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Add ‘landed on the moon’ to your resume today! we’re actively expanding our team as we work towards our 2022 lunar mission. Do you have what it takes to join the Masten team?

Full Time Positions

Lead GNC Engineer & GNC SME

Masten Space Systems is a Mojave, California based aerospace R&D company that is working to create reliable and reusable rocket vehicles and components. If you’re interested in working with Masten please submit your resume.

Include with the application a copy of your resume with a cover letter first, your resume second, and a portfolio at the end if you have one. All of these documents should be combined into one pdf document of less than 10MB and have a filename in the format of Lastname_Firstname.pdf. Only applications in this format will be reviewed. Your portfolio should show projects you have worked on in a hands-on capacity. School projects, prior work projects, or even home projects are acceptable. Include pictures and descriptions of what your part in the project was if it was a team project.

The scope of the position includes:

  • Working across Masten’s programs, with a focus on XL-1 Moon Mission One
  • Coordinating with leadership team on staffing allocation and resources
  • Being a technical contributor to challenging engineering problems & having key input into the XL-1 design, build, and test
  • Providing engineering expertise and leadership
  • Providing mentorship and guidance to the technical team

Candidates filling this position will have strong skills with computer hardware and software. Beneficial to have strong skills in advanced mathematics and computer programming. Responsible for leading the team and assisting with the work to:

  • Develop hardware architecture
  • Select flight computers, solar panels, and power system hardware
  • Select/develop peripheral boards including support for 802.11ac, RS-422, Ethernet, CCSDS
  • Work with software team on board support packages
  • Ensure appropriate reliability and fault tolerance
  • Trajectory analysis
  • Guidance algorithms
  • Control laws
  • Kalman filters
  • Sensor fusion
  • Flight simulators
  • Optimization
  • Geodesy
  • Orbital mechanics
  • C, C++, Python, MATLAB
  • Navigation sensors (GPS, star trackers, LIDAR, IMU, etc.)
  • Systems engineering
  • Hands on test and integration

Professional Requirements:

  • Experience with spacecraft or launch vehicles and working on ambitious projects
  • Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

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Lead Thermal Engineer

Masten Space Systems is a Mojave, California based aerospace R&D company that is working to create reliable and reusable rocket vehicles and components. If you’re interested in working with Masten please submit your resume.

Include with the application a copy of your resume with a cover letter first, your resume second, and a portfolio at the end if you have one. All of these documents should be combined into one pdf document of less than 10MB and have a filename in the format of Lastname_Firstname.pdf. Only applications in this format will be reviewed. Your portfolio should show projects you have worked on in a hands-on capacity. School projects, prior work projects, or even home projects are acceptable. Include pictures and descriptions of what your part in the project was if it was a team project.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Working across Masten’s programs, with a focus on the XL-1 lunar lander for the 2022 south pole mission. Other projects will include rocket engine R&D and plume effects research
  • Performing design and analysis of the XL-1 spacecraft thermal systems
  • Detailed analysis of customer payload thermal environments
  • Providing mentorship and guidance to less experienced technical team members
  • Lead the thermal team – manage thermal priorities and tasks across the team
  • Coordinate with other spacecraft subsystems and customers regarding thermal design
  • Must be able to adapt and thrive in a dynamic and highly technical environment
  • Will have a large impact on many programs, especially the lunar mission

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Experience with Thermal Desktop
  • Understanding of spacecraft thermal environments, especially radiation
  • Experience modeling thermal effects to determine shielding requirements on spacecraft from RCS thrusters and rocket plumes
  • Experience designing spacecraft active and passive cooling systems including radiators and MLI
  • An understanding of thermal environments on the lunar surface
  • Understands what is needed for high quality spaceflight systems – and also what is not needed
  • Experience with the complete lifecycle of spacecraft development: design, build, test, and fly
  • Experience with startups or new space companies

Professional Requirements:

  • Several years experience in spacecraft thermal engineering
  • Experience on thermal test correlations and optimization
  • Innovative and open to helping create a Cislunar economy – passionate about space
  • All applicants must be U.S. persons as defined in the U.S. export control laws (22 CFR §120.15) and regulations to include: U.S. citizen, national, lawful permanent resident or individual admitted to the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

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Flight Software/Platforms Engineer

Masten Space Systems is a Mojave, California based aerospace R&D company that is working to create reliable and reusable rocket vehicles and components. If you’re interested in working with Masten please submit your resume.

