James Mack

Boulder, Colorado Aerospace engineer, husband and father, maker of things.

Hello, My Name is James Mack!

This is the web site of James Mack. My wonderful wife Lindsey and I live with our son Jake in Boulder, Colorado. You might know me because I grew up in Lyons, because you went to school with me at the University of Colorado, because you met me at the model airport, or because you worked with me somehwere along the line. Or maybe you don’t yet know me at all, in which case I’ll just say "Hi."

I grew up just outside of Lyons, Colorado. It was a rural experience and gave me plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors; riding my bike, flying model aircraft, and exploring the area with friends. I was also lucky enough to have been plopped in front of my first Mac at the tender age of 6, and launched my first website in the early nineties while in high school. This all kindled an interest in technology and engineering, and I got my mechanical engineering degree from the University of Colorado in 2002. My wife and I met via MySpace in 2005, married in 2008, and in 2016 we finally settled down enough to expand the clan with our son Jake.

My Resume

In one word: versatile. An engineer looking to combine hands-on experimental skills with the discipline associated with developing spaceflight hardware for NASA. With a breadth of experience, from structures to electronics to software, I am a systems integrator who can bring complex development projects to fruition.

Work Experience 2002 - Now
2019 - Now

Sr. Mechanical Engineer responsible for the design, analysis, and fabrication of spacecraft mechanisms.

2017 - 2018

Sr. Mechanical Engineer responsible for the design, analysis, and fabrication of small spacecraft systems and components.

2015 - 2017

Sr. Mechanical Engineer and Market Segment Lead for millimeter-wave and mechanism antennas. Responsible for developing new antenna technologies and adapting existing ones to solve customers' tough problems in rough environments, and coordinating the efforts of a group of talented individuals to achieve success.

2012 - 2015

Acted as chief pilot, systems engineer, and flight operations manager for the Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) at the University of Colorado. Research was focused on advanced autonomy and remote sensing from fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Responsible for FAA authorizations, flight operations management, aircraft systems design and integration, and piloting duties.

2002 - 2012

Responsible for the design, analysis, assembly, and test of space research instruments for CU Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.

My Education 2003 - 2012
1998 - 2002

University of Colorado Boulder. Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering. Date of graduation: May 2002.