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Advanced Concepts Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Other Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2024

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 is also developing systems beyond low earth orbit such as its space suit for NASA’s Artemis missions to the moon.

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 Advanced Concepts Engineer 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.

SUMMARY: Our team is looking for an energetic and dynamic Advanced Concepts Engineer who will primarily be responsible for designing and developing advanced concepts, studies, and engineering special projects for Axiom Space’s advanced concept and development efforts. This position reports to Advanced Concepts & Development Manager. This role is onsite and will be based at our Space Station Development Facility (SSDF).

This position has multiple job openings (and may be filled at multiple levels).


  • Work as an individual to design, develop, and present advanced concepts.
  • Work with internal and external customers to assess the feasibility of an advanced concept.
  • Collaborate with the advanced concepts team and stakeholders to enable successful feasibility studies.
  • Give and receive productive feedback during collaboration with the advanced concepts team, stakeholders, and customers.
  • Collaborate effectively with other advanced concept engineers to integrate studies into larger concepts and developments.
  • Develop advanced concept presentations and demonstrations.
  • Author trade studies, conceptual papers, and other related assessments within the advanced concepts.
  • Participate on responses to government and commercial solicitations deemed competitively accessible to Axiom Space.
  • Develop and manage engineering special projects in support of Axiom Space’s major development programs.
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in math, physics, aerospace engineering or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in space systems or complex system development.
  • Experience with developing system of systems and related integration efforts.
  • Familiarity with Python or MATLAB for analytical problem solving.
  • Experience casting physical problems as mathematical problems.
  • Demonstratable knowledge of the space exploration industry.
  • Experience working with stakeholders and customers.
  • One or more of the following:
    • Experience authoring and publishing papers.
    • Experience developing conceptual analyses.
    • Experience with modelling in CAD.
  • Experience developing products in an Agile development process.

Preferred Experience

  • Master’s Degree in math, physics, aerospace engineering or related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in space systems or complex system development.
  • Experience with advanced concept development.
  • Demonstratable expertise in Python or MATLAB for analytical problem solving.
  • Experience with 3D printing and other methods of rapid prototyping.

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

  • 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.).

Travel Requirements

  • National and international travel up to 10% of the time.


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