Include with the application a copy of your resume with a cover letter first, your resume second, and a portfolio at the end if you have one. All of these documents should be combined into one pdf document of less than 10MB and have a filename in the format of Lastname_Firstname.pdf. Only applications in this format will be reviewed. Your portfolio should show projects you have worked on in a hands-on capacity. School projects, prior work projects, or even home projects are acceptable. Include pictures and descriptions of what your part in the project was if it was a team project.

Masten is looking for software engineers and programmers for flight software and mission operations software. We are looking to hire individuals who have not just maintained/made incremental improvements to an existing large codebase/product, but rather are comfortable writing a 10-20,000 line of code application in under a year, and hopping between multiple projects. Ideally, someone with substantial open-source work (personal projects, Linux Kernel contributions, etc.) Our Engineers would love to see your Github account! Candidates with experience in the High-frequency Trading (HFT), Finance/FinTech, Gaming/VR, Scientific Computing, & NewSpace industries are encouraged to apply!

Key responsibilities:

  • Architecting a robust, highly resilient and fault-tolerant distributed avionics system
  • Developing FDIR (Fault Detection, Isolation & Recovery) algorithms
  • Selecting third-party/open-source software frameworks (RTOS, middleware, bootloaders, C/C++ runtimes) based on system-level and schedule requirements
  • Selection of peripheral devices and interfaces for processing platforms
  • Development of drivers and board-support packages (BSP)
  • Participating in informal and formal system design reviews and fault tolerance analysis/FMECA
  • Supporting flight operations

Required skills:

  • Thorough understanding of C and C++ (C++98 or greater)
  • Understanding of build tools and infrastructure (compilers, linkers, debuggers, C/C++ runtime libraries, CI tools)
  • Detailed knowledge of software design from first principles on x86, ARM & PowerPC architectures (bootloaders, startup code, C/C++ runtime implementation)
  • Development of hard-real time software in POSIX environments
  • Basic understanding of operating system kernel configuration fundamentals for real-time system behavior
  • Detailed understanding of common software design paradigms (message-passing, event-driven, RAII, et. al.)
  • Understanding of considerations when developing fault-tolerant software components such as error-tolerant file systems, communications agents, memory-scrubbing/EDAC

Additional useful skills:

  • Experience with Modern C++ (C++11/14 or greater) or emerging systems languages like Rust
  • Understanding of basic EE hardware design concepts
  • Board design/bring-up experience
  • Knowledge of analog/mixed-signal systems design
  • Experience in controls/GNC (implementing state estimation, sensor fusion & similar algorithms)
  • Working knowledge of communications security (commsec) and information assurance concepts
  • Experience with Linux/UNIX, Linux kernel (scheduler, driver stack), microcontrollers (Cortex R/M)
  • Some experience with PCB design and/or board bring-up from an embedded standpoint
  • Bootloader development experience
  • Comms protocol understanding (CAN, SPI, I2C, UART, LIN, Ethernet, IEEE1588 PTP)
  • Understanding of performance/determinism trade offs when writing hard-real-time software

 

Professional Requirements:

All applicants must be U.S. persons as defined in the U.S. export control laws (22 CFR §120.15) and regulations to include: U.S. citizen, national, lawful permanent resident or individual admitted to the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

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Hypergolic Propulsion Engineer

Masten Space Systems is a Mojave, California based aerospace R&D company that is working to create reliable and reusable rocket vehicles and components. If you’re interested in working with Masten please submit your resume.

Include with the application a copy of your resume with a cover letter first, your resume second, and a portfolio at the end if you have one. All of these documents should be combined into one pdf document of less than 10MB and have a filename in the format of Lastname_Firstname.pdf. Only applications in this format will be reviewed. Your portfolio should show projects you have worked on in a hands-on capacity. School projects, prior work projects, or even home projects are acceptable. Include pictures and descriptions of what your part in the project was if it was a team project.

We are looking for someone who has experience with designing/building a spacecraft hypergolic propulsion system, preferably bi-porop. Ideally, we would like to find someone who has significant experience and can help guide the propulsion team through the nuances of range safety and spacecraft pitfalls.

