OVERVIEW

 

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:

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

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

·           Provide systems and technical engineering support for the Axiom module propulsion architecture

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

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

·           DDT&E and operation of propulsion systems

·           Perform parametric sizing and determine optimal thruster 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



QUALIFICATIONS

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: Experience with reaction control systems, cold gas thrusters, high-temperature materials, pressure system analysis, oxygen safety, dynamic analysis modeling and propulsion components

·           Experience in developing, testing, and deploying flight propulsion systems

 

Skills

·         Demonstrable success/mastery designing, developing, testing, and verifying spaceflight reaction control systems

·         Knowledge of spaceflight legacy systems

·         Ability to develop next-generation solutions within a high-paced, exciting environment

·         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

Disposition

·           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

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and presentations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

 

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

·         Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values

·         Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics

·         Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits the organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity

·         Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods

·         Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources

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

 

Axiom Space is considered an essential employer under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.  Unless a reasonable accommodation is required due to a disability, all new hires will be required to work on-site.