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 responsible engineer at an early-stage start-up, you will design and test all aspects of a wide range of pressurized hardware including propellant handling, pressurization, and pneumatic components for reusable launch vehicles and rocket engines. You will work closely with the rest of the development team to develop custom designs, procure components, integrate and test your hardware, and continuously iterate. The role spans design, analysis, 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 with mechanical design including machined parts, sheet metal, weldments, fasteners, seals, and free body diagrams.
  • Experience designing components for pneumatic, hydraulic, and cryogenic working fluids.
  • Experience designing and testing hardware for aerospace or similar harsh environments
  • Experience with tube routing
  • Proficiency with 3D CAD programs (NX preferred)
  • Proficiency with FEA analysis tools (Simcenter Nastran 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.