Trajectory Design Engineer

Intuitive Machines​

Houston, TX 77058 - Full-time exempt position

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 an orbital trajectory and mission design engineer to join our Lunar program.

Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to*

  • Design and optimization of orbital trajectories in the Earth-Moon system

  • Optimization of variable thrust finite burn maneuvers

  • Develop maneuver strategies to satisfy mission constraints in nominal and off-nominal scenarios

  • Design, implement and maintain maneuver planning ground software for the Nova-C mission control center

Required Education*

  • Master's degree in aerospace engineering domain

Required Experience, knowledge, skill, and/or ability*

  • Experience in the field of orbital mechanics, spacecraft trajectory design, and optimization

  • Experience programming with the C/C++/Python programming languages

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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

  • A passion for spaceflight

Desired experience, knowledge, skill, and/or ability*

  • Experience in Gitflow coordinated configuration management schemes

  • Experience with the GMAT and NASA JSC Copernicus trajectory optimization tools

*U.S. citizenship is required.

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