Structural Design Engineer – Payload Fairing

Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Isar Aerospace [IA-SDEPF]

Field(s) of expertise
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Job type

About this job

We are Isar Aerospace and we are at the forefront of New Space building a modern space business to enable faster, better and cheaper access to space.

Our mission is to help democratise space and use it for good in order to improve life on Earth now and for the future generations.

We are a fast-growing company aiming to provide sustainable and environmentally friendly launch solutions for small and medium-sized satellites and constellations into Low Earth Orbit. The company is privately funded by world-leading technology investors with strong commitment and support and our team is made of driven and talented people with a real passion for space innovation.

We’re making rockets in a way that hasn’t been done before disrupting a traditional industry. If you are up for the challenge, want to work on cutting-edge projects and be part of a team changing the world for better, come, join us and launch your career!


The primary purpose of the role is to develop and consolidate the detailed design of the payload fairing from concept until production stage. Optimize for low-cost production and light weight and take part in the planning and coordination of structure manufacturing and testing.

More specifically, you will:

  • Take over the CAD-design of the payload fairing while keeping the manufacturing process in mind
  • Define and allocate the mechanical interfaces to primary structures, separation systems and payload bay
  • Work hand in hand with the structural analysis team for lightweight optimization
  • Coordinate the manufacturing process with industrial partners
  • Develop test plans and procedures for qualification and acceptance testing


Must have:

  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or comparable
  • Excellent knowledge in lightweight and aerospace structure design
  • Strong practical experience with SolidWorks or similar CAD software
  • Good knowledge in acoustics, heat transfer and aerodynamics
  • Passionate about new space, curious and eager to learn
  • Driven to deliver and consonantly push the boundaries
  • Take ownership and accountability for your own actions and mistakes
  • Humble and willing to go out of your way to help others
  • Can-do attitude and outstanding communication skills
  • Fluent English. German is highly preferred

Nice to have:

  • Good knowledge in design and manufacturing processes of carbon composites
  • Professional experience in a design department inside the aerospace industry
  • Practical experience with FEM Analysis

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