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2024 Summer Systems Engineering Internship

Ursa Major Technologies

Ursa Major Technologies

Software Engineering
Colorado, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2023

The journey to space starts with the engines.

Ursa Major was founded to bring a new model to space access: one in which every link in an enormous value chain isn’t limited by those around it. We design rocket engines and propulsion solutions.
Our products and technologies require an extraordinary team. A team that will mold tomorrow’s technologies while deploying today’s best. We are an intrinsically motivated team that has a passion for solving problems and empowering each other every day to develop our skills, knowing that there is always room for growth.

Ursa Major is currently seeking talented individuals for our Summer 2024 Summer Systems Engineering Internship. As an intern on a small, fast-moving team, you will be challenged with supporting the dynamic environment of propulsion design, development, manufacturing, test, and production. You will receive hands-on experience while helping solve difficult engineering problems. We thrive on giving ownership and authority, so you can expect to make decisions and make a difference!

This position will be full-time.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 09/29/23. Final decisions will be made in October.


  • Help verify our propulsion systems are designed and perform as necessary to meet our customers’ needs
  • Support leads and subsystem teams in defining, validating and maintaining requirements
  • Create and manage system engineering tools and processes
  • Review test and analysis plans and reports to assist with confirmation that requirements are met
  • Support reliability, failure modes and risk assessments


  • Background in mechanical, electrical, aerospace, or systems engineering
  • Experience applying aerospace systems engineering processes – design reviews, requirements development, requirements validation and verification, failure and risk assessments
  • Demonstrated organization skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity in all its forms as well as contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
  • Ability to earn trust and maintain positive and professional relationships
  • Demonstrated teamwork and ability to communicate effectively in a group setting
  • Drive to continuously improve technical and team skills

Desired Experience

  • Liquid propellant rocket engine/propulsion system/or fluid system design, analysis, development, or test
  • Familiarity with requirement management tools such as DOORS or JAMA

Colorado law requires us to tell you the base compensation of this role, which is $29/hour. What we can’t quantify for you are the exciting challenges, supportive team, and amazing culture we enjoy.

Classification: Full-time Non Exempt.

NOTE: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who believes they have the skills and the drive necessary to succeed here to apply for this role.
We’re an equal opportunity employer. You will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
No outside recruiters, please.