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Structural Analyst

STOKE Space Technologies

STOKE Space Technologies

Kent, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 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.


Reusable systems are the key to seamlessly connecting Earth and space. Structural analysis is at the heart of making parts, assemblies, and systems last for thousands of uses. Structural analysts at Stoke work closely with the design, manufacturing, and test teams to continuously integrate and evolve problem constraints, enabling rapid iteration and constant product improvement. A unique aspect of this position is the opportunity to work on hardware on both the vehicle and engine side of the launch system – from tanks to turbomachinery – and the successful candidate will be energized by this challenge. As part of a small, well-supported team, you will have access to the resources you need to get the job done right while simultaneously boosting your skills at a pace that can’t be matched in most other roles. You must be ready to stay focused, move fast, self-direct, and learn on the fly.


  • Own the analytical design of high-performance hardware, including but not limited to turbomachinery, landing gear, rocket engine nozzles, and lightweight primary structure.
  • Aid in the development of system level structural models of the launch vehicle and engine assemblies.
  • Develop tools and methods to help facilitate rapid product improvement.
  • Plan testing and collect data to validate loads and material allowable assumptions, and use test results to improve analysis models.


  • Experience in the analysis of liquid engine hardware and/or vehicle primary structure
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of solid mechanics including static, dynamic, modal, thermo-mechanical, fracture, and fatigue
  • Experience with ANSYS Mechanical
  • Programming experience (Python preferred)
  • Ability to prioritize and execute
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to lead
  • Ability to follow
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar
  • Experience with deriving dynamic loads and environments (e.g., vibration, shock, acoustic) based on both analysis and test data


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


Target Levels:

  • Level 1: $91,00 - $114,900
  • Level 2: $104,500 - $141,400
  • Level 3: $123,000 - $184,000

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.