ROLE: Lead Environmental Control & Life Support Systems (ECLSS) Engineer

JOB TYPE: Full Time (Exempt)




Axiom Space is the emerging leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services. Guided by the fundamental conviction that human spaceflight answers a timeless calling to explore, innovate, cooperate, and progress, Axiom strives to make living and working in space commonplace by providing unprecedented access today to the International Space Station while building its successor: the world’s first international commercial space station.

This position will be responsible for defining and executing the following engineering processes:



·       Work in a collaborative engineering team environment to produce ECLSS systems for a commercial human spaceflight module

·       Design, development, fabrication, testing, certification, and operation of human spaceflight Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS)

·       Perform trade studies for technical solutions, including make/buy recommendations

·       Develop interface control documentation for connection to the International Space Station

·       DDT&E and operation of ECLSS systems

·       Perform parametric sizing and determine optimal ECLSS configurations for varying design inputs

·       Resolve problems encountered in testing and verification processes

·       Drive team to a successful launch and integration to the ISS by 2024


Education & Experience

·       15+ years working in systems engineering

·       B.S. in Engineering, Math or Science required (graduate degree preferred)

·       7+ years of experience in management/leading teams

·       Required: Detailed understanding of the interactions between ECLSS subsystems, vehicle power, and crew systems

·       Experience developing human rated ECLSS systems



·       Demonstrable mastery/success designing, developing, testing, and verifying human rated ECLSS systems

·       Knowledge of legacy systems with ability to identify areas for improvement to develop next generation safe commercial ECLSS solutions

·       Expertise with ventilation systems, potable water purification systems, active and passive thermal control systems, CO2removal, and oxygen generation

·       Demonstrated ability to manage maintenance, sparing, and logistics associated with ECLSS systems

·       Confident, driven and dynamic leader adept at team building and management

·       Capable of cohesively managing a team of internal and outsourced talent

·       Oral and written communication skills



·       Entrepreneurial mindset, eager to solve problems and identify original opportunities

·       Shows commitment to inspiring others

·       Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment

·       Can balance speed of innovation with the rigors and discipline required of human spaceflight


Axiom Space offers competitive salary, benefits, and total compensation packages.

Axiom Space is an equal opportunity employer, committed to equal treatment of all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family responsibility, political affiliation, veteran status or any other prohibited factor, in accordance with State and Federal laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and demands of the job described herein. 

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