Propulsion Software Engineer (R0000164)

Houston, TX, USA

Full-Time Exempt Position

U.S. Citizenship Required

About the Role

Intuitive Machines is leading the return to the lunar surface with our Nova-C lander. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility. We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of the first commercial landing on the moon. Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.

Intuitive Machines is seeking a Meeting Support Specialist to join our Lunar program.


  • Design, implement and maintain embedded flight software features and improvement

  • Draft unit/integration tests and coordinate high-level testing of features

  • Design, analysis, and development of propulsion systems and components for space flight

  • Design and operate propulsion system testing equipment during integrated and offline testing per procedures and with a focus on safety.

  • Requires knowledge and experience with fluid systems, valves, regulators, pumps.

  • Mathematical modeling of dynamic systems

  • Apply advanced knowledge of propulsion system design, analysis principles, systems engineering, and operations.

Required Education/Experience/Skills

  • B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university

  • Experience in propulsion component/system design and production

  • Experience in C/C++ development

  • Experience with hardware/software integration

  • Organized, thorough and methodical approach to software quality and testing

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, hard charging, high stakes environment

  • A passion for spaceflight


  • Experience with GSFC Core Flight Software (CFS) framework

  • Experience with device driver implementations

  • Experience in Gitflow coordinated configuration management schemes

Essential Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Applicant selected may be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

  • Work may involve sitting for extended periods.

  • May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lb.

  • Must have sufficient mobility to enter areas of test facilities where necessary.

  • Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, etc.)

  • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.

  • Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.

  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.