The scope of the position includes:

  • Providing engineering expertise in the area of design, development, and test of spacecraft hypergolic propulsion systems
  • Working on the XL-1 lunar lander for the 2022 south pole mission. Other projects may include technology development and testing programs in support of the lunar mission
  • Providing mentorship and guidance to less experienced technical team member

Duties & Responsibilities covering one or multiple areas:

  • Fluid Systems
  • Development of fluid component specifications and sourcing of hardware for bi-propelant hypergolic propulsion systems
  • Pressurization & propellant system design
  • Fluid schematics and CAD
  • Fabrication drawings and procedures
  • Component testing procedures
  • Propellant slosh/bladder modeling
  • Priming and water hammer analysis
  • Ground Support Equipment
  • Lander flatsat fluid system design
  • Ground support equipment for lander
  • Responsible for the procurement and fabrication of test stand equipment
  • Develop fabrication procedures and instructions
  • Provide technical guidance to fabricators and other technicians

Required Skills / Experience:

  • Innovative and open to helping create a Cislunar economy – passionate about space
  • Experience with bi-propellant hypergolic propulsion systems for spacecraft

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Understands what is needed for high-quality spaceflight systems – and also what is not needed
  • Experience with range safety
  • Hypergolic engine in space engine design experience
  • Hypergolic engine vacuum test experience
  • Radiation cooled thrust chamber design and manufacturing
  • Fluid system analysis
  • Experience in the life cycle of spacecraft development: design, build, and test.
  • 6+ years experience in aerospace engineering
  • 3+ years in propulsion design and/or test for spacecraft or rockets
  • Experience with startups or new space companies
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a technical field
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong work ethic and intrinsic motivation
  • Hands-on fabrication experience
  • Must be able to adapt and thrive in a dynamic highly technical environment
  • Will have a large impact on many programs, especially the lunar mission

Professional Requirements:

All applicants must be U.S. persons as defined in the U.S. export control laws (22 CFR §120.15) and regulations to include: U.S. citizen, national, lawful permanent resident or individual admitted to the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

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Electrical Hardware Design Engineer

Masten Space Systems is a Mojave, California based aerospace R&D company that is working to create reliable and reusable rocket vehicles and components. If you’re interested in working with Masten please submit your resume.

Include with the application a copy of your resume with a cover letter first, your resume second, and a portfolio at the end if you have one. All of these documents should be combined into one pdf document of less than 10MB and have a filename in the format of Lastname_Firstname.pdf. Only applications in this format will be reviewed. Your portfolio should show projects you have worked on in a hands-on capacity. School projects, prior work projects, or even home projects are acceptable. Include pictures and descriptions of what your part in the project was if it was a team project.

We are looking to add an Electrical Hardware Engineer to our team who has “cradle to grave” experience with full-lifecycle complex electronic hardware design. This position will have made more than just incremental updates to a design and have experience going from initial requirements captured, through the schematic capture, PCB layout, DFM/DFT and product V&V and release process.

Ideal candidates will have backgrounds at newer EV companies or come from high-volume automotive and consumer electronics backgrounds. Aerospace background is not required as long as candidates exhibit a basic understanding of the unique elements involved in designing avionics for hostile environments.

Key Requirements:

  • Knowledge of PCB layout software (KiCad preferred, Altium is fine if you are willing to learn KiCad)
  • Understanding of aero/MIL standards relating to PCB/PWB design (IPC-2221, MIL-PRF-31032, NASA-EE-INST-002, AEC-Q100/101/200)
  • Detailed understanding of analog/mixed-signal fundamentals
  • Experience designing 500+ Watt to multi-Kilowatt DC/DC converters (buck-boost, SEPIC, split-pi topology or similar)
  • Experience working with motor control and/or power electronics (gate drivers for IGBT/MOSFET)
  • Experience designing mid to high-speed digital hardware (Microcontrollers, CPLD, DSP, System-On-Chip designs)
  • Fundamental understanding of EMI and grounding

 

All applicants must be U.S. persons as defined in the U.S. export control laws (22 CFR §120.15) and regulations to include: U.S. citizen, national, lawful permanent resident or individual admitted to the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

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Systems Engineer

Masten Space Systems is a Mojave, California based aerospace R&D company that is working to create reliable and reusable rocket vehicles and components. If you’re interested in working with Masten please submit your resume.

Include with the application a copy of your resume with a cover letter first, your resume second, and a portfolio at the end if you have one. All of these documents should be combined into one pdf document of less than 10MB and have a filename in the format of Lastname_Firstname.pdf. Only applications in this format will be reviewed. Your portfolio should show projects you have worked on in a hands-on capacity. School projects, prior work projects, or even home projects are acceptable. Include pictures and descriptions of what your part in the project was if it was a team project.

