• Test and Launch Systems Engineer

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Test and Flight Operations
    Job ID
  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will enable the Test and Launch Engineering team to effectively design, build and activate facilities to support for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of the design of facilities to test and launch rocket engines and space vehicles. You will work with customers to identify needs, schedules, and requirements. You will develop those requirements into conceptual designs, with cost estimates and proposals for completion. You will follow through with the detailed design by validating and verifying requirements. You willl work with the design team to refine the design process to make it stay efficient and effective. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Work with internal customers and test sites to create interface definition and design requirement documents.
    • Develop early conceptual designs to meet system requirements, and use these to develop cost, schedule and personnel resource requirements for the detailed design, build and activation of test and launch facilities.
    • Perform trade studies to evaluate design options.
    • Effectively communicate development status, risks, and opportunities.
    • Carry out systems engineering activities in accordance with standard practices, tailoring them where appropriate.
    • Contribute technical detail while fostering system-level connections.
    • Provide decision support and recommendations for the facility or system design.
    • Develop and refine design-engineering processes.
    • Create and maintain analysis tools and templates.
    • Track, evaluate and report on system metrics.
    • Support the risk and opportunity management process.
    • Contribute to, and utilize lessons learned database.
    • Up to 25% travel at times


    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in appropriate engineering field, systems engineering or equivalent
    • Experience designing new facilities and updating existing facilities with high-pressure gas and cryogenic fluid systems, from conceptual design through activation; successfully meeting cost and schedule targets.
      • Knowledge of ASME B31 and B31.3
      • Knowledge of standard components, installation and fabrication methods of piping systems (pipe stock, fittings, connections, valves, fasteners, structural members, fitting, welding, etc.)
      • Knowledge of fluid components typical in tubing and piping systems (valves, regulators, pumps, etc.)
    • Exhibit excellent judgement and be comfortable making high-quality and high-velocity decisions
    • Exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Exhibit ability to adapt and excel in changing, growing environment
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


    • 7+ years of engineering design or systems engineering
    • Experience with one-or-more requirement management tools (e.g. DOORS, DOORS NG, Jama, Innoslate, Integrity, etc.)
    • Familiarity with version control (e.g. Git/Gitlab, Subversion, Windchill)
    • Experience with collaboration tools such as Confluence and JIRA
    • Experience with proposal development


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