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At Skyroot, we are building the most innovative & globally competitive aerospace company in India. Join us for a rocketing career and Immerse yourself into solving cutting edge problems in spaceflight.

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Embedded Software Engineer (Avionics)

This profile seeks to hire a highly competent engineer to work on the embedded software that goes onto the Avionics modules aboard Skyroot’s Vikram series of launch vehicles. This will be an individual contributor role, where the selected candidate is expected to formulate requirements, architect software, develop robust code modules and perform extensive testing on the embedded software.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design & develop RTOS based mission control software running necessary navigation, guidance, sequencing & control algorithms.
  • Define software development processes needed to build software of highest reliability for the missions.
  • Perform Software-in-Loop testing, Hardware-in-Loop testing, reliability testing and ensure software modules of highest reliability are deployed onto the on-board Avionics systems.

Skills / Requirements:

  • Bachelors or Masters in CSE/ECE/EEE with minimum 4 years work experience.

Core Skillset:

  • Excellent proficiency in RTOS / bare-metal application development for safety critical systems.
  • Excellent proficiency in C language for embedded applications.
  • Good understanding of general RTOS concepts, multi-threading, ISRs, register level programming, hardware exception handling, timing etc.
  • Strong inclination towards architecture-centric thinking and meticulous programming practices.
  • Good understanding of communication protocols (UART, TCP/IP) needed.
  • Experience of software development as per DO-178 standards is a big plus.
  • Meticulous, consistent, uncompromising coding style is a must.

Software Toolchains / Targets / Additional Languages:

  • Experience working with FreeRTOS or VxWorks is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of ARM Cortex based micro-controllers and experience with Ethernet (TCP/IP) protocol is a plus.
  • Experience with Xilinx Zynq SoC is a big plus.
  • Experience programming in Simulink, LabVIEW is a big plus.
  • Experience programming in VHDL is a big plus.
  • Experience with Version Control Systems is a big plus.

Other Qualities / Soft Skills:

  • Methodical work culture, documentation & tracking is a must
  • Articulate written & verbal communication
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and demanding start-up atmosphere
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision on complex problems
  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry in India

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Lead - Quality

About the Job

This position provides leadership and direction to the activities of the Skyroot Aerospace Quality department to support the design, manufacture, and testing of components, assemblies, and systems in compliance with Aerospace & Defense quality requirements. The candidate will lead a team of intermediate to experienced Quality professionals, and build Quality management systems to ensure ZERO defects on products manufactured & assembled at vendor locations and in-house.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and provide guidance to the quality team responsible for establishing quality acceptance procedures for aerospace grade metallic/composite parts and assemblies starting from the base raw material to the final component clearance for flight
  • Work closely with the design and manufacturing teams to understand raw material requirements, in-process quality requirements, product test plans and requirements
  • Review and clearance of Quality documents including QAPs, Dimensional inspection reports, Process log sheets and in-process check lists, NDT reports, test reports etc
  • Raise, Maintain and follow up for closure of Non-conformance reports at the stages of raw material, Manufacturing, Assembly and testing.
  • Manage vendors and approve QA matrices for the outsourced products
  • Establish and assume complete responsibility of the configuration control and management system.
  • Establish the procedures and metrics that impact quality to ensure compliance with internal standards.
  • Good knowledge and capabilities in establishing robust QMS.
  • Continuous improvement by quality audits to ensure compliance with internal procedures and implement process reengineering.
  • Manages external audit process to achieve aerospace standard certifications like AS9100, NADCAP etc
  • Assist in building a world class quality team by identifying the gaps within the team, providing appropriate on-the-job training and hiring right candidates at the right time

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of experience with a minimum 5 years of Aerospace or Defense experience in a quality management role.
  • At least 3 years of experience in qualifying and accepting aerospace products made of Composite materials and composite to metal joints including raw materials
  • At least 3 years of experience in managing quality assurance from the supply chain and contract manufacturing vendors.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in in-process quality for integration of large assemblies in Aerospace or Defense.
  • Certified NDT level III for at least one among UT, RT, CR and experience in interpreting Radiography films
  • Knowledge on raw material testing standards such as ASTM/ISO for metallics and composites.
  • Experience on building a quality management system for aerospace companies
  • Familiarity with quality acceptance standards for aerospace grade fasteners & seals.