This position does require being local to the Mojave, California area.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Working across Masten’s programs, with a focus on the XL-1 lunar lander for the 2022 south pole mission. Other projects will include rocket engine systems testing and plume effects research, testing, & analysis
  • Perform systems engineering work in support of lunar lander and space system development in a wide range of disciplines
  • Support the resolution of technical issues and ensuring the spacecraft and system solutions are flight worthy prior to delivery for launch
  • Evaluate customer/operational needs to define system performance requirements, integrating technical parameters, and assuring compatibility of physical, functional and program interfaces
  • Generate, review, approve, and manage system requirements – including but not limited to regulatory, safety, design, environmental, manufacturing, quality, operational, and testing requirements
  • Work closely with other engineering disciplines in an integrated team environment to develop CONOPs and interface definitions
  • Assist in coordination of integrated testing requiring strategic functional implementation to support verification and other type of events
  • Apply your experience in design and systems engineering principles to solve relevant aerospace issues
  • Utilize excellent teamwork and written/oral English communications skills

Desired Technical Skills/Experience:

  • Supporting the design, development, integration and test of XL-1 lunar lander systems.
  • Understanding of spacecraft systems environments, especially lunar landers
  • An understanding of Cis-lunar and lunar surface environments
  • Understands what is – and what is not – needed for high quality spaceflight systems
  • Experience with the complete lifecycle of spacecraft development: design, build, test, and fly
  • Experience with startups or new space companies

Professional Requirements:

  • Several years experience in spacecraft systems engineering
  • Innovative and open to helping create a Cislunar economy – passionate about space
  • All applicants must be U.S. persons as defined in the U.S. export control laws (22 CFR §120.15) and regulations to include: U.S. citizen, national, lawful permanent resident or individual admitted to the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

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Structural Design Engineer

Masten Space Systems is a Mojave, California based aerospace R&D company that is working to create reliable and reusable rocket vehicles and components. If you’re interested in working with Masten please submit your resume.

Include with the application a copy of your resume with a cover letter first, your resume second, and a portfolio at the end if you have one. All of these documents should be combined into one pdf document of less than 10MB and have a filename in the format of Lastname_Firstname.pdf. Only applications in this format will be reviewed. Your portfolio should show projects you have worked on in a hands-on capacity. School projects, prior work projects, or even home projects are acceptable. Include pictures and descriptions of what your part in the project was if it was a team project.

The scope of the position includes:

  • Providing engineering expertise in the area of design, development, analysis, and test of spacecraft structures
  • Working across Masten’s programs, with a focus on the XL-1 lunar lander for the 2022 south pole mission. Other projects may include technology development and testing programs and VTVL terrestrial testbed flights in support of the lunar mission
  • Coordinating with other divisions in the company to develop a full and complete structures solution for various projects
  • Providing mentorship and guidance to less experienced technical team members

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design structural components to meet requirements including expected loads and sufficient factors of safety
  • Work with every other subsystem to ensure systems-level thinking in the design
  • Conduct static and dynamic analyses appropriate to the design maturity
  • Provide technical leadership to a small team of engineers
  • Assist in developing structural tests, conducting the tests, and reviewing test data
  • Provide analysis and test data to other team members
  • Develop fabrication procedures and instructions working with the integration team
  • Provide technical guidance to fabricators and other technicians

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Innovative and open to helping create a Cislunar economy – passionate about space
  • Understands what is needed for high-quality spaceflight systems – and also what is not needed
  • Knowledge of materials, joints, bonding and how these choices affect the spacecraft mission regarding thermal loads, margin and resiliency, off gassing, and more
  • Experience in the life cycle of spacecraft development: design, build, and test
  • 5+ years experience in aerospace engineering
  • 3+ years in structures design and/or test for spacecraft
  • Experience with startups or new space companies
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and intrinsic motivation
  • Hands-on fabrication experience
  • Must be able to adapt and thrive in a dynamic highly technical environment
  • Will have a large impact on many programs, especially the lunar mission
  • Strong working knowledge of industry standard 3D CAD tools (SolidWorks required)
  • Strong working knowledge of lightweight space structures that include honeycomb panels, bonded inserts and embedded reinforcements
  • Experience in structural assembly and integration and testing
  • Knowledge of ASME Y14.5 and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing principles
  • Knowledge of Bill of Materials (BOM), manufacturing process, material sourcing and supply chain management
  • Experience with classical hand calculations for component sizing for static and dynamic loadings
  • Experience in engineering drawing release, PDM and configuration change management
  • Experienced in producing component and assembly drawings in SolidWorks

