Senior Mechanical Engineer at Accion Systems
Boston, MA, US / Charlestown, MA, US

About Accion Systems

At Accion [pronounced AX-ee-on], we're working to change the world by making outer space more affordable and accessible. We come to work every day to build next-generation ion engines and other cool technologies for spacecraft. Our younger selves would be very proud of us.

Our team is excited about our mission and we work AND play hard together to achieve it. We offer competitive salary and benefits (including health, dental, 401(k) with match, gym membership reimbursement, and vacation), and we engage our team through activities including an annual retreat, weekly lunches, monthly team outings, and the chance to travel to and present at industry events. We strongly value self-motivated, enthusiastic employees and we work hard as a group to nurture growth mindsets in company and personal goals.

About This Position

Accion Systems, Inc. is looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to lead development of mechanical, fluidic and electromechanical systems for Accion's spacecraft propulsion products. The engineer is expected to lead other mechanical engineers and contribute to cross-functional team integration. The candidate will be directly contributing and leading other engineers to help produce ion engines to revolutionize the space industry. Experience completing development design cycles with space-industry propulsion or similarly complex, high-reliability systems is important.

Key Responsibilities:

Direct overall mechanical design on electromechanical systems

Work with program management to create schedule, budget and allocate team resources

Guide and mentor early career engineers

Mechanical, fluid and electro-mechanical system design and analysis/simulation

Thermal design and analysis/simulation

Familiar with SolidWorks CAE tool suite or similar

Required competencies:

Design of mechanism / materials / fluidics / thermal design

Technical leadership / management experience

Aerospace (or similar harsh environment) systems development

Fast-paced engineering development environment

Transitioning complex electromechanical products to manufacturing environments

Proficient with engineering documentation and engineering change control

Strong written and oral communication skills

Quality control standards, fault-tolerant design (redundancy/reliability schemes) for harsh environments


Design of spacecraft fluid management systems, spacecraft enclosures and supports, spacecraft electro-mechanical interfaces. and high-voltage

Space industry experience

Electric or chemical propulsion experience

Supply-chain / vendor management

Materials engineering experience

The position is full-time, on-site, and available to be filled immediately.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other protected factor.