Payload Operations Engineer

Work to build humanity’s future in space — enable people to go to the moon, Mars, and beyond. Made In Space, Inc. is developing breakthrough manufacturing technologies for space and terrestrial spin-offs. Our goal: radically change the way we do space missions today by building everything you need for space, in space.

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Job Overview:

+ Develop & track design for minimum risk matrices to support payload development
+ Develop payload safety data packages
+ Perform system safety and reliability evaluations of flight hardware
+ Develop flight rules and crew operational procedures prior to on-orbit use
+ Support preliminary and critical design reviews of ISS systems hardware
+ Provide engineering evaluations against design and safety requirements
+ Assess the system safety and fault tolerance characteristics of ISS Payloads operations
+ Fault tree analysis and event simulation modeling of ISS operational support plans
+ Real-time risk assessments of systems and operational changes and their impacts to mission success
+ Develop, review and assess safety analysis hazard reports, and requirement non-compliances
+ Develop and track safety verification closures
+ Real-time operation of hardware in space
+ Managing communication between MIS and MSFC operations centers
+ Developing operations for on-orbit assets


+ NASA Safety & Mission Assurance experience
+ Familiarity with the ISS National Labs
+ Excellent written, verbal, and in-person communication/presentation skills
+ Must be able to travel and work non-standard hours periodically
+ Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)
+ Experience in the safety process of two or more payloads to the ISS

Preferred Skills And Experience:

+ B.S. in an engineering discipline or related field

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk; or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

ITAR Requirements & Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Made In Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Made In Space is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.