Desired Requirements:

  • History of building quality teams, improving quality and reliability of processes/products in a challenging and fast paced environment will be highly valued.
  • At least 2-3 years’ hands-on experience with Filament winding, Pre-Preg handling, Sandwich composites manufacturing
  • Hand-on experience with one or more of test procedures like joint leak checks, pressure vessel testing, water calibration tests, structural tests, hot fire tests, vibration tests etc.
  • Familiarity with acceptance standards for weld procedures and personnel certification
  • Hands-on experience in the interpretation of flaws in Composites, Honeycomb structures, metal forgings, DP, castings, welds and braze joints strongly desired

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Lead - Supply Chain Management

Role

The supply chain manager will play a crucial role in supporting to achieve Skyroot’s mission of rapid launch capability by building robust supply chain practices with in the organization and developing reliable long-term partnerships with the suppliers.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality and Finance teams to manage the inventory and ensure the procurement of all items in Bill of Materials (BOM) with in the required time lines, quality and cost
  • Maintain tight schedule and budget control with the contract manufacturers to foresee and avoid possible delays and cost over runs
  • Prepare RFQs, MOUs and ensure all the Purchase orders and payments from Skyroot to the vendors are processed
  • Establish KPI’s and drive supply chain initiatives to maximize efficiency across the organization and improve the reliability of suppliers.
  • Identify program level risks associated with the supply chain, make risk mitigation plans and implement to ensure the alignment with schedules and costs.
  • Work with other teams to establish supplier assessment criterion and develop the database of approved suppliers for all the components including fasteners, seals, metallic and composite raw materials, valves, sensors, software, electronics, contract manufacturers etc.
  • Manage Engineering Change Requests (ECRs) from the suppliers.
  • Generate and maintain monthly/quarterly reports of planned and actual schedules and budgets of all the purchases

Minimum Qualifications

  • Engineering or Management degree with minimum 5-6 years of experience in supply chain management with in a manufacturing industry.
  • Experience with technical procurement, NPI and contract manufacturing vendors management for Aerospace products
  • Experience with negotiations and establishing long term strategic contracts with suppliers
  • Knowledge of compliance requirements, regulations for logistics and freight transportation for imports and exports and within India
  • Experience with quality systems (ISO 9000/TS/AS9100/NADCAP) and MRP/ERP systems
  • Strong communications written/oral communications skills and comfortable engaging across all levels of the company.
  • Proficient with MS Office and Excel and report writing

Desired Characteristics

  • Proven history in establishing supply chain teams from scratch in a fast- paced manufacturing environment
  • Track record of supply chain related problem-solving, risk management and successful implementation
  • Basic knowledge of interpreting engineering drawings, models, GD&T etc
  • Basic knowledge of various manufacturing processes of Metallics and/or Composites
  • Basic knowledge of quality requirements for fasteners, seals, valves etc

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New Product Designer- Mechanical

Essential Qualifications & Responsibilities:

  • Experience in Multibody Systems / New product Design & Development.
  • Experience In configuring, detail design, prototyping and qualification of new products.
  • Good Knowledge in Hand calculations, Material specifications and Material selection / qualification process.
  • Manage time and deliverables of multiple design projects through various phases of design.
  • Good knowledge and apply future trends in design techniques, technology and materials.
  • Handling projects, tasks and schedules with minimal input , direction and passion for design, technology and developing creative solutions.
  • Create 2D / 3D CAD models in SolidWorks / AutoCAD for product visualizations, development and prototyping.
  • Communicate concepts and ideas through verbal, visual, and written means.
  • Collaborate with vendors for relevant product realization / proto-typing / testing / qualification.

Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Mechanical / Aeronautical / Aerospace engineering with Minimum 5+ Years of Total experience.
  • Minimum 3+ Years of Experience in Multibody Systems / New product Design & Development.
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional team members.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and persuade design concepts.

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Project Manager – Aerospace Systems

Job Description:

We are looking for a Project Manager to undertake end to end product life cycle management of complex Aerospace Systems. Excellent skills in Manufacturing, Testing, Vendor management, Quality, Assembly and Integration are a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Scheduling, planning, forecasting, resourcing, and managing technical activities and handling supply chain to ensure timely project execution while maintaining highest quality standards.
  • Formulating project parameters and assigning responsibilities and monitoring the project team.
  • Interacting with vendors and external agencies and engaging with them to ensure timely delivery and quality
  • and quality assurance plans along with the engineering team.
  • Cooperating and communicating with the management and other project participants to create more efficient project methods.
  • Creating frameworks to measure the project’s metrics and reporting.
  • Familiarity with rules, regulations, best practices and performance standards.

Requirements:

  • Masters / Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Aerospace/Aeronautical engineering or a related field.
  • Masters / Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Aerospace/Aeronautical engineering or a related field.
  • 10+ years of Overall experience in aerospace sector and Minimum 4 years of experience in field and project management experience.
  • Excellent skills in project management software, project presentations, interpreting engineering drawings & documents, manufacturing methods and documentation skills.
  • The ability to work with multi-disciplinary projects and direct experience in rocket systems preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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Propulsion Engineer (Valve Design)

Role Overview:

Skyroot Aerospace is seeking a highly talented Valve Design Engineer to join a rapidly growing space tech start-up. The candidate will be associated with Liquid Propulsion Team.

Responsibilities include:

  • In house design and development, testing and post test data processing of Valves.
  • Closely collaborate with the manufacturing team.
  • Identify design modifications to improve Performance, Reliability, Manufacturability and Assembly.

Candidate Requirement:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or above in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering with minimum 2 years of relevant experience in Aerospace Valve Design.
  2. Previous experience of designing of the following flight valves is desirable.
    • Solenoid Valve,
    • Pneumatic Valve,
    • Check Valve,
    • Injection Valve,
    • Control Valve,
    • Pressure Regulator etc.
  3. Conversant with Defense (Military) Standards and Design Procedures.
  4. Proficiency in 2D/3D CAD Modeling Software (SolidWorks/AutoCAD).
  5. In depth understanding of GD&T, Stack-up and Seating Area.
  6. Ability to perform Structural Analysis (Ansys preferred).

Candidate Profile:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to write design reports, test plans and deliver design presentations.
  • Passion for space exploration and firm belief in delivering affordable access to space.
  • Self-driven engineer who thrives in ambiguity.
  • Passion & Tenacity to tackle challenging issues unique to Aerospace Industry.
  • Experience in start-up or agile development environment.
  • Ability to inspire comradery and mutual respect in a diverse team.

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Propulsion Test Engineer

Role Overview:

Skyroot Aerospace is seeking a highly talented Propulsion Test Engineer to join a rapidly growing space tech start-up. The candidate will be associated with Liquid Propulsion Team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review and Interpret P&ID, operating procedures, and other discipline documents.
  • Design & Modelling of test facility and assist in test facility operations.
  • Assess facility health and performance both at system and component level.
  • Perform safety studies such as but not limited to HAZOP, FMECA, etc.
  • Design fixtures for test article, carry out qualification tests for the liquid propulsion systems.
  • Develop test procedures and analyze test data.
  • Align resources to accomplish key objectives, assign clear accountability for important objectives.
  • Closely collaborate with the manufacturing team.

Candidate Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Aerospace Engineering.
  • Proficiency in 2D/3D CAD Modeling Software (SolidWorks/AutoCAD).
  • Fundamental understanding of common fluid and electrical components such as but not limited to valves, regulators, solenoids, actuators, etc.
  • In depth understanding of GD&T.
  • Hands on experience with high pressure gas systems and/or Cryogenic systems.
  • Proficiency in MATLAB and/or other codes is desirable.

