Payload Interface Manager (f/m/d)

Our international and agile team is searching for a motivated person to support in the position as payload interface manager (f/m/d). You enjoy working in a dedicated, dynamic and international environment that aims for high-performance engineering solutions in aerospace technology? Then apply for us.

Your responsibilites & tasks​

During development phase:

  • Support development of payload interface specification
  • Develop and maintain launch vehicle User Manual
  • Support development of launch vehicle interface to the payload (adapter, dispenser)
  • Concept definition of rideshare launch configurations

During operation phase:

  • Manage technical relation with payload manufacturer from launch service contract signature to mission completion (incl. post-launch deliveries and contractual closeout)
  • Support mission analysis on payload interface aspects
  • Support payload manufacturer on technical aspects for licensing and safety submission to relevant authorities
  • Support payload preparation by payload manufacturer, and manage PL integration on LV in coordination with launch campaign manager
  • Responsible of ensuring payload is delivered into orbit safely
  • Customer interface with respect to all engineering details

Your qualifications​

  • Degree in aerospace engineering
  • 5+ years of work experience with payload to launch vehicle interface management
  • Experience with environmental testing standards (vacuum, vibration, shock, thermal)
  • Fundamental understanding of coupled-loads analyses and their respective boundary conditions
  • Fluent oral and written English skills (all day-to-day activities are performed in English)
  • Strong lateral thinking skills, high social intelligence, and the ability to solve problems independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of Portuguese language is considered advantageous
  • Personal mobility to move at the launch site location for the implementation phase
  • Cost and risk awareness and business acumen complete your profile

If you would like to become a valuable member of our company, we look forward to receiving your complete application to the following email address as pdf-document:




Rocket Factory Augsburg AG

Human Resources – Simone Gratz

Am Technologiezentrum 5

86159 Augsburg