Senior Mechanical Engineer, Founding Team Member

Stealth Space Start-up

Long Beach, CA, USA

Full time

$109-155k (annually)



Sep 15

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Founding Team Member

(Venture-backed Stealth Startup)

Location: South Los Angeles / North Orange County area

About Us: We are a visionary aerospace company committed to advancing space technology and exploration. Our team comprises successful entrepreneurs and executives with proven track records, and we are backed by the top venture funds in the industry.

We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to play a crucial role in shaping the technology roadmap for the company. This individual will lead and oversee the design, development, and implementation of mechanical systems for advanced space technologies, and will provide technical leadership, guide engineering teams, and contribute to the company's growth and success.


  • Lead the modeling, analysis, design, and prototyping of mechanical systems for space technologies.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to integrate mechanical systems into the overall platform, ensuring seamless functionality and performance.
  • Drive the development of concept designs and lead the team in translating concepts into tangible hardware.
  • Provide technical expertise in structural analysis, thermal management, and aerodynamics, ensuring mechanical systems meet performance, reliability, and safety requirements.
  • Set subsystem specifications and requirements.
  • Manage budgets, resource allocation, and project timelines to ensure successful project execution and on-time delivery.
  • Participate in conversations and interface with external partners.


  • Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (8+ years) in mechanical engineering, with a strong focus on modeling, analysis, design, and prototyping.
  • Expertise in structural analysis, thermal management, materials selection, and mechanical system design for mobility and/or aerospace applications.
  • Strong understanding of aerodynamics principles and their application to aerospace systems.
  • Proficiency in CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, CATIA) for 3D modeling and design.
  • Experience with simulation tools (e.g., ANSYS, COMSOL) for structural and aerodynamic analyses.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proactive self-starter, capable of multitasking and moving at a quick pace in a startup environment.

Why Join Us:

  • Make a big impact in an early-stage company, and play a significant role in setting the company's technical direction.
  • Competitive compensation package with comprehensive benefits.
  • Be a critical and early team member in a growing space industry.
  • A collaborative work environment that values diversity, creativity, and excellence.
  • Opportunity for career growth and influence in a rapidly growing aerospace company.

This is an in-person role.  We are not offering visa sponsorship at this time.

Expected compensation: $109,000 - $170,000 per year + Equity + Benefits. The stated compensation range reflects only the targeted base salary range in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area and excludes additional earnings such as bonus, equity, and benefits. If your salary requirements fall outside of the range, we still encourage you to apply.

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