Stratolaunch, LLC Lead Aerodynamics Engineer - Carrier Aircraft in Mojave, California
Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch test platform to contribute to high-speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to utilize the capabilities of the Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft and air-launch test vehicles to enable development of technologies that may not exist otherwise.
Stratolaunch strives to create technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic, and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.
To achieve these great efforts, Stratolaunch is seeking a Lead Aerodynamics Engineer with extensive experience leading successful aerodynamics teams.
As the Lead Aerodynamics Engineer , you will contribute to the development activities of an autonomous vehicle operating through subsonic, supersonic, and hypersonic flight regimes.
The successful candidate will have a strong mathematical background, and an ability to work with a small team in a fast-paced engineering development environment.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Predict vehicle aerodynamics using empirical methods
Update aerodynamic models
Support development of vehicle outer mold lines
Develop and implement aero tolerances
Document inputs, assumptions, and limitations
Wind tunnel model development and test
Perform aerothermal analysis, as requested
Support air data design and calibration, as requested
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering
10-15 years of experience leading aerodynamic teams
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong attention to detail
Predict vehicle aerodynamics using CFD
Create clear and consistent CFD visualizations
Develop tools to streamline CFD analysis
Experience generating vehicle lines and loft
Required computer skills
MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Matlab, Simulink, or similar tools
Special remarks regarding work environment
This position is located in Mojave, CA
Some travel (<10%) may be required
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