Airbus Defense and Space
  • 28-Sep-2022 to 28-Dec-2022 (EST)
  • AIRBUS U.S. Space & Defense, Inc.
  • USA
  • 87000-115000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

This position offers FULLY REMOTE opportunities for candidates across the United States. Preferred locations: Arlington VA, Denver CO or Merritt Island, FL

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc offers advanced solutions to meet the most complex U.S. defense, security, space, and intelligence requirements. Celebrating over 50 years in the US, we remain a trusted government partner, leveraging world-class satellite, laser communication, rotor and fixed wing solutions to help our national security, defense and space focused customers meet their missions.

Airbus U.S. looks to employ a commitment driven team, dedicated to enabling our customer's mission success. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment and a welcoming and engaging staff. With competitive compensation and superior employee benefits, as well as a commitment to fostering individual career growth, Airbus U.S. is the place where top talent wants to work.

Position Summary:

Airbus U.S. is looking for an enthusiastic and creative engineer to develop solutions for new satellite systems and their integration to space launch vehicles. We're looking for candidates who can bring exceptional engineering skills and strong experience in aerospace programs to the team.

Position Responsibilities:

The Launch Integration Engineer is part of the Launch Systems and Operations team is responsible for ensuring that all the interfaces between our satellites and the launch vehicles they fly on are compatible. Although a large part of their focus is on mechanical and electrical interfaces, there is a heavy logistical and coordination component inherent in the filling this role. This engineer will be involved in the full lifecycle of development, from requirements definition through operations. Being at the cutting edge of space technology, we need someone who is eager to learn, grow, and take on new and potentially unfamiliar challenges. There is no shortage of fascinating problems to solve.

The Launch Integration Engineer will support moderate and complex assignments, under the leadership of the ATLO Launch Lead and other senior launch integration engineers.

Launch Integration and Analysis 75%

  • Support launch integration activities for Airbus spacecraft platforms, including ARROW
  • Analyze, design, and/or develop launch interfaces and requirements, to include:
    • Launcher selection and mechanical adaptation
    • Electrical interfaces and umbilical connections
    • Space Vehicle separation systems
    • Launch site processing, including transportation and SV tests
  • Ensure SV design requirements are consistent with launch vehicle flow-down
  • Develop and manage launch vehicle interface documentation
  • Manage data exchange for modeling and verification efforts necessary for a launch campaign
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in cross-functional planning, coordination, and task execution situations involving the full spectrum of engineering and integration activities
  • Perform systems safety analysis of satellite bus and dispenser hardware and prepare range safety documentation.

Roadmap Development 15%

  • Support Airbus spacecraft development product roadmap includes design adjustments, schedule, and cost targets aligned for future business captures.
  • Support the definition of spacecraft customization process for customer mission needs.

Additional Responsibilities 10%

  • Perform all the necessary launch system engineering activities to build, to maintain and to evolve the Airbus spacecraft products.
  • Promote and optimize cost savings by reuse of the heritage platform designs and manufacturing infrastructures in the pursuit of various constellation prospects.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional engineering teams to develop solutions to launch vehicle interface challenges.
  • Participate in the evaluation and procurement of potential launch dispenser and separation system products.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Bachelor's degree in STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, Math) or related scientific areas.
  • Preferred: Master's in STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, Math) or related scientific areas.


  • A minimum of 3 years with a Bachelor's degree, or 1 years with a Master's degree
  • Preferred: Proven track-record of working with aerospace hardware and/or software systems, starting from conceptual designs and tradeoffs thru detailed design, development, manufacture, integration, test, deployment, and operations.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Familiarity with launch vehicle systems such as Falcon9, Atlas, Electron, Soyuz, Ariane 5, etc.
  • Familiarity with rideshare and multi-payload launch systems (ESPA class, Cubesat launches, etc.)
  • Familiarity with elements of space mission architectures extending beyond launch - including satellite platform, flight operations, mission CONOPS, user interfaces, etc.
  • Familiarity with industry range safety standards (AFSPCMAN 91-710 and/or NASA 8719.24).
  • Communicate in a clear and concise manner effectively across multiple levels.
  • Be team-minded and ready to work in a multi-functional and multi-cultural, fast-moving and complex/technical environment.
  • Flexible attitude and strong initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results.

Travel Required:

  • Periodic travel (less than 20%) to Airbus U.S. facilities or partner companies.
  • Occasional International travel to collaborate with European Airbus counterparts or foreign vendors.
  • Periodic travel (less than 20%) for support of domestic launch campaigns.

Eligibility: US Citizenship

Clearance: Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance

Physical Requirements:

  • Vision: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents.
  • Hearing: able to hear to participate in conversations in person and via teleconference or phone and to hear sounds including safety warnings or alarms.
  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to operate most office and personal electronic equipment.
  • Carrying: able to carry documents, electronic equipment and/or supplies up to 40lbs/9kg.
  • Lifting: able to lift documents, electronic equipment and/or supplies up to 40lbs/9kg.
  • Sitting: able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computer.
  • Squatting / Kneeling: able to occasionally squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items shelved on bottom shelves.
  • Standing: able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Walking: able to walk through office and outside areas including uneven surfaces.

Equal Opportunity: Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

As a leader in our field, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

As a matter of policy, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

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