Senior Level Mechanical Design Engineer - Space Systems Division

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking talented Mechanical Design Engineers to join a diverse, highly-skilled team to create unique solutions for complex problems involving space systems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost effective intelligence, engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

Dynetics has been selected by NASA to participate in the development and demonstration of a Human Landing System (HLS). Dynetics is seeking project engineers, systems engineers, mechanical design engineers, electrical engineers, structural and thermal analysts, manufacturing engineers, test engineers, technicians, and operators to join a diverse team in support of the development of the HLS that will carry the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024.

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will support Dynetics’ development of space hardware for Space Systems Division projects. Candidate will be responsible for the mechanical design of systems, subassemblies, and components. Candidate will utilize 3D CAD software to evaluate or integrate designs with existing systems and at times also produce designs. Candidate will apply sound mechanical engineering and design principles in the development of machined, structural, fabricated, and occasionally sheet metal components. Candidate will develop design concepts given documented requirements. Candidate will oversee Bill of Material development and component specification for mechanical assemblies as well as applying engineering design processes, design for manufacturing, & drawing production.

Basic Qualifications

Candidate must possess a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.


Candidate must have at least ten (12) years of demonstrated mechanical design experience using 3D computer aided design (CAD) software.


Candidate must have experience drafting and reviewing mechanical drawings to ASME Y14 standards.


Position requires candidates to be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with multi-disciplinary teams.


Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment.


Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Other Qualifications

Preference shown to candidates who possess a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.


Preference shown to candidates who have experience and/or working knowledge of:

  • Designing space flight hardware.
  • PDM/PLM systems.
  • Finite Element Modeling software package.
  • Certifications for MCAD Systems.

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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