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Design Engineer

Company: Firefly Aerospace
Location: Cedar Park
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Come be a part of the 21st Century Space Race. At Firefly, we are focused on the leading edge of space systems progression. Our company is committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch vehicles and spacecraft. To get there, we are looking for incredibly passionate, bright, and determined people to join our team.


As a Firefly Design Engineer, you will leverage your creative background and expertise to develop innovative solutions for the application of space technology. You will work in small, collaborative groups through all stages of the component and system design including conceptual and architecture layout, preliminary design, detail design, fabrication instructions, and liaison shop support. You will take ownership of your projects and collaborate with all associated parties to facilitate the design, analysis, manufacturing, and final integration of components on launch vehicles.


* Develop new, innovative design concepts for our vehicles, support structures, and experimental tooling under all disciplines (composites, metallics, fluid systems, propulsion). * Collaborate with engineering peers to establish individual task scope and feasibility. * Establish and support design reviews to assess progress and present design rationale to applicable stakeholders. * Understanding of material properties and selection; iterative optimization of designs to meet system requirements. * Create preliminary design analyses using hand calculations and FEA. * Detailed Drafting of part and assembly drawings following GD&T company drafting standards. * Use engineering principles and fundamentals to provide novel solutions for technically challenging problems. * Demonstrate a willingness to seek creative, new, and different ways to accomplish outcomes.



* BS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or related engineering discipline. * Hands on experience in Mechanical Design. * Comprehension of design fundamentals including tolerancing, ASME Standards, ASTM, and GD&T. * Strong CAD experience in Siemens NX or similar.


* Knowledge of fabrication, welding, machining, and assembly practices. * Experience in an R&D or Aerospace environment. * Experience with composites. * Capable of working in a constantly evolving environment. * Able to prioritize and execute tasks in high-pressure situations. * Works well on a collaborative and multidisciplinary team. * Unafraid to speak up and ask questions and capable of drawing novel conclusions. * Recognizes the importance / gravity of project timeline and milestones. * Willingness to learn and operate under non-standard procedures, as necessary.

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.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed 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.

Keywords: Firefly Aerospace, Cedar Park , Design Engineer, Other , Cedar Park, Texas

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