Structural Loads and Dynamics Engineer – Vibroacoustics/Shock Specialist


DESCRIPTION:  As part of a small team, you’ll provide technical expertise and analytical solutions to support the development of new space vehicles and test/launch facilities.  You’ll need proficiency in shock, vibration, and acoustic environment measurement/prediction/analysis, and laboratory testing. You will need a solid foundation in basic structural mechanics, in addition to your high-frequency skills. Working independently on advanced development projects, you’ll find your excellent collaboration and communication skills are an essential part of the job.
  • Prediction of launch vehicle shock, vibration, and acoustic environments due to engine, aero, pyro, or other sources
  • Shock, vibration and acoustic measurement/data interpretation of ground and flight tests 
  • Development, supervision, and verification of component environmental tests
  • Develop and refine vibroacoustic test methods, procedures, levels, and duration
  • Other high and low-frequency loads tasks as required
  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in launch and space vehicle vibroacoustic analysis/measurement/testing
  • Passion for launch vehicle high-frequency structural loads development/validation/testing 
  • A solid foundation of vibroacoustic and structural static/dynamic fundamentals, including PSD, OASPL, SRS, static/dynamic equilibrium, stress/strain/modulus, bending/shear/axial force development, etc.
  • MATLAB proficiency
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-discipline team and provide technical guidance and insight
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien
  • High-frequency environment prediction skills related to launch vehicles
  • Experience solving a variety of complex problems using a combination of analysis and hands-on laboratory testing 
  • Experience with the following commercial software tools is a plus: SEAM, VA One, ANSYS, NASTRAN, LS-Dyna, C/C++, FORTRAN