About Varda

There are many products that improve the quality of life on Earth that can only be manufactured in space.  Our job at Varda is to make those products and bring them back down. We at Varda are proud to expand the economic bounds of humankind.

Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work at the intersection of ambition and experience. Our team has deep experience in aerospace and tech. They have honed their crafts in the trenches of major companies.  Your work will be valued and evaluated by proven leaders who have chosen to apply their talents to manufacturing in space.

While our vision is big, the steps to get there are technically reasonable and operationally feasible. Our conops are clear and use cases have been proven out over decades of ISS-based research and development.

Join Varda to help leverage space for business. 

Varda was founded under the belief manufacturing in zero-gravity is critical to unlocking new materials.  We are actively working on spacecraft and technologies to make this possible and expand humanity’s manufacturing capabilities.

About This Role

The spacecraft vehicle team is responsible for designing, building, and flying the Varda spacecraft.  As the Principal Spacecraft Engineer you will be responsible for developing the design, materials, systems, and infrastructure necessary to produce reentry vehicles at a high rate. This person will also be responsible for developing and managing initial trades on materials and systems, build/buy trades throughout the supply chain, architectural trades, manufacturing processes, fabrication and quality assurance procedures, and test and operation plans.  As Principal, you will be a technical lead within the Vehicle Team, reporting directly to the Head of Vehicles.

 

Additionally, as the Principal Spacecraft Engineer at Varda, you will be working with some of the most talented engineers, managers, and designers in the world. Alongside your team, you will be tasked with owning the technical design, analysis, and requirements as it pertains to spacecraft components over their entire lifecycle, spanning from production line to liftoff to deorbit. This position can be remote, although some travel to the El Segundo office may be required at pertinent times.

Required Skills

Basic Qualifications

Preferred Skills And Experience

Varda Space Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  Candidates and employees are always evaluated based on merit, qualifications, and performance.  We will never discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, martial status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.  

ITAR Requirements

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.  

Benefits

  • Exciting team of professionals at the top of their field to working by your side
  • Working in El Segundo, CA – an awesome Southern California beach city with quick access to entertainment and outdoor activities
  • Equity in a fully funded space startup that is about to go through massive growth
  • Company parties and generally a fun atmosphere
  • 401(k)
  • Unlimited PTO 
  • Health insurance
  • Lunch and snacks provided on site. Dinners twice a week for those working late. 
  • Maternity / Paternity leave

 

Varda Space Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  Candidates and employees are always evaluated based on merit, qualifications, and performance.  We will never discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, martial status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.