Software engineer - iSpace, inc. - Tokyo

ispace is seeking highly motivated and talented engineers and interns to join its team and develop tomorrow’s lunar exploration technologies.

ispace is a Japanese company whose vision is to expand and sustain humanity’s presence in space by utilizing resources available on the Moon. The SORATO rover developed by Team HAKUTO, managed by ispace, won the Google Lunar XPRIZE mobility milestone award and is a finalist for the $20M Grand Prize.

At ispace, you will be fully integrated in the team and have a direct impact on the company’s performance. We expect you to learn quickly, contribute your own ideas and solutions, and collaborate effectively. We also are looking forward to learning from you about emerging techniques and software that we should adopt to enhance our work.


    • Aerospace Engineering – Be able to support all aspects of space missions
    • Chemical Engineering -  Define innovative ISRU solutions
    • Computer Science - Apply emerging autonomy, computer vision, and AI techniques to rover surface operations
    • Electrical Engineering - Design COTS avionics architecture for space with efficient interfaces to third-party instruments
    • Instrumentation Engineering - Miniaturize space instruments & equipment to enable lunar ISRU
    • Mechanical Engineering – Design lunar soil penetrators and sample handling mechanisms
    • Mining Engineering - Apply knowledge and methods from mining industry to the moon
    • Thermal engineering – Optimize the rover thermal design to survive 14-day lunar night


    • Enrolled in MS or PhD program in relevant discipline
    • Possess hands-on experience in the core technologies of your discipline
    • Has gone through the iterative process of problem identification, approach definition, analysis and/or test, data reduction and interpretation, and communication of results
    • Demonstrate excellent communication and organization
    • Thrive in multi-disciplinary environment in close cooperation with engineering and business teams
    • Show initiative, leadership, and positive can-do attitude
    • Be comfortable with change and fast-pace environment.


    • Experience with system-level test, debug, integration, and assembly e.g. through CubeSat program
    • FEA experience and proficiency in using CAD software
    • Proficiency in using thermal simulation software e.g. Thermal Desktop
    • Understanding of and demonstrated experience with Lean and Agile Manufacturing
    • Proficiency in MBSE tools e.g. Cameo/Magic Draw




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