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Sr. Aerodynamics Engineer


Aerodynamicist to join a fast-paced, innovative team working on the cutting edge of commercial spaceflight technology. To qualify for this position, the Sr. Aerodynamics Engineer should have a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering and at least 8 years’ experience in the file including a strong background in aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics and thermal analysis. This is a direct hire, permanent position offering competitive salary and benefits, fun and team-oriented working environment, and the chance to work on some of the most exciting spacecraft projects out there!

Primary Responsibilities:

Ensures regulatory and internal company requirements related to loads are met as support for entry into commercial service
Development of loads even simulation models and support validation of handling qualities, stability and control criteria for suborbital space missions
Review of test limitations, flight test plans and procedures, flight readiness reviews, mission control room support and post-flight analysis
Development of standardized analysis and reporting tools
Updates models from data collected during vehicle or component testing or from analytical tools
Develops and substantiates P&HQ criteria and requirements for prototype aircraft with unconventional configurations
Develops and maintains database of Performance and Handling Qualities (P&HQ) for use in analysis of aircraft and spacecraft during all flight phases
Works cross-functionally with other engineering groups to ensure the proper design application for Performance and Handling Qualities (P&HQ) requirement

Job Requirements

Graduate Degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related field with at least 8 years’ experience in aerodynamics development
Experience in the conduct of flight tests including familiarity with standard flight test practices and safety process
Experience with full aircraft analysis including transonic; supersonic and launch vehicle analysis preferred
CATIA V5 experience preferred
Experience in wind-tunnel and flight test aerodynamic model validation
Advanced level skills with Linux, Python, Simulink, MATLAB, Fortran, C, C++ and software development best practices
Experience with FUN3D, NSU3D, Pointwise, and/or similar RANS and gridding methods
In compliance with ITAR requirements, applicants must qualify as a US Person to be considered. (A US Person is defined as a person who is US Citizen, a lawful permanent resident, “Green Card Holder” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(20) or who is a “Protected Individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).)

Job Number: 1810088799
Job Location: Mojave, CA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 11/09/2018
Attention: Chad Dunavant
Address: 370 N WESTLAKE BLVD STE 120
City, State: WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91362
Phone: 805/418-9862
800 Phone: 866/458-4322
Fax Phone: 805/418-9866

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