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Mission Design Engineer - ADP

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Kent
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

Location: Kent, WA

Description: Our client is currently seeking a Mission Design Engineer - ADP

As part of a diverse group of spacecraft development engineers, you will study and develop advanced concepts for launch vehicles, in-space systems, planetary landers, and crewed vehicles. You will be responsible for trajectory analysis and mission design of various spaceflight systems. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration, and your dedicated commitment and detailed attention will further the cause of safe and repeatable spaceflight.

This job will have the following responsibilities:

Assess Aerospace engineering and vehicle design problems by developing use cases, concepts of operation, and driving requirements

Trade, optimize, and define system architectures and missions

Collaborate with other system engineers and design engineers to perform conceptual design, sizing, and analysis

Model and optimize Earth-to-orbit trajectories for a range of launch vehicle configurations.

Identify launch windows

Perform in-space mission design and trajectory analysis, including multi-body transfer orbits and destinations such as Lagrange points and halo orbits.

Incorporate and validate aerodynamic data and be able to generate simple aerodynamic models for well-characterized bodies.

Incorporate propulsion system models across the entire range of thrust classes: from electric propulsion to first-stage booster engines.

Use a fundamental knowledge of flight and orbital mechanics to sanity check the results of inscrutable computer programs.

Write cogent and succinct technical memos and devise innovative, intuitive, and delightful ways to visualize quantitative information.

Qualifications & Requirements:Minimum of a M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering or equivalent

Applied industry experience and/or Ph.D. focused on development of spacecraft conceptual mission designs

Demonstrated knowledge of systems engineering practices such as requirements and verification, system architecture, developing CONOPS, creating models and performing system simulations, performing trade studies, and establishing system metrics

A strong, solid understanding of orbital mechanics, astrodynamics, launch vehicle flight mechanics, and atmospheric flight

Experience using trajectory analysis tools such as OTIS, STK Astrogator, or Copernicus.

Experience with a scripting language or platform such as MATLAB or Python

Experience working collaboratively in small teams on fast-paced projects

Show excellent judgement and be comfortable making high-quality and high-velocity decisions

Ability to execute in a dynamic, fast-paced, and driven work environment

Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


Ph.D. in Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace engineering

Familiarity with version control, preferably Git.

Experience with collaboration tools such as Confluence and JIRA

This job and many more are available through The Judge Group. Find us on the web at

Keywords: The Judge Group, Kent , Mission Design Engineer - ADP, Engineering , Kent, Washington

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