Candidate Profile:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to write design reports, test plans and deliver design presentations.
  • Passion for space exploration and firm belief in delivering affordable access to space.
  • Self-driven engineer who thrives in ambiguity.
  • Passion & Tenacity to tackle challenging issues unique to Aerospace Industry.
  • Experience in start-up or agile development environment.
  • Ability to inspire comradery and mutual respect in a diverse team.

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Quality Engineer – Composites

Job Description

The position is responsible to ensure the strict quality compliance is maintained with the ultimate goal of Zero-defect components meeting the delivery targets.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the design and manufacturing teams to understand raw material requirements, in-process quality requirements, product test plans and requirements
  • In-Process inspection of composites and metallic components including tooling
  • Generate and maintain Quality documents including QAPs, Dimensional inspection reports, process log sheets and in-process check lists, NDT reports, test reports etc
  • Raw materials, fasteners and seals qualification and acceptance
  • Raise, Maintain and follow up for closure of Non-conformance reports

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of experience with a minimum 1 years of Aerospace or Defence experience
    in a quality engineering role
  • Familiarity with NDT techniques such as UT, RT, CR and experience in interpreting Radiography films
  • Knowledge on raw material testing standards such as ASTM/ISO for metallics and composites
  • Experience with Filament winding, Tape winding Pre-Preg handling, Sandwich composites manufacturing desirable
  • Hands-on experience in the interpretation of flaws in Composites and metallics desirable.

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Signal Processing Algorithm Developer

Qualification:

  • 2-4 years of work experience in Pulse/FMCW RADAR Signal Processing
  • B.Tech(ECE)/M.Tech (ECE/signal processing)

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for R&D on Radar Signal Processing Algorithms such as target detection, tracking and doppler Algorithms;
  • Responsible for development of Pre and Post processing Algorithms such as waveform generation, filter design

Domain Knowledge:

  • In Depth Knowledge of pulse compression techniques, complex signal generation, Target, Interference and channel modelling, Detection, range and doppler estimation, Clutter modelling, CFAR, RCS, coherent and Non coherent pulse Integration
  • Strong on Radar fundamentals
  • Strong fundamentals on signal processing techniques such as discrete fourier transforms, fourier analysis, filters, types of signals, Noise modelling, channel modelling
  • Good Understanding of SAR (synthetic aperture radar) is a plus
  • Good written and communication skills

Skills Required

  • Hands on experience with MATLAB and Simulink modelling (signal processing/Radar toolbox/Phased array toolbox/Image processing toolbox)
  • Excellent command of C or C++ programming would be a plus
  • Experience of working with FPGA is a plus
  • Exposure towards scripting languages such as VB, Python etc is a plus.

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Structural Analysis Engineer (Aerospace)

Responsibilities:

Structural analysis of launch vehicle mechanical systems with strong emphasis on Composites and Hyper-elastic materials

Skills/Requirements:

  • Strong FEA experience including non-linear, buckling, modal, composites, thermal & thermo-structural analysis
  • Exposure to joints design & analysis
  • Experience with material characterization and establishing design allowables for metals, composites, rubbers etc.
  • Ability to interpret Engineering and Manufacturing drawings including complex assemblies.
  • Exposure to Aerospace design & quality standards.
  • Hands-on exposure to complete product development life cycle from design/analysis to actual realization & assembly preferred.
  • Strong engineering judgment and capability to learn new concepts quickly.
  • Capability to physically understand the problems and offer quick solutions on a system level.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding start-up environment.
  • Interaction with multiple teams to ensure the design meets all requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical/Aeronautical/Aerospace.
  • 3-5 years of experience in aerospace structural analysis and/or the behavior of non-linear materials.
  • Strong understanding of fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials.
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis and tools such as Ansys and Hyperworks.
  • Prepare design reports, test plans and post test data analysis reports for the structures analyzed.
  • Thrive to deliver on time.

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