Stratolaunch is developing hypersonic vehicles to support
various Department of Defense and commercial applications.
Stratolaunch seeks an Aero-Performance Engineer to support the
conceptual design and aerodynamic analyses of hypersonic vehicles.
Candidates must have a strong aerodynamics background, preferably
with experience in hypersonics. Experience with aerospace vehicle
design and aerodynamic/performance analyses across the speed range
from subsonic to hypersonic, is highly desired.
As an **Aerodynamics Engineer** , you will contribute to a small
hypersonic advanced design team, where you will contribute to the
aerodynamic design of current and future Stratolaunch hypersonic
vehicles. Your tasking may include conceptual design trade studies,
detailed design tasks, and the development of analytical tools to
support the team.
**Essential duties and responsibilities:**
+ Perform analytical and numerical analyses to evaluate the
aerodynamics, performance, and stability & control of hypersonic
+ Develop aerodynamic models for a variety of hypersonic vehicle
+ Contribute to development of aerodynamic databases using
analytical, numerical, ground and flight test data.
+ Contribute to flight performance simulations through modeling
and/or aerodynamic analyses.
+ Develop advanced design tools, as required.
+ Help resolve technical challenges, as required.
+ Contribute to the integration of complex aerospace
+ Support the preparation of business proposals to the US
Government and industry.
+ Travel, as needed, to support the company.
+ Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity, and
fulfillment of commitments.
+ To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able
to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
+ The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
+ Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
+ Knowledge of, and experience with aerodynamics, performance,
stability & control, and aerospace vehicle design.
+ Experience with subsonic, transonic, and supersonic theory and
+ Experience with supersonic vehicle development and/or
+ Ability to work on their own initiative and prioritize tasking
to fit within the business goals.
+ Complex aerospace system development.
+ Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities.
+ Ability to obtain a security clearance at the TS/SCI
+ Experience with hypersonic aerodynamic theory and analysis
+ Experience with hypersonic vehicle development and/or test
+ Proficient in lofting vehicle shapes
+ Experience with computer-aid design (CAD) software tools
+ Experience with computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
+ Active security clearance
**Required computer skills**
+ MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
+ Relevant aerodynamic analysis tools
+ Bachelor's degree (BS) in engineering, physics, or mathematics
from an accredited institution and 5-plus years of relevant
experience, OR equivalent combination of education and
**Special remarks regarding work environment**
+ Travel estimated to be approximately 10% or less.
+ Position is based in Mojave, CA.
**Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be
considered for this role.**
Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values
diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of
life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran
status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.
Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment
at any point during our employees' and applicants' time with us,
especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement,
promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee
activities, and general treatment during employment.
**Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law:**
Job Category: Engineering