Flight Safety Engineer

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

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace 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 support the launch vehicle development with an interdisciplinary safety analysis of the launch vehicle and concept of operations in all phases from manufacturing through testing, assembly and launch to decommissioning. Pave the way to first launch by ensuring compliance with range safety and licensing regulations.

More specifically, you will:

  • Perform hazard analyses, containing:
    • Fragmentation models for breakup and explosions on ground and in-flight
    • Dispersion and impact analysis
    • Blast environment models for explosions on ground
    • Environmental impact studies
  • Perform FMECA (Failure Modes and Effects and Criticality Analysis) on top system level for all launch mission phases and coordinate FMECA on subsystem level
  • Take over risk management on top system level


Must have:

  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or comparable
  • Experienced in Safety Engineering, preferably in aerospace industry
  • Good understanding of launch vehicle, trajectory and mission design
  • Good understanding of flight dynamics and explosives
  • 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:

  • Practical experience in aviation safety
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and probabilistic
  • French (advanced in spoken and written)

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