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Stratolaunch, LLC Aerothermal Analyst II in Mojave, California

Position Summary

Stratolaunch is developing hypersonic vehicles to support various Department of Defense and commercial applications. Stratolaunch seeks an Sr. Aerothermal Analyst to support the thermal protection design and aero-thermal analysis of hypersonic vehicles. Candidates must have a strong aero-thermal background, with experience in supersonic or hypersonic vehicle development. Experience with aerospace vehicle design and aero-thermal analyses of hypersonic vehicles is highly desired.

As an Sr. Aero-Thermal Analyst, you will contribute by modeling the aero-thermal environment and analyzing the thermal protection system design of Stratolaunch hypersonic vehicles. You will perform analysis to evaluate the current Stratolaunch design, including evaluating margins, Thermal Protection System thickness, and interactions between the Thermal Protection System and the underlying structure. Additionally, you may perform conceptual design trade studies by performing aero-thermal analysis to help select material systems for Stratolaunch hypersonic vehicle designs.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform analytical and numerical analyses to evaluate the aero-thermal performance and margins of Stratolaunch hypersonic vehicles

  • Develop aero-thermal models for a variety of hypersonic configurations

  • Analyze the current Stratolaunch Talon Thermal Protection System (TPS), including interactions between the TPS and the underlying structure, while providing resultant thermal environments of the structure

  • Analyze the potential material systems as candidates to upgrade the Stratolaunch Talon Thermal Protection System (TPS), including contributing to system trade studies, evaluating margin, weight, and predictions of the underlying vehicle structure

  • Contribute to analysis tool development

  • Help resolve technical challenges, as required

  • Contribute to the integration of complex aerospace systems

  • 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 aero-thermal analysis, common Thermal Protection System materials, and aircraft/aerospace vehicle design

  • Experience with supersonic and/or hypersonic aircraft theory and analyses

  • Experience with aircraft/aerospace development and/or test

  • 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 level


  • Experience with CBAERO

  • Experience with computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

  • Experience with computer-aided design (CAD) software tools

  • Active security clearance

Required computer skills:

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Relevant aero-thermal analysis tools


  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) in engineering, physics, or mathematics from an accredited institution and 2-plus years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience

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.

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Job Category: Engineering