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.


Rapidly reusable launch vehicles require lightweight and robust structures which can last for thousands of uses. As the Structural Design Engineer at an early-stage start-up, you will own all aspects of design and analysis for the primary structure of a reusable vehicle stage. You will work closely with the vehicle design and manufacturing team through all phases of the part and assembly lifecycle. You will seek out state-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques and tools to solve challenging problems, and you will continuously iterate and improve your designs. You must be ready to stay focused, move fast, self-direct, and learn on the fly.


  • Exceptional command of fundamentals
  • Proficiency in designing, analyzing, and testing structural hardware for aerospace or similar harsh environments
  • Proficiency with CAD tools (Siemens NX preferred)
  • Experience with FEA tools and practical knowledge of static structural analysis
  • Experience with design and analysis of welded metallic structures
  • Knowledge of systems engineering fundamentals
  • Ability to learn and adopt the state of the art
  • Ability to lead
  • Ability to follow
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering, or similar


  • 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.