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Structural Mechanics – Senior Engineer



Full Time

Aerospacelab is looking for an engineer who will perform FEM and multibody analyses for satellite structures, mechanisms, and payloads.

While being part of a team of experienced mechanical engineers, you will closely work with the multidisciplinary teams developing our satellite payloads, composed of electromechanical, materials, mechanical, optics, and RF engineers.

Your first mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to model and analyze a deployable space structure that is currently being prototyped, with the goal of designing an in-orbit demonstrator.


  • Perform multi-body analyses to guide payload and deployable space structures development
  • Confront your predictions with test results
  • Contribute to our internal tools and our codebase that allows our company to iterate more quickly on new concepts
  • Design experiments with project teams to de-risk technical choices

Must have

  • Experience with FEM (2+ years)
  • Proficiency in static analyses
  • Experience solving problems with Python or another scripting language
  • Good problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Working level English

Nice to have

  • Proficiency with Nastran
  • Experience with space requirements
  • Experience with complex mechanical structures, such as deployables or tensegrity structures
  • Experience with modelling of composite materials

What we offer

  • A role that impacts the growth of the company, and contributes to Aerospacelab’s products
  • A world-class space start-up environment
  • A pragmatic flat hierarchy
  • The flexibility and autonomy of your work environment
  • The chance to being part of a great team of nice and smart people with whom you’ll learn every day

Why work at Aerospacelab?

You will work on satellites that will fly before your retirement. Be part of the « new space » industry and its challenges. Surround yourself with smart and innovative people. No dumb managers, no stupid tools to use. Take a lot of responsibility if you can handle.
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