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Propulsion Engineer 4 - Advanced Programs

Company: United Launch Alliance
Location: Denver
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Your Role: What you'll be doing

The ULA Advanced Programs (AP) team is a multidisciplinary group that helps shape the evolution of future ULA launch vehicles, performs architectural trade studies, develops concepts for future product offerings, supports proposal development, creates technology development roadmaps, and develops new technologies through prototype builds. As a Propulsion Engineer for Advanced Programs, you will be developing and evaluating propulsion systems for future enhancements for Vulcan-Centaur and other launch vehicles.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide propulsion engineering design and systems integration
  • Perform propulsion system level trade studies to optimize new designs for new programs.
  • Perform propulsion system analyses of design concepts
  • Develop system and component designs and requirements to satisfy overall propulsion systems requirements.
  • Develop design improvements that reduce cost and risk and/or improve vehicle performance.
  • Work with other technical disciplines to ensure the propulsion system design meets mission needs and meshes smoothly with other elements of the design
  • Present concepts and analysis results at design reviews
  • Lead and/or support prototype hardware build and test We are looking for team members with a passion for the space industry, who enjoy solving complex problems and can work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

    About ULA: What makes us different

    Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels.

    We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including:
    • 401(k) match plus an additional employer contribution
    • Discretionary annual incentive bonus for eligible employees.
    • Generous paid time off
    • Flexible work environments Additionally, most salaried ULA team members work a "9/80 schedule," meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.

      Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

      COVID Vaccination Policy. ULA has adopted a vaccination policy to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. All prospective, newly hired, and/or onboarding employees must receive the COVID-19 vaccination in full prior to their start date with ULA. Vaccination is required as a condition of employment, unless otherwise exempted by approved reasonable accommodation.

      Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

      ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

      ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster (English Spanish ) and Right to Work poster ( English Spanish ).

      Interested in growing in your career with ULA?

      Apply today. We look forward to learning more about you!

      Your Background: What skills you'll need

      • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related field.
      • Proficient with CAD tools
      • Familiarity with propulsion system design and analysis principals
      • Proficient with fluids and thermodynamics design and analysis tools.
      • Familiarity with structural design and dynamics analysis principals.
      • Proficient with Microsoft Office platform tools
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain and maintain a US Government clearance if required.

        At ULA, success comes through the efforts of a strong, united team.

        Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world's most experienced and reliable space launch company!

        Successfully launching more than 140 consecutive missions doesn't just happen. It's credit to the commitment of our 2,500 team members and the systems and processes we use to pull them together.

        As a ULA employee, you'll have the opportunity to grow in your career while working in a team-oriented culture that combines technology, innovation, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary.

        Together, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world.

        Our team is excited to meet you!

        Summary Salary Range (Colorado Only)

        $120,277 - $188,007

        Please note that the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon a candidate's experience and qualifications, as well as internal equity, market and business considerations. Employees may be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus in addition to base pay.

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