2016-06-20

SEDS Job Opportunities!

We understand your drive and excitement to be a part of the space industry. We have it too. With that in mind we’d love to help you find a way to plug into the community and utilize that motivation. So we reached out to a few of our industry friends and partners to identify some options. Here is the result: a list of current opportunities, from industry, government, and the nonprofit world that are relevant to current SEDS members and recent alumni. If you have something you’d like to add please reach out to patrick.gray@seds.org and I’ll put it on the list. Happy hunting and let us know how we can help!

Virgin Galactic
  • Integration Engineer, LauncherOne
    • Description: Virgin Galactic (VG) is seeking an engineer with experience integrating liquid fueled rockets. This role is for a self-starting, hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position at Virgin Galactic’s aerospace facility in Long Beach, California. In this role you will be working with teams from Structures, Avionics, and Propulsion to define the hardware being handed off from the manufacturing teams to integration. You will be part of a deeply cross functional team. You will be getting parts, data, and support from across the company. Your desk is likely to be a workbench next to the rocket you are building.
    • Location: Long Beach, CA
    • Linkhttp://tinyurl.com/virgin-integration-eng
House of Representatives
  • Internship with The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
    • Description: The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology typically hires interns for four month periods each fall, spring, and summer. The internship provides a unique opportunity to observe the legislative process first hand. Interns are asked to work with staff to help prepare for committee hearings and markups. Additionally, interns are critical to the daily operation of the office including tasks such as answering phones, greeting visitors, and filing official documents. Interns also work directly with staff on substantive research projects and press matters. In order to enhance the learning experience, interns are encouraged to attend lectures, briefings, and other events on Capitol Hill that suit their interests.
    • Location: Washington, DC
    • Link: http://democrats.science.house.gov/internships
Descartes Labs
  • Software Engineer
    • Description: Redefine the limits of “Big Data.” Our peta-scale, cloud-based processing architecture provides daily challenges and opportunities for innovation. Your C/C++ must be very strong, along with excellent debugging and optimization skills. Pluses: parallel computing, machine learning, Google Cloud/AWS, Geographic Information Systems and GDAL.
    • Location: Los Alamos, NM
    • Link: https://jobs.lever.co/descarteslabs.com/55bcc68b-f7ba-448f-bb02-033537547b33
Deep Space Industries
  • Propulsion Engineer
    • Description: DSI is seeking a propulsion engineer to assist with the fabrication and testing of its Comet line of water electrothermal thrusters. Duties will include adapting mechanical and/or electrical interfaces of thruster to suit specific customer requirements, as well as performance and environmental acceptance testing of all flight models (FMs) and design upgrades as deemed necessary or desirable. Job will also include assisting in the design of advanced propulsion concepts. Successful candidates will have 5+ years experience with spacecraft propulsion systems (or small spacecraft in general with strong fundamentals in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics).
    • Location: Mountain View, CA
    • Link: https://deepspaceindustries.com/careers/
  • Embedded Systems Engineer
    • Description: DSI is seeking an embedded systems engineer to assist with the design and testing of avionics for its first asteroid prospecting spacecraft. Duties will include embedded software development (assembly and C), schematic and PCB design, functional and environmental testing, and ground support equipment design. Experience soldering electronic assemblies (particularly J-STD certification) a plus. Successful candidates will have 5+ years designing and testing embedded systems, for satellites or other applications.
    • Location: Mountain View, CA
    • Link: https://deepspaceindustries.com/careers/
DreamUp
  • EdTech Business Development Manager
    • Description: DreamUp is seeking a self-motivated and talented full-time EdTech Business Development Manager to grow our customer base and develop unique and impactful programs to bring the magic of space-based research opportunities to a growing number of students around the globe.
    • Location: Washington, DC
    • Link: http://www.dreamup.org/dreamup-blog//edtech-business-development-manager
NanoRacks
  • Business Intern
    • Description: This position is for about 20 hours per week with a flexible schedule. The position pays $18 per hour to start and has the potential to become a full-time position. Recent graduates or graduate students in business, aerospace engineering, biology, medical sciences or related fields are preferred. This intern will: track a target list of potential customers in biomedical or materials science field, prepare and manage revisions to documents including reports, presentations and proposals, evaluate potential strategic partnerships with suppliers to biomedical and material sciences, and research public filings
    • Location: Washington, DC
    • Link: http://nanoracks.com/business-intern/
iSpace
  • Lunar Lander Lead Engineer
