[P59] Payload interfaces Engineer

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain


Primary technical point of contact for the integration of customer payloads with PLD Space. You will be responsible for interfacing with cross product electrical and mechanical hardware teams to develop and maintain the internal and external payload interface baseline and the payload command and telemetry database. This role is hands-on and calls for experience in process development, technical writing, and customer interfacing integration operations.


  • Develop processes and work instructions to build, integrate and test interdisciplinary payload assemblies in an efficient, precise and safe manner. 

  • Identify and drive technical process improvements for efficiency and quality within Payload Integration. 

  • Identify tooling and support equipment needed to support integration activities. 

  • Interface with all subsystems teams: Structures, Avionics, Propulsion... 

  • Provide technical directions to design team and production team. 

  • Project manage the build and integration of hardware from design to shipment. 

  • Verify testing for payload assembly hardware and supporting instrumentation. 

Required Knowledge 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering 

  • +5 years of experience in integration environment 

  • Experience with payload to launch vehicle interface management 

  • Experience with new part introduction and creating integration processes for complex assemblies 

  • Experience leading integration operations (critical lifting, assembly mates, end-to-end integrated verification, testing…) 

Required competences 

  • English 

  • Multitasking 

  • Teamwork 

  • Problem Solving 

  • Wordload capacity 

  • Communication skills 

  • Autonomy 

Desired competences 

  • Knowledge in specific space sector, space vehicles and launchers 

  • Master’s degree in relevant field 

  • Proven track record of integrating customer payloads into a launch vehicle 



  • Location: Elche 

  • Working hours: full time 

  • Travels: required to launch operation infrastructures and clients’ sites 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Payload Aerospace SL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

We are compromised in maintaining a diverse and free from discrimination working environment where everyone is treated with respect. Employment is based on an individual’s merit and qualifications, directly related to job competence.

These principles are included in all aspects of employment: recruiting, hiring, training, compensation and benefits, and promotion.