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Senior Design Engineer, Structures and Mechanisms



Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.

Vast is looking for a Senior Design Engineer reporting to the Structures and Mechanisms Department to help us with the design and build of artificial-gravity human-rated space stations. This will be a full-time, exempt position located in our Long Beach, CA location.


  • Designing vehicle structures from conceptual phase through product release and manufacture
  • Ownership of the vehicle BOM, mass tracking and hardware release
  • Define and manage interfaces between vehicle subsystems trading various
  • Develop design process improvement via simplification or automation
  • Provide technical assistance to integration and testing activities
  • Manage teamcenter and NX libraries used by entire engineering organization

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in mechanical engineering or similar field
  • 5+ years of relevant CAD/Design experience
  • Experience designing and managing large CAD assemblies and associated drawings
  • Demonstrated development and configuration management experience on technically complex hardware products
  • Knowledge of mechanical engineering design, analysis, and manufacturing
  • Experience with ASME Y14.100, Y14.5, Y14.41

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Aerospace or automotive design experience
  • Self-motivated with strong multi-tasking, organizational, communication and documentation skills
  • Ability to work well in an integrated team including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, and managers

Pay Range:

  • Senior Design Engineer Level III: $135,000-$160,000
Base salary will vary depending on job-related knowledge, education, skills, experience, business needs, and market demand. Salary is just one component of our comprehensive compensation package. Full-time employees also receive company equity, as well as access to a full suite of compelling benefits and perks, including: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents, flexible paid time off for exempt staff and up to 15 days of vacation for non-exempt staff, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, free catered meals and snacks and beverages, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, One Medical membership, ClassPass credits, personalized mental healthcare through Spring Health, and other discounts and perks.


The person hired will have access to information and items subject to U.S. export controls, and therefore, must either be a “U.S. person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.62 or otherwise eligible for deemed export licensing. This status includes U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and asylees and refugees with such status granted, not pending.
Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast 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.