Junior Aeronautical Engineer

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Laurel , MD 20708

Posted 1 week ago

Are you searching for impactful aerodynamics work,especially in the area of hypersonics?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our teamat APL.

We are seeking an engineer to help us analyze theaerodynamic capabilities of new and existing precision engagement weaponsystems. As a member of our team, you will contribute to exciting projectssupporting the US Department of Defense and the warfighter. Our team strives todevelop, apply, and maintain deep expertise in aerodynamics, computationalfluid dynamics (CFD), and testing. You will work alongside aerodynamics guruswho have a real passion for conducting state-of-the-art research and advancingour country's capabilities. Our diverse team of hardworking engineers believein fostering an environment of continuous learning and mentoring.

As a Junior Aeronautics Engineer...

  • Your primaryresponsibility will be predicting and modeling the aerodynamiccharacteristics of various air-vehicle configurations including hypersonicre-entry vehicles, supersonic and hypersonic boosters and air-breathingconcepts, and subsonic unmanned air vehicles. You will primarily use firstorder aerodynamic prediction codes and CFD simulations to make thesepredictions.

  • You will perform andanalyze trajectory simulations to generate range and maneuverabilityestimates using high-fidelity aerodynamics models.

  • You will plan and conductwind tunnel tests and perform post-test analysis to render data into highfidelity aerodynamic models for incorporation into six degree-of-freedomsimulations. You will support associated test activities includingpre-test predictions, test design, instrumentation requirements, anddocumentation.

  • You will lead andcontribute to planning activities for future projects and initiativeswhile providing technical guidance on ongoing projects.

  • You will collaborate withcross-discipline teams to advise government and contractor partners onrisk areas related to aerodynamics and performance, and propose andexecute studies to reduce program risks.

  • You will craft reports andpresentations to communicate results to team members and governmentpartners.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Have a BS in AerospaceEngineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline.

  • Have 2 years ofexperience in conducting CFD simulations, running wind tunnel tests, oranalyzing and developing aerodynamic models.

  • Have prior experiencecoding and using MATLAB scripts and functions.

  • Have excellent oral andwritten communication skills.

  • Are willing and able totravel occasionally to attend meetings or tests at other government andcontractor sites.

  • Will be comfortableworking in closed area facilities.

  • Are able to obtain aSecret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to agovernment security clearance investigation and must meet the requirementsfor access to classified information. Eligibility requirements includeU.S. citizenship.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements ifyou...

  • Have a MS degree orequivalent experience in advanced weapon system design and developmentwith a focus on aerodynamics.

  • Have previously workedwith trajectory modeling software, CAD, and/or direct simulation MonteCarlo (DSMC) modeling tools.

  • Have general programmingskills in Bash (or similar shell equivalent) and/or Python.

  • Have shown initiative,motivation, and flexibility.

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory(APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense,security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging,impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes aculture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits andhealthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washingtonmetro area. Learn more about our career opportunities atwww.jhuapl.edu/careers.

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regardto race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationalorigin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristicprotected by applicable law.


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