ROLE: Lead Space Flight Structures Engineer

JOB TYPE: Full Time (Exempt)




Axiom Space is an 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 spacecraft structures for a commercial human spaceflight module

·       Develop structural engineering specifications required for spacecraft design

·       Design, analyze, test, and verify hardware to the required material including stress, loads, fracture mechanics, dynamics (acoustic and vibration), thermal

·       Use the generated models to test damage tolerance, durability, and stability in order to determine structural configurations

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

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

·       DDT&E and integration for spacecraft structures

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

·       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

·       Experience developing spaceflight hardware structure  including the following materials: metallic, non-metallic, composite

·       Experience in structural testing and analysis



·       Demonstrable mastery/success of structural design, development, test and verification

·       Use computer-aided design, mathematical models, and other computer software to formulate, analyze, and modify designs and drive toward ideal solutions

·       Oral and written communication skills

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

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



·       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.

All applicants must be cleared to work in the US, and roles must meet requirements regarding exposure to restricted or controlled content. Applicants must also pass a background check.

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.