Systems Engineer III

Nanoracks Hiring in Houston
Position:Systems Engineer III
Reports To:Director of Engineering
Location:Webster, TX
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About Nanoracks

Nanoracks is a cutting-edge aerospace company focusing on providing commercial access to space, currently on the International Space Station (ISS), suborbital vehicles, expendable launch vehicles, and more! We have sent over 1,000 payloads to the Space Station, kickstarted the CubeSat deployment revolution, and have customers in over 30 nations.

Since 2009, Nanoracks has created and expanded new in-space markets and has been the world leader for ushering in a new era of in-space services. Currently, Nanoracks is working to build commercial space stations (“Outposts”) from the spent upper stages of launch vehicles in orbit. This technology will enable spent upper stages to be used as crewed and un-crewed space stations for various purposes and customers—both civil and commercial.

Nanoracks will provide and facilitate an ecosystem of interoperable technologies and distributed free flying space stations. You can read our approach here.

We hope you’ll apply to join our team. We work with leaders from all over the world, including NASA, universities and government centers both foreign and domestic, and commercial companies. We’re fast, fun, passionate, and love sending things to space.

What We're Looking For

Smart, talented, critical thinkers with an ability to handle responsibility in a dynamic and ever-changing landscape. You will own your projects and be results oriented. Nanoracks is a small company (70+ awesome people), but we interface with much larger organizations from around the world.  You will need to be able to work in small and large groups as well as simultaneously execute an entire project on time.

Systems Engineer III


The Systems Engineer III will be responsible for supporting the development and continual refinement of the organizations systems engineering processes as well as leading milestone reviews and presenting to internal and external stakeholders. The goal of this position is to lead an integrated multidisciplinary team through analysis, integration, verification, and validation leading to mission operations and system disposal.


Essential Duties:

  • Identify interfaces requirements and control of interactions across system and subsystem boundaries.
  • Lead the technical team in the development of verification and validation plans and test execution.
  • Utilize digital requirement management tools to define, trace and integrate system requirements across system lifecycles and variant systems and product lines.
  • Manage and maintain stakeholder needs and transform the integrated set of needs to design input requirements with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Develop and review integrated system architecture utilizing trade studies to enable system design decision making.
  • Support technical understanding and decision making using prior experience with system modeling and analysis.
  • Monitor and control processes to ensure coordination of design changes and associated impact across subsystems.
  • Engage in quality control procedures to ensure that systems are efficient and operational.
  • Create control features to ensure systems effectively meet the organizations quality standards.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Understand external and internal systems as it related to the project.
  • Facilitate across various stakeholders to achieve integration of both technical and program objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.




• Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required.
• Master’s degree or equivalent preferred.


• Seven (7) to nine (9) years of experience or training in a related field required.
• Experience in the Space Hardware industry preferred.

• Critical Thinking
• Innovation
• Communication Skills
• Problem Solving
• Detailed Oriented
• Computer Literacy
• Math


EEO Statement

It is our policy to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran stats, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, our policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, lay-off, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.


Competitive with local and industry standard.

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