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Orbital Mechanics Engineer

El Segundo, California, United States$95,000 - $145,000 per yearEngineering

Job description

Are you passionate about Artificial Intelligence, Satellites, Cutting-edge Technology and New Space? Would you like to help shape the future of our planet and space in an international team? 

Then we should get to know each other.

Morpheus is disrupting the New Space industry by introducing the Sphere Ecosystem: a fusion between cutting edge electric propulsion, automation software and Hardware-as-a-Service: an unbeatable pricing model. This full-stack solution enables satellite service providers to operate entire constellations as one entity at the best prices possible to date.

Our technology helps to prevent satellite collisions in space and to reduce the ever-growing space debris which is one of the biggest challenges of the space industry. By providing opportunities to optimize satellite operations, we are working towards a sustainable future in space and on Earth, in line with the core values of the UN.


With Morpheus, you will…


•... develop astrodynamics software to serve our customer’s mission design and planning requirements.
•… expand the astrodynamics department's analysis capabilities by advancing the evolution of analysis tools/workflows
•… support the development and maturation of analysis software tools
•… perform and assist orbital and trajectory mission analysis as well as modeling of spacecraft missions providing technical solutions and documentation
•… perform rapid feasibility studies into different scenarios and architectures
•… maintain configuration control of systems work and documentation
•… work with a multi-disciplined team in the delivery of client-facing projects


At Morpheus, we...

• ... offer a variety of tasks in an international and growing space startup

• ... offer the opportunity to develop yourself personally and professionally

• ... live the Start-up mentality: from an innovative mindset to joint team events 

• ... have flexible working hours and competitive compensation

• ... work in a modern office in El Segundo, CA

Job requirements

We need…


•…you to have a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering with an emphasis in advanced orbital mechanics, optimization, mission design, and/or estimation theory

•… you to have 1-3 years’ experience supporting relevant or related work.

•… you to have knowledge of commonly used engineering and modeling packages and/or coding and scripting languages (e.g., Julia, Matlab, C, C++, Fortran, Python) applied to real-world engineering applications

•… you to have experience with orbit analysis tools, i.e., GMAT, OREKIT, STK, Freeflyer, Monte, Copernicus.

•… you to be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently

•… you to have the ability to work in an environment with rapidly evolving system requirements

•… you to have excellent oral and written communication skills

•… you to have work authorization in the US

•… you to enjoy a positive work environment


We, Morpheus Space, are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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