Electric Propulsion Engineer

ThrustMe is a cutting-edge space technology company specializing in the development and production of advanced propulsion systems for small satellites, founded in 2017. We are highly educated world experts in satellite space propulsion, pioneering the field of streamlined in-orbit propulsion for the rising satellite constellation paradigm. We help our clients in the US, Europe, and Asia, to maneuver satellites in space while meeting their short timelines and cost-capped budgets. The company made history in 2019 and 2020 with the world's first in-orbit demonstrations of iodine-fueled electric propulsion systems and is currently experiencing strong growth, with over 200 systems ordered to date. We are dedicated to shaping space technology's future and seek an experienced Electric Propulsion Engineer to join our team.

As Electric Propulsion Engineer at ThrustMe, you will play an integral role in developing next-generation electric propulsion systems for small satellites. You will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and technicians to design, analyze, test, and integrate high-performance propulsion systems. By joining the Technical Team, you will be at the interface between cutting-edge research and mass production, turning novel concepts into flight-ready systems.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead the design and development of advanced gridded ion or Hall thruster based propulsion systems.
  • Conduct performance, lifetime, and reliability analyses for EP systems, ensuring compliance with industry standards.
  • Model plasma phenomena by theory and simulation.
  • Develop and execute test plans to validate the performance of EP systems.
  • Support the continuous improvement of existing propulsion technologies by identifying areas for optimization and developing innovative solutions.
  • Collaborate with engineers and physicists in the development and industrialization of ground-breaking products.


Required skills and qualifications

  • Masters or PhD degree in aerospace engineering or plasma physics.
  • 2+ years experience with ion or Hall thrusters required, 5+ year is a strong asset.
  • Deep understanding of the functioning of electric propulsion systems, and of the disciplines involved.
  • Experience planning and conducting tests with electric propulsion systems.
  • Familiarity with industry standards applicable to satellite electric propulsion systems.
  • Proficiency in simulation tools and methodologies related to electric propulsion is a strong asset.
  • Communicates in English fluently.


Apply directly to careers@thrustme.fr submitting your CV and a motivation letter