Propulsion Engineer
Turion Space
Irvine, CA US
Posted ago
Turion Space

We are looking for a Propulsion Engineer for Turion Space.

Generous equity compensation


  • Design, build, test, and operate cold gas and electric propulsion systems
  • Perform component and system-level design, analysis, and trade studies
  • Develop and execute component and system-level test plans
  • Work closely with other teams to model, simulate, and control the propulsion systems
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team


  • Bachelor of Science degree in a technical discipline (e.g. engineering, physics)
  • Experience with full development lifecycle of gridded ion thrusters
  • 3+ years of industry experience with fluid systems or spacecraft propulsion design, test, or both
  • A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and doing hands-on design/development
  • Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware and/or software from scratch
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in designing, testing, and operating spacecraft propulsion systems
  • Specific experience with low thrust monopropellant and green monopropellant systems
  • Experience with propulsion system process development including manifold manufacturing and welding
  • Experience with Python (Numpy, Scipy), C++, and Git
  • Familiarity with reading and writing technical standards
  • Familiarity with propellant material compatibility
  • Familiarity with weld and weld inspection standards and best practices

ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

$80,000-$120,000 yearly
About Turion Space

Turion Space was formed with the vision of building the technology required for humanity's interplanetary future. Our short-term goal is to solve the most significant threat to that vision - orbital debris. The exponential growth of spacecraft and launch vehicles entering Earth's orbits has dramatically increased the risk of collisions. Even a small number of these conjunctions will lead to the inaccessibility of the final frontier. We are developing the technology to stabilize this threat. This challenge will also serve as a test-bed for future asteroid resource extraction.

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