Experimental Engineer

ThrustMe is a fast-growing industrial engineering startup in the space sector, 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 once 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, technologies that will revolutionize the satellite mobility industry.

As Experimental Engineer at ThrustMe, you will work on the testing of advanced propulsion systems and their subcomponents. You will work on the flight qualification and acceptance of ThrustMe products, as well as on the evaluation and characterization of new technologies. By joining the Product Development Team, you will be at the interface between cutting edge research and mass production, turning novel concepts into flight-ready systems.

Your responsibilities

  • Perform experiments with propulsion systems and their subcomponents.
  • Manufacture and assemble mechanical and electronics prototypes.
  • Characterize complex phenomena in fields such a plasma physics and heat management.
  • Utilize, inspect and maintain support hardware (vacuum chambers, test equipment, etc.).
  • Provide feedback to the design engineers.
  • Collaborate with engineers and physicists in the development and industrialization of ground-breaking products.
  • Regularly reporting to the Head of Product Development.


Skills and qualifications

  • Masters degree in applied physics, engineering, or related subject.
  • Practical experience in academic or industrial laboratories is a must.
  • Solid understanding of fundamental engineering subjects (mechanics, heat transfer, electronics, etc.).
  • Experience operating vacuum chambers and complex laboratory equipment is a strong asset.
  • Some experience with machining (lathes, column drills, etc.) as well as electronics prototyping is an asset.
  • Demonstrable technical writing and reporting skills.
  • Communicates in English fluently.


The position is open for new graduates and experienced candidates.


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