27 — 02 — 2023
Propulsion Engineer (f/m/x) @GATE Space
  • Engineer
  • Full-Time
  • Vienna, Austria

At GATE Space, we develop green, chemical in-space propulsion solutions for the NewSpace economy. Drawing on years of experience developing rocket engines, our team is chasing the dream of a thriving economy in space and tackling space engineering problems with a rapid prototyping philosophy. We focus on the development of two products: The GATE Jetpack – a plug-and-play mobility solution for satellite missions – and the GATE Thruster – the world’s first chemical propulsion system capable of highly responsive deep throttling and differential thrust stabilization.

At GATE Space, we are committed to workforce diversity, equality and inclusion. We want to build a diverse team and welcome and value all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief. Specifically, we want to strongly encourage female and diverse applicants.

About your role

At GATE Space, we don’t just offer you a job. We want you to be part of our journey to space and beyond –  a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of the fast-growing NewSpace industry and develop technologies that change the way we think about and operate in space. Aerospace experience is not required to be successful at GATE Space – instead, we look for motivated, self-sufficient team players who are passionate about solving engineering challenges. As part of a small team of equal engineers, you will contribute to our success by developing and optimizing the propulsion subsystem of the GATE Jetpack and the GATE Thruster. 

Your primary tasks: 

  • Development of prototypes of the propulsion subsystem of the GATE Jetpack including concept design, simulations, calculations and design for manufacturing
  • Design, layout and optimization of the mechanical structure, valves, fluid interface, seals and valve actuators of the GATE Thruster
  • Optimization of the propellant injection, injector arrangement and ignition of the GATE Thruster
  • Optimization of the thermal management of the combustion chamber and nozzle of the GATE Thruster
  • Preparation and monitoring of the endurance testing campaign of the GATE Thruster
  • Documentation of the product development

Required qualities:

  • High level of autonomy and self-sufficiency
  • High level of motivation and creativity
  • High level of team playing capabilities
  • Ability to lead and inspire
  • Ability to follow
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Good knowledge of CAD software
  • Good knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics

Beneficial qualities:

  • Applied engineering experience (e.g. internships, job experience, personal or team projects)
  • Familiarity with rapid prototyping and hardware-based design
  • Basic knowledge of Python
  • Basic knowledge of CFD
  • Basic knowledge of electronics

About your employment

We are looking for a full time employee, starting as soon as possible.

About your benefits

  • First row seat in the development and implementation of a space mission
  • Opportunity to shape a fast-growing space technology company
  • Attractive gross salary of €3.500 per month or more (according to qualification)
  • Employee stock option bonus programme
  • Flexitime and hybrid working arrangements
  • Modern office in central Vienna

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