of our employees to be a United States Citizen, Permanent Resident of the United States, an Asylee, or a Refugee. SSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Job Description

*Primary role will be to qualify new propulsion hardware. This will include working with component vendors, leading otherdesign and analysis engineers to develop designs, writing technical specifications and test plans, running tests, and helping to insert new hardware and technology into our spacecraft designs. This role will have a focus on the qualification and integration of new Electric Propulsion thrusters, such as Hall Effect Thrusters, into spacecraft designs.

*This role will also include participating in technical proposal efforts, studies, and internal R&D


*Bachelors or Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or other technical field

*7+ years of relevant experience*Experience in product development and/or project management*Knowledge of propulsion systems and thruster technologies


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