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Mechanical Engineer, deployables/structures$100,000 — $120,000

Reflect Orbital

Reflect Orbital

Other Engineering
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

Mechanical Engineer, deployables/structures

Job Posted
May 2, 2024 2:15 PM
Hawthorne CA
Pay Range
$100,000 — $140,000

About The Role

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer focused on deployables, you will entirely own the design, analysis and prototyping of high-performance structures that deploy our first in-space reflectors. The ideal candidate will have engineering experience with structures, spacecraft and composites.


Design our first deployable satellite structures, from concept to in-space performance validation.
Perform analysis that supports design decisions including hand calcs, finite element analysis, dynamics and vibration analysis.
Iterate and prototype frequently to ground designs in reality and characterize performance.
Test and validate structural components and designs for flight readiness.

Ideal Qualifications

Strong analytical command of structures design.
Prior experience designing, developing and qualifying high performance, mass optimized structures.
Experience with composites design and fabrication.
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About us

Reflect Orbital is developing technology to sell sunlight to those who need it. We imagine a future where sunlight continues powering solar farms and providing lighting after the sun sets. We’re a small team of engineers who make progress by building things quickly and iteratively. Time is our greatest constraint. Join us!

Working at Reflect:

Reflect practices fair and equitable compensation. The annual salary range for this role is stated at the top of this page. Compensation is decided based on your qualifications, experience, and interview performance. Our compensation package includes equity in Reflect.
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or other legally protected statuses.


Reflect Orbital’s success will hinge on our team, which is why our compensation and benefits plan is designed to reward our employees and support their families as generously as we’re able.

Healthcare & Meals

Broad choice of competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance policies.
Healthy lunches provided daily.


At least 5 personal leave days per calendar year for sickness and caretaking.
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