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Min B.S. Degree in Mechanical/Aerospace/Structural Engineering
  • Experience with FEA tools, particularly coupled loads, dynamics, vibration, acoustics, and transient loads

Professional Requirements:

All applicants must be U.S. persons as defined in the U.S. export control laws (22 CFR §120.15) and regulations to include: U.S. citizen, national, lawful permanent resident or individual admitted to the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

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Engineering Manager

Masten Space Systems is looking to hire an Engineering Manager for the Headquarters location in Mojave, CA. This position will partner with an additional Engineering Manager and Leadership Team at Masten to assess current and upcoming project needs.

The scope of the engineering manager position includes:

  • Working across Masten’s programs, including the new vehicle (Xogdor) build, MOWs program, technology development and testing programs, and VTVL terrestrial testbed flights
  • Coordinating with leadership team on staffing allocation and resources
  • Being a technical contributor to challenging engineering problems
  • Providing engineering expertise and leadership
  • Providing mentorship and guidance to the technical team

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate resources across the technical team to ensure projects meet internal and external deadlines as well as stay on budget
  • Perform one-on-one meetings with direct reports
  • Assist with management of schedule, projects, and resources using Smartsheets
  • Work closely with the CTO, Chief Engineer, and second Engineering Manager to meet program goals
  • Assist with and contribute to project planning, proposals, and scoping business opportunities
  • Must be able to adapt and thrive in a dynamic highly technical environment
  • Will have a large impact on many programs, especially the lunar mission

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Experience leading a technical team in aerospace, ideally spacecraft but not required.
  • Innovative and open to helping create a Cislunar economy – passionate about space
  • Understands what is needed for high-quality spaceflight systems – and also what is not needed.
  • Experience with the complete lifecycle of spacecraft development: design, build, test, and fly.
  • 15+ years experience in aerospace engineering
  • Experience with startups or new space companies
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a technical field
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong work ethic and intrinsic motivation

Engineering Manager Evaluation Criteria:

  • Have experience and methods to keep the team on schedule
  • Have experience and methods to keep the team on budget
  • Technical background
  • Fast feedback cycles, gets to the point and doesn’t delay on pointing out concerns
  • Detail oriented, able to track schedules across multiple programs
  • Calm, cool, and collected when things go wrong. Work the solution not the problem.
  • Be a mentor to the team and provide guidance on troubleshooting
  • Has made mistakes in the past and learned from them, so we don’t have to make them ourselves.
  • Is able to work in a highly dynamic environment, and shift resources quickly to cover unexpected gaps, or keep people busy while waiting on delays
  • Strong documentation ethos

Professional Requirements:

All applicants must be U.S. persons as defined in the U.S. export control laws (22 CFR §120.15) and regulations to include: U.S. citizen, national, lawful permanent resident or individual admitted to the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

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Avionics Technician

Candidates filling this position will have strong skills with computer hardware and software. Responsible for:

  • Developing hardware architecture
  • Selecting flight computers
  • Selecting/developing peripheral boards including support for 802.11ac, RS-422, Ethernet, CCSDS
  • Working with software team on board support packages
  • Ensure appropriate reliability and fault tolerance

Professional Requirements:

All applicants must be U.S. persons as defined in the U.S. export control laws (22 CFR §120.15) and regulations to include: U.S. citizen, national, lawful permanent resident or individual admitted to the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

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Hardware Technician

Candidates filling this position will have strong skills with computer hardware and software.

Responsible for:

  • Developing GSE and flight harnesses
  • Providing input into electrical systems design and testing
  • Helping perform electrical systems testing
  • Helping debug electrical issues as they arise

Preferred Experience:

  • J-STD certification
  • Experience with troubleshooting equipment (oscilloscopes, multimeters, running test scripts)
  • Satellite harness build experience

Professional Requirements:

All applicants must be U.S. persons as defined in the U.S. export control laws (22 CFR §120.15) and regulations to include: U.S. citizen, national, lawful permanent resident or individual admitted to the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

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Communications & Marketing Manager / Creative Strategist

Masten Space Systems is a Mojave, California based aerospace R&D company that is working to create reliable and reusable rocket vehicles and components. If you’re interested in working with Masten please submit your resume.

