careers at altius


Altius is always seeking people who are passionate about space, are highly self-directed and self-motivated, and who are interested in changing the world and having a lot of fun while doing so. Check out the following career and internship opportunities to see if we’re currently looking for someone with your talents and skills.


Altius also offers exciting, hands-on engineering and/or business experience for students, recent graduates, or more seasoned individuals interested in getting into (or back into) the space industry. These opportunities include full-time and part-time internships and student employment positions, but other flexible arrangements are possible.

Spacecraft Mechanism Product Development Lead

Altius is seeking a full-time senior-level engineer to lead a team in development, flight qualification, and flight demonstration
of spacecraft electromechanical and robotic systems. This position requires strong mechanical design, systems engineering,
and leadership skills, and a willingness to work hands-on with prototype and flight hardware. Altius is seeking candidates
who are passionate about space, highly self-directed and self-motivated, and who are interested in changing the world and
having a lot of fun doing so.


  • Lead the development of a flight electromechanical system from prototype through flight demonstration and the transition to regular production.
  • Customer interaction, systems engineering, requirements derivation and tracking, mechanical design and analysis, and
    support of assembly and testing of spacecraft flight mechanical systems.
  • Lead and mentor a team of engineers focused on flight hardware development, including recruitment, engineering management, and performance evaluations of direct reports.
  • Coordinate with project management personnel on schedule and budget for the development effort.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in a relevant engineering discipline or the equivalence.
  • 10+ years of professional experience designing, manufacturing, developing, or testing mechanical, electromechanical, or robotic systems.
  • U.S. Person (i.e. U.S. citizen, Green card holder, etc.).

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Experience with complex electromechanical mechanisms or space robotics systems, including design, prototyping, testing, and flight qualification.
  • Strong desire to mentor team members, to enable product ownership and empowered decision making.
  • Strong mechanical design background, including familiarity with materials, manufacturing processes, electromechanical
    actuators, bearings, couplings, gears, feedback sensors, and mechanisms suitable for operation in space environments.
  • Experience with cryogenic systems including materials selection, oxygen cleanliness, and cryogenic seals.
  • Experience with liquid rocket propulsion and/or ground support equipment.
  • Experience with systems engineering, including requirements derivation, tracking, and validation, failure modes and
    effects analyses, and configuration control.
  • Experience with flight qualification testing of mechanical systems.
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks CAD modeling software and a working knowledge of technical drawing standards are both highly desirable.
  • Experience at a nimble engineering organization or in a highly technical position to accomplish tasks with tight time or budget constraints.
  • Experience with design for manufacturability, and establishing manufacturing processes with production personnel.

Job location:   Altius Space Machines main facility in Broomfield, CO.

How to apply:
Send resumes along with a cover letter, and if possible a portfolio illustrating examples of flight hardware experience to with “Spacecraft Mechanism Product Development Lead” in the subject line.