Structural Analyst, Principal | Aerospace

YORK SPACE SYSTEMS Denver, CO Starting from $180000.00 per year

Structural Analyst, Principal | York Space Systems 


York Space Systems was founded to radically improve spacecraft affordability and reliability, transforming, and enabling next generation space mission operations worldwide. Today, it is one of the most innovative aerospace companies, specializing in both end-to-end customer solutions and the rapid production of spacecraft platforms. York’s complete Space Segment Solution including spacecraft production, payload integration, system integration & test, launch services, ground segment services, and mission operations enables customers to leverage York’s existing technology solutions to get rapidly and responsively to orbit. We’re looking to expand our team across the board. 


We are seeking a Structural Analyst to support design and lead analysis for the creation of these aerospace technologies. As the Lead Structural Analyst, you will provide technical leadership as well as manage the structural analysis group, while influencing processes and owning product development strategies. You will be accountable for execution of all structural dynamic and static analyses of spacecraft flight hardware as well as Mechanical Ground Support Equipment. In this role, you will be expected to coordinate activities across functional groups, influencing and improving new and existing designs.  Strong communication skills will be required in this role as you will be expected to present results to our customers at various technical reviews.  



  • Accountable for all static and dynamic structural analyses for spacecraft flight hardware and mechanical ground support equipment.  

  • Perform loads development (primary structure and component level), shock and vibration environments determination and component and system level testing and data evaluation. 

  • Coordinate with the mechanical design engineers on new designs, design trades, and existing designs including suggestions on how to improve the designs.  

  • Coordinate with a cross functional team of engineers while working multiple space projects in a fast-paced, results driven environment. 

  • Prepare test plans; static, separation dynamics, vibration, modal and shock test execution, and post-test reports. 

  • Present final analysis results to our engineering teams, peers, and our customers.  

  • Drive development of best practice for structural analysis of spacecraft. 

  • Grow and manage the analysis group, defining processes and best practices for all technical activities.   

  • Interview, train, and mentor junior structural analyst engineers as the department grows.  Delegate work as required within the team. 



  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related technical field.  A Master’s degree is preferred.  

  • 10+ years of experience as a structural analyst. 2+ years of people management experience. 

  • Advanced understanding of structures and structural dynamics through education and work experience.  

  • Expertise with spacecraft or aircraft structural static and dynamic methods.  

  • Proficiency in application of finite element analysis principles anchored with hand calculation methods.  

  • Excellent FEMAP and NASTRAN skills.  

  • Demonstrates self-initiated work in a team environment with strong leadership skills. 

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain U.S. security clearance.  


York Space Systems provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, military or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Must have permanent authorization to work in US.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

YORK SPACE SYSTEMS is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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