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Principal Stress Engineer 

We are mission critical 

Beyond Gravity, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is the first startup to combine agility, speed and innovation with decades of experience and proven quality. Around 1600 employees at 12 locations in six countries (Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Germany, USA and Finland) develop and manufacture products for satellites and launch vehicles with the goal of advancing humankind and enabling the exploration of the world and beyond. Beyond Gravity is the preferred supplier of structures for all types of launch vehicles and a leader in selected satellite products and for constellations in the New Space sector. Beyond Gravity also uses its space knowledge for applications outside of space technology: The high-precision products have already been used in the semiconductor industry for more than 20 years.

We are looking for a Senior Stress Engineer for composite launch vehicle design and support to manufacturing in our Decatur Facility. This is a hybrid position.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Perform analysis tasks within product development activities following a structured approach
  • Perform concept studies in support to Systems Engineering
  • Lead and manage analysis team task assignments for the assigned project
  • Construct FE models to support analysis tasks
  • Verify and validate analysis methods used for program using hand calculations or other imperial data 
  • Complete analyses for fasteners, lugs or other joints using industry standard methods
  • Create complete Free Body Diagrams for all analyses completed
  • Provide input to inspection and test plans
  • Perform test evaluations and correlate analysis tools accordingly
  • Support technical trade-off and solutions selection
  • Issue (detailed) technical reports describing the work performed
  • Participate in internal and external meetings and reviews
  • Coordinate analysis tasks, e.g. within an analysis team working on the same product
  • Test predictions, evaluation and correlation
  • Provide summary of work completed to lead analyst for project
  • Periodic travel to US sites and Switzerland


Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • B.S. in Engineering
  • 10+  Years of relevant industry experience
  • Analysis skills on composite and metallic materials covering following domains: Structural (static, dynamic)
  • Demonstrated success performing in a lead capacity on multiple schedule critical development projects
  • FEMAP/NxNastran
  • ABAQUS or other non-linear solver beneficial
  • Strong Matlab skills 
  • Hand calculation methods
  • Awareness for costs and schedule
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good communication and cooperation
  • Organizational skills

Beyond Gravity is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.


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Trinity, AL, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Engineering
Req ID:  6218

Nearest Major Market: Decatur

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