At Virgin Orbit, we are launching the small satellite revolution, enabling missions that were previously unimaginable. We are delivering Virgin’s legendary customer experience by combining advanced technology with a diligent, hard-working team. We have built a workplace and a workforce of the future, knowing that our decisions and investments of today are launching the industries of tomorrow. We have engaged a diverse and inclusive community of doers and dreamers alike, empowering all those working today to build satellites and constellations that will change the world.
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Senior Propulsion Design and Analysis Engineer
Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a new member of our team to serve as a Senior Propulsion Design and Analysis Engineer. If you join us in this position, you will be a technical leader in the design and analysis of all types of propulsion hardware, from piece parts to entire engines. You will produce designs from conceptual to flight maturity levels, and analyze all types of propulsion data, in an effort to continually improve flight-worthy designs into ever higher degrees of performance. The ideal candidate will have a diverse set of excellences, including structural, fluids, and thermal analysis; mechanical design; and hot fire performance data assessment. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position at our rocket factory in beautiful Long Beach, California.
If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…
… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
Our idea of a happy life: build rockets, work with brilliant people, serve purposeful customers, and open access to space. Sir Richard Branson’s belief is “If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success.” From the very start, we have placed top priority on growing and fostering a team of creative, diverse, and talented women and men.
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