Blast and Debris Analyst


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Huntsville, AL

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Do you have a passion for space?  While others may be putting people in space, we are putting people on the Moon and Mars and beyond. 

Research, analysis, test, and modeling will be performed with the full rigor of an engineering analysis requiring clear problem identification, evaluation of alternatives, and analytical assessments as necessary to evaluate alternatives. Findings will be reported in a clear, concise, and technically understandable format

A Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline synergistic with space vehicle design (e.g., aerospace, electrical, mechanical, physics, propulsion, engineering science, chemical, etc.) is required. Degree from an ABET-accredited university is preferred.

•             Masters with 3+ years of experience

•             Bachelors with 5+ years of experience. 


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to present testing and modeling results to NASA centers and personnel
  • Skilled with numerical computing environments such as Python, C++ or MatLab and their application to modelling and simulation 
  • Capability to perform basic aerodynamic analysis and apply physics-based models for the prediction of thermal environments, blast and debris environments, pressure vessel ruptures, and propellant explosions
  • Capability to sort, catalog, and analyze debris from launch vehicle failures for input into empirical models
  • Experience designing, testing, and measuring explosive environments including blast waves and high-speed imagery for the development of empirical blast and fragmentation models is preferred
  • Proficiency with the installation and use of sensing elements such as pressure transducers, stain gauges, thermocouples and high-speed cameras is desired
  • Knowledge and experience in the production and processing of documentation required for test operations such as Safety Assessments, Standard Operating Procedures, and Test Readiness Reviews.

Additional desired skills include:


  • Able to acquire certifications to handle hydrogen and high-pressure systems is required.
  • Familiar with Computation Fluid Dynamics principles and able to run in-house CFD codes is preferred
  • Familiar with the design and fabrication of experimental test apparatus and structures
  • Familiar with the use and application of Computer Aided Design Software CREO Parametric and its application in a testing environment