ARMADAS Research Engineer II - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

Mountain View
United States


ARMADAS Research Engineer II

KBR is looking for a Research Engineer to support ISRDS at NASA Ames. NASA is developing the “Automated Reconfigurable Mission Adaptive Digital Assembly System” (ARMADAS) to automate assembly of ultralight lattice-based structures for space infrastructure.

To meet the needs of future deep space exploration, NASA is interested in large-scale hardware systems in the Agency’s thrust areas of solar power, communications, habitats, and science interests. Scalable in-space assembly of physical systems is critical to mass-less exploration and in-space reliance goals. The ARMADAS project is developing and demonstrating autonomous assembly of digital materials and structures. This will produce automation technologies with potential for meeting long-duration and deep-space infrastructure needs, including achieving in-space reliance with construction and maintenance of long-duration spaceport and habitat scale systems.

This position is for a full-time robotics mechanical engineer to develop hardware for the ARMADAS project:\changing\development/projects/armadas

We need people with a broad range of technical expertise to help pull it all together. Join us if you are a hardware developer with a strong CAD, FEA, or robotics background.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills:

  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • 3+ years in aeromechanical system design and/or flight hardware development
  • CAD experience using CREO or similar
  • FEA simulation experience using ABAQUS or similar
  • Rapid prototyping, manufacturing, and/or mechatronics experience in the area of robotics
  • Experience on carrying out laboratory experiments and technical writing for peer review
  • Experience using Atlassian tool suite (JIRA, Confluence)
  • Energetic, self-motivated, team player

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Flight mission experience
  • Design for assembly experience
  • PCB design experience (bonus)

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