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Stratolaunch, LLC Structural Engineer 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 Structural Engineer to contribute to the final structures development and loads evaluation of our carrier aircraft. Additionally, this position needs to support launch vehicle integration and test activities.

As a Structural Engineer , you are responsible for leading the remaining structural development of the carrier aircraft through its flight envelope expansion program and preparing for launch vehicle integration. As a Sr. Structural Engineer, you are responsible for contributing to the carrier aircraft’s structural technical performance, including meeting design and mission requirements, resolving technical challenges, and implementing technology upgrades that improve the competitive basis of the Stratolaunch architecture. This position is based in Mojave, CA. Candidates must have strong aircraft development and operational background, facilities experience, and relevant experience in aircraft systems integration.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Primary: Responsible Engineer for Carrier Aircraft primary structures

  • Primary: Select assignments on the hypersonic launch vehicle related to elevated-temperature material systems and thermal protection systems

  • Support: Structural and Mechanical Systems Integration into the Carrier Aircraft

  • Perform hand-calculations and first-order assessments to support vehicle trade studies

  • Perform detailed design and analysis for structural sizing

  • Perform detailed design / build / test activities

  • Support flight test operations

  • Support risk management activities (identification, evaluation, mitigation)

  • Provide regular and comprehensive communications to program management

  • Travel, as needed, to support the company

  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Expertise in aerospace engineering principles

  • Expertise with aircraft primary structural design and analysis

  • Experience with requirements development and verification

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

REQUIRED COMPUTER SKILLS

  • CAD (CATIA, Solidworks, and/or CREO)

  • FEA

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • BS or MS degree in Aerospace Engineering or related field

  • 6 years of relevant industry experience

Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable

  • 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law:

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Job Category: Engineering

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