Employment Opportunity

Job Code: GW-05172211221255
Salary Range: Up to $208K
Job Location: NY--
City: Rochester    State: NY


Job Description:

Design and development of space-based structures, mechanisms, and/or mechanical support 
equipment often with interfaces to precision optomechanical systems for spacecraft 
payloads. Responsibilities include completing mechanical performance, manufacturing, and 
reliability assessments, mechanical architecture definition, and technical specification 
and interface control drawing development with supporting trade studies. Trade studies 
include consideration for feasibility of design within time and cost constraints. 
Technical activities include documentation of recommendations for presentation, review, 
and approval. Activities also include developing design concepts, supporting drawing 
creation, assigning and evaluating tolerances, and driving drawing releases. Job duties 
may include leading small cross-functional teams of engineers and designers in 
accomplishing the above assignments. Responsibilities may include investigating solutions 
to product or process problems.

Essential Functions:

Applicable experience in optomechanical and/or mechanism design
Strong knowledge and experience with mechanical design (including Y14.5 GD&T), 
tolerancing, and analysis
Knowledge and experience with broad project management of complex projects or processes 
with general oversight. Experience may range from concept development through procurement 
and design qualification.
Mechanical requirements management experience including work with requirements flow downs 
to specifications and interface definition and compliance verification
Leadership of small to mid-sized cross-functional design teams for space-based mechanical 
structures and mechanisms, or mechanical ground support equipment
Ability to oversee suppliers, including technical oversight and mechanical 
ICD/specification development
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) for internal and external presentations 
and reviews. Communication includes within and outside of own function to gain cooperation 
on operational processes, practices, and procedures.
Candidate must be a good team player, contributor, and self-starter

Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate degree and 
a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.
Preferred Additional Skills:

Secret clearance or higher
Experience in an aerospace and/or optics environment
Understanding of space-based optical system design
For optomechanical roles:  Experience with flexures, kinematic mounts, adhesive bonding of 
optics, optical coatings, composite materials for optical benches, & material selection
For mechanism roles:  Experience with bearing selection and analysis, flexures, motor 
selection, feedback control sensors, torque margin, material selection, cable/wire 
management in a space environment, launch locks, & AIAA S-114A-2020/NASA-STD-5017A; 
experience with feedback control and motor electronics
Excellent problem-solving skills
CAD experience, especially Inventor
Strong analytical skills with emphasis on using and/or directing finite element analysis 
(FEA) desired