Aerodynamics Systems Engineer – Entry and Mid Level

Job Description:   

The Aerodynamics Systems Engineer is responsible for ensuring that the simulated aircraft flies like the actual aircraft.  This includes ensuring that the engines operate correctly, the equations of motion reproduce the motion characteristics of the aircraft, the atmosphere is modeled correctly, the simulator operates correctly as it reacts with the simulated surface of the earth, the flight control feedback forces are representative of the aircraft, etc.  The aerodynamics systems engineer will develop the Automatic Fidelity Tests required to test the aircraft dynamics.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum BS in Engineering, Aerodynamics or Aerospace Engineering desired. 
  • Ability to program in C is required.
  • Work experience with C++, Fortran, Ada, and Python desirable.
  • Familiarity with open and closed loop control systems is desired.
  • Candidate must be able to work in a team environment, or independently, as necessary, and be a self-starter who will attack designs and resolve problems effectively and efficiently.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Must be a US Citizen.  
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Department of Defense Security clearance.
  • Candidate must be able to work in small confined spaces (simulator cockpits).

General Qualifications:

  • Not required to supervise others.
  • Strong technical understanding within at least one area of specialization expected.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Required to communicate in English.
  • Required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard.
  • Required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  • Available to perform travel.

Work Environment:

  • While performing the responsibilities of the Aerodynamics Systems Engineer, the work environment characteristics are representative of an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate unless in a manufacturing area.