A thriving economy in space is needed to make life on earth more vibrant, sustainable, and equitable. STOKE was founded to build the systems that enable that outcome through a seamlessly connected earth and space.


Reusable systems are the key to seamlessly connecting Earth and space. As a test engineer at an early-stage start-up, you will own and execute testing of a wide range of pressurized hardware including valves, pressure vessels, instrumentation, and integrated vehicles for reusable launch vehicles and rocket engines. You will work closely with the rest of the development team to design test campaigns, build custom test hardware, write procedures, execute testing, and continuously iterate. The role spans design, test, and manufacturing disciplines, and your work will help to form the basis for company standards. You must be ready to stay focused, move fast, self-direct, and learn on the fly.


  • Exceptional command of fundamentals
  • Experience testing and troubleshooting hardware for pneumatic, hydraulic, and cryogenic working fluids.
  • Experience with qualification and acceptance testing components for aerospace or similar harsh environments (proof, leak, vibration, thermal cycle, vacuum)
  • Strong safety drive
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD programs (NX preferred)
  • Hands-on experience performing fabrication, assembly, and/or testing
  • Ability to lead
  • Ability to follow
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering


  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Powder days
  • Flexible scheduling
  • First row seats to rocket launches
  • Unlimited use of rocket emoji

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.