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Senior Launch System Integration Engineer

Terran Orbital Corporation

Terran Orbital Corporation

Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024


Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, a leader in innovation, manufacturing, and operations in the satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast-growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.
Terran Orbital is seeking a motivated and experienced Senior Launch System Integration Engineer at our Irvine, CA. Terran Orbital is a leading worldwide provider of nanosatellite and microsatellite vehicles, services, and solutions to Commercial and Government customers.
As Senior Launch System Integration Engineer, you will be responsible for leading and executing launch vehicle integration for space vehicles, developing launch requirements, and performing launch verification and validation and range safety compliance. You will also act as the primary launch liaison between customers, launch providers, and program.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage all aspects related to launch segment for specific programs (i.e mission management, dispenser/separation system requirements, and launch integration planning and execution)
  • Primary technical POC for launch with multiple disciplines, with customers, and with launch providers
  • Coordinate and conduct test campaigns of space vehicle and launch-related hardware
  • Write and execute the necessary assembly, integration and test procedures to support the launch integration campaign.
  • Work with design and tooling engineers to develop and/or design assembly, integration, or checkout tooling.
  • Work closely with members of program teams, technical peers, and operations to ensure the Launch Systems Engineering team and launch integration activities meet all requirements and achieve all milestones.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or related technical field
  • 5+ years’ experience as aerospace, mechanical, system engineer or similar
  • Hands-on experience with payload integration and/or launch integration, or
  • Experience with large structure and electrical assembly
  • Experience with SSCMAN 91-710 Compliance and MSPSP
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Experience effectively communicating with cross-functional teams, external customers, and launch suppliers
  • Able to communicate effectively and has strong organizational skills
  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance
Nice to Have Qualifications and Skills
  • Experience with SolidWorks
  • Experience with requirement tools such as JAMA and Valispace
  • Experience with propellant systems for spacecraft
  • Experience with MGSE for structures handling (i.e lift/breakover fixtures, large structure stands)
  • Experience with space vehicle separation systems
  • Familiarity with GEVS and/or SMC-S-16 testing requirements
Additional Requirements
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% for launch site integration support
  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends as required
  • Willing and able to operate heavy machinery (i.e lifts, overhead cranes)
  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • 401(k) Match
  • Unlimited PTO
Salary Range $100,000-$150,000
Your actual level and base salary will be determined case-by-case and may vary based on the job-related qualification, knowledge, skills, education, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity for each employee, 100% covered medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) match, unlimited flex time off, covered life insurance, maternity and paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, employee referrals, and lots of swag!
About Terran Orbital
Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellite products primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and on-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more at www.terranorbital.com
Physical Demands
An employee must meet the physical demands described to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. In performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to sit or stand for long durations of time, in addition to bending, reaching, and walking. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. This position is generally sedentary, with substantial computer usage.
Work Environment
The job operates in a professional office environment but in a manufacturing company. This job routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and scanners.
To comply with US Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the US Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may require a current United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.
Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.
If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].