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Structural Test Engineer

STOKE Space Technologies

STOKE Space Technologies

Quality Assurance
Kent, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

A thriving economy in space is needed to make life on Earth more vibrant, sustainable, and equitable. Space technology will enable global access to information, solutions to climate change, answers to global food security, products that transform healthcare, clean energy production, and more. Today, rocket launch options are slow, expensive, and unreliable. Stoke is building the world’s most efficient fully and rapidly reusable rocket designed to fly daily that will radically increase access to space and open up the space economy to safeguard our precious home, Earth.


As a Structural Test Engineer, you will be responsible for structural test facilities for hardware ranging from structural components and sub-assemblies to fully integrated launch vehicles. This tasking will span from the test-concept phase through sustainment of test facilities. You will work with and help build a team of engineers and technicians to accomplish your goals of ultimately delivering test data. You will work with hardware, software, mechanical systems, fluid systems, automation, instrumentation and control systems. You must be ready to stay focused, move fast, self-direct, and learn on the fly.


  • Owning the testing of vehicle structures, from concept through data reduction
  • Supporting hardware owners in definition of test campaigns
  • Owning structural test facilities from concept through sustainment
  • Leading test operations including: autosequence creation, writing test procedures, data analysis
  • Designing and building fluid, mechanical, instrumentation, and control systems for various test applications
  • Operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting fluid, mechanical, instrumentation, and control systems for various test applications
  • Managing project schedules
  • Writing test procedures
  • Performing hazard analysis
  • Performing test data analysis
  • Safely operate high pressure and cryogenic systems
  • As part of a small team, you will also perform everyday tasks to keep the site running (shipping and receiving, administrative tasks, etc.)


  • Exceptional command of fundamentals
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, aerospace engineering, or equivalent
  • 3 years’ minimum experience with testing integrated structural systems professionally
  • Experience with integrating and troubleshooting mechanical and electronic systems
  • Experience in hydraulic power and control
  • Experience with high pressure or hazardous environments
  • Experience designing structural components, such as weldments
  • Experience writing and operating test procedures
  • Willing to work outdoors for long periods of time
  • Able to stoop, bend, crawl, and lift up to 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Passion for building something with high quality, willing to attend work with a positive and humble attitude, and willing to take ownership of large and small tasks to help the team be successful
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lead
  • Ability to follow


  • Medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance
  • 401(k) match
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Equity

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience with testing integrated rocket vehicles professionally
  • Familiarity with large-scale civil infrastructure
  • Familiarity with large-scale electrical infrastructure
  • Familiarity with high-precision instrumentation
  • Familiarity with architecting automated systems
  • Experience designing fluid systems, such as high-pressure gas or cryogenic systems
  • Experience creating P&IDs


Target Levels:

  • Level 2 Range: $104,500 - $141,400
  • Level 3 Range: $123,000 - $184,400

Equal Opportunity

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including with respect to disability and veteran status. It is committed to compliance with all equal opportunity laws, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and Title VII. It does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, citizenship, immigration status, or any other protected class when it comes to employment practices, including hiring.

Employment at the Company is contingent upon satisfactory completion of reference and background checks, and on your ability to prove your identity and authorization to work in the U.S. for the Company. Employees must comply with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services employment verification requirements, and, therefore, they must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 at the start of employment and re-verify authorization to work periodically.

Separate from this I-9 process, this position entails access to certain technology and technical data that is restricted under U.S. export control laws and regulations. Employment or continued employment may be conditioned on your legal authorization to work with or have access to export control materials as necessary to perform your job.