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Spacecraft Thermal Engineer

Quantum Space

Quantum Space

Other Engineering
Rockville, MD, USA · Rockville, MD, USA · Maryland, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024
OVERVIEW: Are you ready to advance the State of Humanity in the pursuit of Human Knowledge? Quantum Space is leading the next commercial Space frontier with the development of our constellation to provide data buy services, deploy spacecraft, and perform space logistics for our partners.

Quantum Space is looking for a seasoned Thermal Engineer to inform and improve the design and flight of spacecraft at Quantum Space. In this role, you will generate and refine thermal models and thermal control designs that increase our understanding and control of our spacecraft during in-space operations. You will work with a fast-paced and tight-knit team of engineers and scientists to truly change the future of space technology.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Develop thermal models that predict the behavior of spacecraft during on-orbit operations
  • Review as-delivered thermal models and documentation
  • Generate active and passive thermal control solutions and concepts
  • Make recommendations to help mitigate thermal concerns
  • Collaborate with mechanical designers to ensure that spacecraft are produced and tested in a way that ensures vehicle thermal health
  • Mentor junior engineers
  • Develop processes and tools within the thermal analysis ecosystem to inform and streamline future analyses
  • Generate documentation and simplified models for suppliers and customers
  • Predict and document individual constituent thermal conditions during operation
  • Create standards for model delivery requirements
  • Review designs of components and assemblies for flight readiness
  • Create content for design reviews, tests, and verification activities
  • Support test, integration, and launch site operations

Required Qualifications

  • BS in mechanical engineering or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Proficient in building thermal models using thermal desktop
  • Experience with flight hardware integration and thermal vacuum testing
  • Knowledge of commercial, industry, and NASA specifications and standards

Nice-to-have Qualifications

  • Experience with spacecraft operations and thermal limits
  • Exposure to coatings, adhesives, and coverings used for thermal control
  • Knowledge of orbital dynamics and trajectories
  • Experience correlating thermal models to ground test data
  • Exposure to thermal modeling of electrical components and printed circuit boards
  • Experience with heat pipes, loop heat pipes, and similar thermal hardware

Quantum Space is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship, or any other federal, state, or locally protected class.