Aevum, Inc. is an American technology company that designs, develops, and sells autonomous air, space, and package transportation services. The company focuses on autonomous technologies, rapid logistics, e-commerce, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence.
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Aevum, Inc. was founded to democratize the access to space and directly enable space-based assets that can connect the other half of the world that currently do not have access to the internet. We believe that the right technologies deployed in space can help make the world better and transcend the unity of humankind.
Propulsion Integration Engineer
Huntsville, Alabama; Denver, Colorado
Aevum is seeking a Propulsion Integration Engineer to be responsible for overseeing engine development projects and integrating flight production rocket engines to the Ravn X orbital rocket stages. The ideal candidate has hands-on experience designing and developing rocket engines specifically for integration to launch vehicle stages. You will be working alongside a multi-disciplinary systems engineering team to oversee various rocket engine development projects, often traveling to observe hot-fire tests against qualification and acceptance test campaigns, and see several of them through design, development, test, qual, production, acceptance, integration, and flight.
The propulsion integration engineer will report to the Chief Engineer of Ravn X.
The ideal candidate is also academically astute, inquisitive and relentlessly focused on mission success. This is a fast-paced position. Prior relevant experience is necessary, the ideal candidate must have demonstrated success working with a multi-disciplinary, highly technical teams.
Aevum’s timelines are aggressive and our Propulsion Integration Engineer will be asked to work as hard as necessary. Aevum’s ideal candidate is passionate about making the world better, is a self-starter, and is hungry to do work that matters.
- Review and own propulsion requirements, occasionally deriving or originating technical requirements, through verification and validation (V&V).
- Perform liquid rocket propulsion integration analysis - fluid system analysis (steady state, transient, startup, shutdown, throttle, etc.) - for full duration of orbital missions from liftoff to orbit insertion to reentry.
- Review 3DOF and 6DOF trajectory analysis results and analyze against mission requirements, flagging any driving flight events or changes to mission risk.
- Oversee rocket engine production to ensure timely delivery
- Integrate liquid rocket engines to orbital stages
- Test integrated liquid rocket engines and oversee stage tests
- Work alongside test engineers to develop and improve rocket stage test sites
- Conduct and participate in propulsion design or test reviews to identify technical risks and resolve them
- Develop and implement integration, assembly and test processes for rocket propulsion systems
- Coordinate with design and manufacturing and responsible engineers to ensure on-time delivery of piece parts.
- Maintain build schedules and ensure resources are properly aligned with priorities.
- Design assembly aids, build fixtures, shipping containers, and any other tooling needed for safe and reliable handling of engine hardware.
- Design and build hydrostatic proof and pneumatic leak check test carts.
- Resolve and analyze manufacturing and test discrepancies.
- Work with design engineers to develop, evaluate, and improve design to streamline assembly and manufacturing.
- Conduct on-site reviews and inspections of propulsion supply chain and OEM's to ensure compliance with Aevum quality standards.
- Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or related technical field
- Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience developing and integrating liquid rocket engines
- 7+ years of experience developing launch vehicles
- Demonstrated experience analyzing fluid systems
- Demonstrated experience professionally developing liquid propulsion systems
- Strong understanding of launch vehicle flight dynamics
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and intense startup environment.
- Well versed in general fabrication including manual machining, welding, cleaning, etc.
- Experience working with powder bed (DMLS) printed components or SLS printing
- Strong understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
- Demonstrated experience performing structural and/or functional acceptance testing - hydrostatic proof testing, pneumatic leak check, etc.
- Hands-on experience assembling precision components in high pressure fluid applications.
- Demonstrated ability to determine root cause and implement corrective actions.
- Strong mentality toward safety and occupational hazards
- Must be willing to travel as necessary (<25%)
- As needed, must be willing to work extended hours and occasional weekends.
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. Learn more about the ITAR here.
Dental insurance, health insurance, paid time off, vision insurance, stock incentives, bonus potential, great work culture with a chance to be part of a revolutionary team
Weekdays; weekends as necessary
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Employment with Aevum is governed by qualifications, competence, and merit. Employment will not be influenced 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.