Turion Space

Space debris removal and satellite servicing

Propulsion Engineer at Turion Space

$80k - $120k
Irvince, CA
Job Type
3+ years
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Tyler James Pierce
Tyler James Pierce

About the role


  • Design, build, test, and operate cold gas and electric propulsion systems
  • Perform component and system-level design, analysis, and trade studies
  • Develop and execute component and system-level test plans
  • Work closely with other teams to model, simulate, and control the propulsion systems
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team


  • Bachelor of Science degree in a technical discipline (e.g. engineering, physics)
  • Experience with full development lifecycle of gridded ion thrusters
  • 3+ years of industry experience with fluid systems or spacecraft propulsion design, test, or both
  • A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and doing hands-on design/development
  • Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware and/or software from scratch
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in designing, testing, and operating spacecraft propulsion systems
  • Specific experience with low thrust monopropellant and green monopropellant systems
  • Experience with propulsion system process development including manifold manufacturing and welding
  • Experience with Python (Numpy, Scipy), C++, and Git
  • Familiarity with reading and writing technical standards
  • Familiarity with propellant material compatibility
  • Familiarity with weld and weld inspection standards and best practices

Why you should join Turion Space

Turion Space was formed with the vision of building the technology required for humanity's interplanetary future. Our short-term goal is to solve the most significant threat to that vision - orbital debris. The exponential growth of spacecraft and launch vehicles entering Earth's orbits has dramatically increased the risk of collisions. Even a small number of these conjunctions will lead to the inaccessibility of the final frontier. We are developing the technology to stabilize this threat. This challenge will also serve as a test-bed for future asteroid resource extraction.