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Acoustics Engineer and Simulation and Modeling

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Acoustics Engineer and Simulation and Modeling who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.

This role is onsite and will be in Houston, TX.


  • Develop acoustics analysis models and perform simulations to predict and optimize acoustics solutions/designs for component, subsystems, and module/stations.
  • Collaborates with different cross functional teams such as mechanical, thermal, fluid dynamics, structures, material, and acoustics lab to develop acoustical solutions, innovative technologies, and provide the supports for problem solving of complex acoustic scenarios during development of subsystems/systems from prototype to hardware.
  • Use good engineering judgment (based on theoretical and practical considerations and best engineering practices) to apply and adapt model/simulation approaches as needed.
  • Present modeling analysis and simulation results and recommendations to teams of acoustics, systems/assemblies, and programs,
  • Translate the models of acoustics mitigation designs into prototypes. Work with acoustics lab to conduct correlation analysis of test results and modeling.
  • Investigate and evaluate practical applicability of innovative modeling and simulation methods to benchmark solutions and precision predictions of acoustics emissions.
  • Conduct mentoring and training activities in the advancement of technical, project, and analysis skills. Maintaining a high level of technical knowledge in acoustics and related fields.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience (Experience should highlight both required and preferred skills. Preferred skills are considered especially nice to have that might further elevate the candidate’s qualifications for the role. Think in terms of impact to business, decision-making authority, work complexity and degree of influence).

  • PhD or master’s degree in engineering, applied physics, or related fields.
  • 7+ years’ industry experience in acoustics modeling and simulations or a combined equivalent of education and experience
  • Experience in conducting high-fidelity acoustic modeling and simulations with commercial tools (e.g., VA-One, Wave6, ANSYS Acoustics, COMSOL, or others).
  • Experience in performing room acoustics, transmission loss/absorption analysis of acoustics solutions and materials, vibro-acoustics, and fluid inducted vibration and acoustics simulations.
  • Experience in performing CAD tools such as SOLIDWORKS, or others.
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external customers on a range of projects that require a strong understanding of engineering fundamentals.
  • Ability to communicate technical content well, including preparing presentations, reports, and proposal/recommendations that clearly communicate complex ideas, designs, and results to teams and programs.
  • Ability to prioritize multi-tasks on multiple projects.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast environment and produce timely results.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong attention to detail.

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.


  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Physical Requirements (For Technicians or others, this may require edits)

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment


Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.