Stratolaunch, LLC Sr. Aerothermal Analyst in Mojave, California
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 Aero-Thermal Analyst II, 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