Job Overview 

As an employee at X-Bow, you will be given the opportunity to participate in multiple thrusts to advance and mature X-Bow’s unique technology, and the flexibility to focus on areas you are interested in pursuing for your personal and career growth.  In this position, you will serve a critical role in helping us execute advanced technology projects and conduct launch and test programs for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agencies.  We are looking for a candidate who combines strong communication, organization, and management skills with broad interests and experience in the aerospace industry.  As a member of a small, dynamic, and highly skilled team you will be expected to actively collaborate with others as well as work independently to successfully accomplish assignments and responsibilities. Creativity and methodical problem solving are both required.   



This position is located in Socorro, New Mexico 



  • Automation and Control  

  • Develop and implement a hardware control/monitoring system with an operator GUI that can be used to monitor and automate an additive manufacturing (3-D printing) system. The 3-D printing system is made up of mixers, pumps, valves, robotics, and instrumentation that all need to be programmed to be controlled through an automated system.  

  • Electrical and electronic design to support technology development, manufacture and test  

  • Design and build of test hardware, support GSE 

  • PLC Programming of control and data acquisition systems  

  • Automation, open/closed loop systems  

  • Requirements development, flow-down and verification 

  • Maintaining design records, models, trades and rationale 

  • Contribute to design reviews 

  • Assist in housekeeping operations in a manufacturing and research lab environment 


Experience and Skill Requirements 


3 + years' experience desired. X-Bow is interested in motivated self-starters with excellent communication and technical writing skills, proficient in MS Office and common control applications. Experience with G-code, LabView, Matlab, & Python. Experience with KRL Code (Kuka Robotics), Orange Edit, SolidWorks/Creo is a plus. 




Trades Certificate, AS Degree or equivalent required, associated with programming applications preferred.  


General Requirements 

We are looking for someone energetic, flexible, and adaptable, who is enthusiastic about being an integral part of a highly competent and successful team.   

Must be a US Citizen.  May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level.  Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information; having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement. 

We are a Covid-19 Vaccine Mandated Employer 

Must submit to background check  


X-Bow Launch Systems, Inc. (pronounced “Crossbow”) is an U.S. defense technology and rocket propulsion company that has developed an innovative, low-cost method to manufacture solid rocket motors.  Our propulsion technology, combined with our space launch and modular boost platforms, make us a unique and highly desirable aerospace supplier to the defense and national security industries. 


ITAR Requirements 

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.  


General Disclosure 

X-Bow Launch Systems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with X-Bow Launch Systems, Inc. is based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at X-Bow!