Loads and Dynamics Engineer

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End-to-End Space Transportation and In-Space Services

We are looking for an experienced Loads and Dynamics Engineer to help with analyzing all aspects of the dynamic loading and response of launch vehicles, payloads, spacecraft, and landers. This will include the lower frequency load cases of Coupled Loads Analyses (CLA) as well as the higher frequency analyses associated with dynamic environments (shock and vibration.)

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create finite element models (FEM) of launch vehicles, payloads, spacecraft, and landers
    Develop and apply the forcing functions for all flight events, including aerodynamic loads (gust, buffet, etc.), TVC, and separation events
  • Perform dynamic analysis using classical techniques and Simcenter/Nastran (modal, frequency response, random, SRS, transient)
  • Develop well documented scripts for postprocessing analysis results into loads and other output products using MATLAB / Python
  • Provide guidance for dynamics related testing and vehicle instrumentation
  • Performing signal analysis of test and flight data
  • Document analyses

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in structural dynamics, vibration, and/or launch vehicle dynamic analysis
  • Proficient with performing analytical simulations in software such as Simcenter, NASTRAN, MATLAB, Python
  • Proficiency with signal analysis in both time and frequency domains
  • Proficiency with random data and transient analysis

Desired

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in structural dynamics, vibration, and/or launch vehicle dynamic analysis
  • Experience with coupled loads analysis on launch vehicles
  • Experience with launch vehicle dynamic environments analysis (i.e. shock and vibration)
  • Familiarity with relevant SMC / Range / NASA standards for analysis and test
  • Experience with use of test / flight data to verify FEM results

Tagged as: Matlab, python, nastran, Simcenter

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