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.


The flight termination system (FTS) is a fundamental system responsible for protecting public safety. As the flight terminations system lead you will be responsible for all aspects of implementing a robust and failsafe system in collaboration with stakeholders. You should be well versed in the many disciplines that surround flight termination systems: electrical engineering, simulation and analysis, test, and collaboration with government entities.


  • Captures requirements in collaboration with the FAA, the launch site, vehicle systems engineers, and other stakeholders as they apply to the flight termination system
  • Participate in critical decisions such as launch site selection
  • Lead the hardware and software design of the flight termination system
  • Perform Monte Carlo and other simulations as needed
  • Advise test engineers on methods and tools required to meet the stringent testing requirements of the flight termination system
  • Test the flight termination system per government regulations
  • Integrate the flight termination system in the vehicle and perform all associated checkouts
  • Acts a liaison to the FAA and range safety officers


  • B.S. degree in electrical engineering or equivalent on the job experience
  • Demonstrable hands on experience executing hardware development
  • Has led the design execution of complex electrical hardware test plans including environmental testing
  • Has a strong analytical background with demonstrable skills in Monte Carlo analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Ability to lead
  • Ability to follow


  • Benefits
  • 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.