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You will help change the landscape of the small satellite industry, be an integral and unique part of a close-knit team of individuals operating in a high energy environment, changing the fundamental fabric of how humanity puts things into space. As a Payload Integration Mechanical Design Engineer, you will be responsible for the design of the vehicle payload interface as well as customer payload integration and mission success. This is a full-time position located at our new Long Beach, CA facility.

Your Mission:

  • Responsible for the design, analysis and testing of launch vehicle payload interfaces
  • Responsible engineer and point of contact for launch vehicle payload interfaces and payload integration efforts working with customer engineering teams
  • Develop and maintain the Payload User’s Guides
  • Develop and implement payload integration processes and program
  • Payloads include small satellites, instrumentation packages, projectiles and proprietary payload packages
  • Collaborate with Mission Managers and Business Development to address mission requirements and needs
  • Perform payload safety and readiness evaluations
  • Support launch campaigns including payload integration, logistics, testing, verification, analyses
  • Participate in proposal and contract development Manage stakeholder communications on mission progress


  • BS degree in Engineering or Science
  • 3+ years of experience in payload interface design, integration, systems engineering, or mission management
  • Experience in design and analysis of launch vehicle/payload – full life cycle (requirements, released drawings to procuring/building hardware)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding startup atmosphere
  • Understanding of export compliance restrictions and technology transfer controls (ex. EAR, ITAR)
  • Broad technical foundation and strong project management skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders

Strongly Desirable:

  • Advanced degree(s) in Engineering or Science
  • 5+ years of experience in payload interface design, integration, systems engineering, or mission management
  • Experience in interface design and integration of small satellites with launch vehicles, mechanical, electrical and communication interfaces
  • Experience with static and dynamic structural design and analysis
  • Experience with hands-on rapid prototyping and testing
  • Experience in field and launch operations with launch vehicles
  • Professional design/development experience in the development of satellite systems with expertise in one or more specific spacecraft subsystems
  • Demonstrated ability to apply engineering principles and practices across spacecraft applications of engineering disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, thermal logic, computer application.

ITAR Requirements

SpinLaunch is required by the U.S. Government to comply with various space technology export regulations including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident (“green card holder”) as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15). More information on ITAR can be found here.

SpinLaunch is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Each individual has the right to work in a professional environment that promotes equal employment opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Revolutionizing access to space

SpinLaunch focuses on Manufacturing, Aerospace, and Space Travel. Their company has offices in Los Angeles. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees.

You can view their website at http://spinlaunch.com/

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