Joe Salinas


Quantitative Engineering Lead

Joe comes to Ikigai from Noble Markets in New York, where he was one of four product managers at the FinTech startup. He joined Noble as employee 37, helping the company scale both client relationships and product offerings in the company’s custody banking and post trade management solutions for institutional crypto clients. He spent the previous 5 years working for SpaceX in LA serving as the Responsible Turbomachinery Engineer. In this position, he oversaw development and certification of 3 turbopump upgrades from ideation to flight that powered the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy Merlin Engines for over 40 launches. 

Joe received his degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).