    • Description: iSpace is looking for an engineer to help lead their lunar lander development efforts. This person will perform trade studies, technology audits and create technology roadmaps for lander development. They will be involved in systems engineering for landing spacecraft in all phases of design including specification, requirement, manufacturing and testing phases. They will coordinate multiple teams and external contractors for lander development. They will oversee component and integrated environmental testing of a lander. And they will be responsible for communicating with launch service providers to develop ICDs for a lander.
    • Location: Tokyo, Japan
    • Link: http://tinyurl.com/iSpace-lander-lead
SpaceCom
  • Conference Intern
    • Description:  the inaugural SpaceCom in Houston last November was a huge success. Due to this success the conference is looking to bring on a number of interns to support the coming year. This will be a paid internship for SpaceCom 2016. The 10-20 hours/week job would involve a lot of marketing research, and an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding and contacts throughout the space industry.
    • Location: Remote Work Accepted
    • Contact: swolfe@spacecomexpo.com
Lockheed Martin
    • Systems Engineer Associate
      • Description: This is a two year program designed to assign entry level employees a variety of tasks associated with the design, development, production and operational support of Military Space spacecraft and ground mission control segments. Working with different mentors in each assignment the employee will gain experience across multiple engineering disciplines and program life cycle elements within the Military Space line of business. After successful completion of the rotation program, the employee will be well qualified to take on a longer term challenging assignment supporting one of the Military Space programs. Ability to network, strong interpersonal relationship and communication skills will be enhanced by exposure to multiple teammates and mentors throughout the rotation program.
      • Location: Sunnyvale, CA and Littleton, CO
      • Link for CA: https://search.lockheedmartinjobs.com/ShowJob/Id/51003/Systems-Engineer-Associate/
      • Link for CO: https://search.lockheedmartinjobs.com/ShowJob/Id/52793/Systems-Engineer-Associate/
Tauri Group
    • Aerospace Analyst
    • Description: The Tauri Group is currently building a pipeline of Aerospace Analysts at all levels of experience to provide upcoming, analytical support for multiple government agencies including NASA, DARPA, and a variety of commercial clients. Duties will be performed on-site at Government facilities in the Washington DC Metro area and/or our Old Town Alexandria facility.
    • Location: Washington, DC
    • Link: http://tinyurl.com/tauri-aero-analyst
Made in Space
    • Robotics Engineer
      • Description: With a goal to radically change the way we do space missions today by building everything you need for space, in space. Made in Space is looking for driven engineers to perform research and development functions on the robotic systems that will be incorporated into developed hardware. Engineers in this position will work on problems with moderate to large scopes that have challenges unlike any use case addressed in traditional robotics.
      • Location: Mountain View, CA
      • Link: http://www.madeinspace.us/robotics-engineer/
    • Electrical Engineer
    • Description: Made in Space is looking for an entry level electrical engineer with expertise in grounding, impedance, and low EMI design. Other pluses are: experience with 3D printers, experience working with NASA and/or Space Station hardware, and knowledge of ISS Requirements a huge plus.
    • Location: Mountain View, CA
    • Link: http://www.madeinspace.us/electrical-engineer/
Planetary Resources
  • Business Operations Assistant
    • Description: Planetary Resources is in search of a business operations assistant to support the operations staff and CEO by performing a wide range of administrative and office support activities. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to prioritize a wide variety of demands and respond to requests with appropriate urgency, impeccable organizational abilities, and strong time management skills. An individual who is even-keeled, energetic, and enjoys learning new skills can excel in this role. The position will report to the Business Operations Manager and significant responsibilities will include directly supporting the administrative needs of the CEO.
    • Location: Redmond, WA
    • Link: http://webconnect3.atango.com/CN_Frame.aspx?ID=planetaryresources&SiteID=WebConnect&Group=planetaryresources&Key=CN&PostId=&CnId=&startpage=2
  • Business Development Summer Associate
    • Description: Joining the Planetary Resources team means you will be an active part of a pioneering vision to expand humanity into the Solar System – one spacecraft at a time. We are looking for MBA candidates that are as passionate as us about developing space and the impact we can have on global industries such as agriculture, oil & gas, mining and financial intelligence. Candidates should expect a hands-on, intense and dynamic work environment.  Work alongside our experienced staff and make an immediate impact on current product development and business strategy. Join us and bring your skills to the next frontier.
    • Location: Redmond, WA
    • Link: http://webconnect3.atango.com/CN_Frame.aspx?ID=planetaryresources&SiteID=WebConnect&Group=planetaryresources&Key=CN&PostId=&CnId=&startpage=2

Ad astra,

Patrick Gray

Alumni Association Coordinator

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