Support and development of hypersonic aerothermal CFD analysis, including grid generation, running of various solvers, and post-processing
Generate, run, and process CFD campaigns
Develop boundary conditions for thermal analysis
Generate detailed thermal analysis models
Assess detailed entry thermal models for integration into the top level vehicle thermal model
Working with latest trajectories and Aerosciences’ databases for model verification and validation
Coordinate with Program IPTs for vehicle updates and changes
Work closely with Thermal Protection System (TPS) manufacturing team to ensure design compliance and certification
Perform post-flight reconstruction and comparisons to pre-flight predictions
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
Relevant work experience may substitute for required education.
Experience with CFD or thermal analysis
Competency using MATLAB or Python
Strong interpersonal skills, position will require interfacing many engineers from a variety of disciplines
Ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment
Master’s degree in engineering desired with 5 or more years of experience
Strong background in flow physics as it relates to aerospace with a focus on aerothermal environments
Experience with wind tunnel testing in the following flight regimes is highly desired: subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic
Experience with CFD pre and post processing tools: Pointwise, GridPro, Tecplot, Paraview
Experience with computational fluid dynamic codes: StarCCM+, Ansys Fluent, CFD++, OpenFOAM, Fun3D, DPLR.
Experience with Thermal Desktop, SpaceClaim and SIDNA to conduct thermal analyses
Ability to optimize and modernize existing tools for accuracy and efficiency
Comfortable in Linux environments
The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances
To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.
With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet
of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit www.sierraspace.com to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.
Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.
As COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities, we are taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 and associated variants pose in the workplace. SNC is committed to supporting our employees while ensuring we continue to meet essential national security needs of our country.
With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, SNC will continue to require COVID-19 vaccination status for all employees including new hires. In accordance with applicable requirements, all current and newly hired employees who are unvaccinated may be required to adhere to enhanced onsite safety protocols including weekly COVID-19 testing, face coverings, and social distancing.
The status of applicable COVID-19 vaccination requirements are subject to change depending on applicable court orders and the course of ongoing litigation. Candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption.
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