Include with the application a copy of your resume with a cover letter first, your resume second, and a portfolio, or a link to your online portfolio. All of these documents should be combined into one pdf document of less than 10MB and have a filename in the format of Lastname_Firstname.pdf. Only applications in this format will be reviewed. Your portfolio should show projects you have worked on in a hands-on capacity.

The scope of the position includes:

  • Manages all internal and external communications
  • Manages, develops, and implements all marketing activities toward corporate and sales objectives
  • Collaborates with the business development team to identify and implement appropriate customer acquisition, sales, and customer retention strategies
  • Develops and implements strategic marketing plans to serve business objectives, produce effective promotional materials, and monitor campaign results
  • Develops budgets/policies/procedures for marketing initiatives
  • Ensures that marketing milestones and goals are met and adhere to approved budgets
  • Responsible for directing all corporate creative strategies and work including all verbal and visual concepts to meet business objectives
  • Establishes and implements design and formatting standards and processes to produce consistent and high-quality branding and marketing results

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s marketing strategy through various media
  • Develops creative materials in support of the organization’s marketing plan, business objectives and communications strategies
  • Engages and manages freelance artists on an as-needed basis
  • Contracts with marketing vendors on an as-needed basis and responsible for estimating production costs and overseeing work done by vendors
  • Strategizes, writes, edits and manages all copy/messaging including client and investor presentations, brochures, website content, product sales sheets, blogs, corporate documents, correspondence, and all other written material
  • Manages the design, art direction and execution of all company marketing materials, publications, and branded items
  • Develops and maintains the corporate style guide including editorial standards and policies and provides internal clients with design standards, tools, and guidance on communicating corporate image and identity
  • Designs, implements, and manages industry event participation and presence
  • Stays abreast of changes in the marketing and media environment

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Innovative and open to helping create a Cislunar economy – passionate about space
  • Able to perform as an entire marketing department, in one person
  • At least 10+ years B2B/B2G marketing experience in agency and client-side settings
  • Previous experience in the commercial space industry highly preferred
  • Previous experience in an entrepreneurial environment highly preferred
  • Previous experience with public relations and digital/social preferred
  • 5+ years supervisory experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred

Professional Requirements:

All applicants must be U.S. persons as defined in the U.S. export control laws (22 CFR §120.15) and regulations to include: U.S. citizen, national, lawful permanent resident or individual admitted to the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

 

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Open Application

Don’t see a job listed that fits your skills and experience? That’s okay! We’re always looking for passionate people to join the team!

What do you do well? How does that match up with Masten’s needs? Let’s create some synergy and go to the Moon!

Masten Space Systems is a Mojave, California based aerospace R&D company that is working to create reliable and reusable rocket vehicles and components. If you’re interested in working with Masten please submit your resume.

Include with the application a copy of your resume with a cover letter first, your resume second, and a portfolio at the end if you have one. All of these documents should be combined into one pdf document of less than 10MB and have a filename in the format of Lastname_Firstname.pdf. Only applications in this format will be reviewed. Your portfolio should show projects you have worked on in a hands-on capacity. School projects, prior work projects, or even home projects are acceptable. Include pictures and descriptions of what your part in the project was if it was a team project.

All applicants must be U.S. persons as defined in the U.S. export control laws (22 CFR §120.15) and regulations to include: U.S. citizen, national, lawful permanent resident or individual admitted to the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

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Internships

Engineering Internship

Thanks for your interest in Masten’s Internship Program for Summer 2021!

Important Dates

  • Resumes and applications due by January 29th, 2021
  • Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews by February 5th, 2021
  • Flexible start and end dates – usually starts in May and ends in August

Who are we?

Masten Space Systems is an aerospace company based in Mojave, CA. We specialize in reusable vehicles that lower the cost to space. Check out the rest of our website (masten.aero) and YouTube channel for more information.

 

Who can apply?

Undergraduates, graduates, and post graduates.

 

If I’ve applied to an internship before, does that count?

No, you will need to resubmit your application.

 

What will I be doing?

