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 manoeuvre 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 the future of space technology and are seeking a Propulsion Engineer to join our team.

As Propulsion Engineer at ThrustMe, you will play an integral role in the development of next-generation propulsion systems for small satellites, with focus on the superheated water product line of ThrustMe. You will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and technicians to design, analyse, test, and integrate high-performance propulsion systems. 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.


Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Design and develop advanced electrothermal propulsion systems.
  • Conduct performance and reliability analyses for propulsion systems, ensuring compliance with industry standards.
  • Perform CFD simulations to support the development of flow control systems.
  • Plan and conduct test activities, from prototype to flight qualification and acceptance.
  • Collaborate with engineers and physicists in the development and industrialization of ground-breaking products.
  • Regularly reporting to the Head of Product Development.


Required skills and qualifications

  • Masters or PhD degree in aerospace engineering or related field.
  • Deep understanding of fluid dynamics and other disciplines involved in the development of propulsion systems.
  • Proficiency with CAD and CFD tools utilized in the development of propulsion systems.
  • Broad background in space technology.
  • Experience planning and conducting tests with propulsion systems is a strong asset.
  • 2+ years of industry experience in propulsion is an asset.
  • Communicates in English fluently.


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