This can vary, but in general your primary job will be working with the vehicles, servicing and doing ground crew for testing operations. After this, most likely you will be presented with an array of projects that you can choose to work on based upon your particular interest. Occasionally, needs at the time will dictate a high-priority project for you to work on as well. These projects will rely on your engineering understanding along with hands-on experience, best judgment, and hard work.

 

What attributes/skills/experience level do I need?

Attributes:

  • Hardworking
  • Able to work in small groups or solo with little supervision
  • Team-oriented
  • Self-starter
  • Not afraid to ask questions
  • Able to perform in high-stress environments/situations

Skills and Experience (this list is set out as examples; it is neither exhaustive nor is a candidate required to have all items on it)

  • Hands-on fabrication
  • Machine shop competence
  • Coding – Python, MATLAB, C, or C++
  • Electrical and electronic systems
  • Testing, test site setup and operation
  • Data analysis
  • Problem solving/ability to form conclusions from data and observations
  • Amateur rocketry

 

Do I have to be an Aerospace Engineer?

Not at all. We have had many different types of engineers, and occasionally outstanding non-engineers, be selected.

 

What do I need to apply?

  • Filename format: Lastname_Firstname.pdf
  • Pages should be, in order in a single PDF file:
  • 1 page cover letter
  • 1-2 page resume
  • 1-5 page portfolio

Do I need a portfolio?

Short answer – yes. You can apply without one, but applicants with a portfolio stand out in comparison to those that don’t have one.

 

Ok, what needs to be in my portfolio?

  • Your portfolio should contain:
  • Projects that you are proud of, whether school or personal
  • Pictures of said projects
  • A short description of the project, why you are proud of it, etc.
  • For group projects, include a section about YOUR contribution to the project, responsibilities, etc.
  • Portfolio should highlight your skills

 

This position does require being local to the Mojave, California area. Relocation costs are negotiable.

 

*To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, Masten Space Systems hires ONLY U.S. citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents.

Masten Space Systems is an equal opportunity employer; employment opportunities with Masten Space Systems are determined on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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Business Development Internship

Thanks for your interest in Masten’s Internship Program!

Who are we?

Masten Space Systems is an aerospace company based in Mojave, CA.  We specialize in reusable vehicles that lower the cost to space.  Check out the rest of our website (masten.aero) and YouTube channel for more information.

Who can apply?

Undergraduates, graduates, and post graduates.

Who will this position report to?

Position reports to the VP, Lunar Development.

What attributes/skills/experience level do I need?

  • Hardworking
  • Able to work in small groups or solo with little supervision
  • Team-oriented
  • Self-starter
  • Not afraid to ask questions
  • Able to perform in high-stress environments/situations

Position Summary

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and interested in Aerospace Business Development. This person will be a member of a Business Development team, willing to jump in and assist with various tasks and strategy sessions. This internship will have the opportunity to contribute first-hand to Lunar Payload sales, identifying potential customers, and engaging with the broader Masten Engineering team. 

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Identify specific opportunities for pursuit in the space industry and work with the Masten Business Development team to close business opportunities in this market
  • Provide current market analysis and trends in the Aerospace Payloads market for input into the company’s business plan
  • Identify, log, and track potential business partners and opportunities including potential Payloads
  • Build upon existing Masten contracts to identify and win new business
  • Enable coordination between Engineering, Operations, Enterprise IT, Finance, and Masten management during the sales process
  • Other duties as assigned – internship duties are subject to change based on needs of the business

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Shows strong interest or has some experience in Aerospace or Space industry sales or business development
  • Ability to identify and create unique value propositions for clients and develop key strategic relationships
  • Demonstrated proficiency in executive-level communication
  • Good understanding of space industry mission, challenges, limitations and the ability to develop an in-depth communication of our solutions and how they apply to the customer’s needs
  • Demonstrated outstanding networking capabilities
  • Skilled in negotiation and contract closing
  • Excellent oral, written, and listening communication skills
  • Ability to contribute in strategy setting sessions and budget decisions
  • Recognized professionalism, business demeanor and maturity

Education

  • Undergraduate degree or currently enrolled in an Undergraduate program in aerospace, technical, or business.
  • Post-secondary education (MS or MBA) is a plus, but not required

Position Location

  • Atlanta, GA 

 

*To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, Masten Space Systems hires ONLY U.S. citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents.

Masten Space Systems is an equal opportunity employer; employment opportunities with Masten Space Systems are determined on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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