Lead Compressible Flow Analyst

Job Description
This position involves the leadership of technical activities and technical staff. Specifically, the role involves working directly within technology development teams to define solution paths to complex challenges involving compressible fluid mechanics (gas dynamics) and aero heating associated with high-speed flight vehicles. As a member of a functional group deployed within the organizational matrix, the candidate will define tasks for group members specialized in the analyses of high-speed transport phenomena. The task types may range from calculations based on first principles to the use of detailed 3D models to represent heat and fluid flow. Support for the development activities will also include test planning, execution, and data analysis activities. The candidate will be responsible for identifying technical problems, defining paths forward to solve those problems, developing and executing plans that involve the work of others, and reporting the results of those efforts to the leaders of the interdisciplinary development teams.

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
Ability to identify technical challenges and solution paths.
Ability to define the proper assessment approach to solve complex physical problems using the following tools and knowledge
•Compressible gas dynamics and aero heating
•Ability to determine aerodynamic characteristics (e.g., lift, drag, pressure distributions) associated with bodies and aero surfaces in high-speed flight
•Thermal protection systems for high-speed aero applications
•Physics-based models
•Empirical models
•Test planning, execution, and data analysis
Demonstrated ability to managing people and delegate tasks

10 years of experience in engineering sciences
5 years of experience in technical leadership of others
Experience working in product and/or technology development teams
Experience reporting results across an organization and upward to decision makers
Decomposition of technical requirements into product specifications

Preferred Skills and Education
Experience with weapon systems development
Familiarity with weapons specifications
Familiarity with the defense acquisition process
Experience working with teammates outside own organization/company

Master's or PhD in engineering sciences including studies in gas dynamics and aeroheating phenomena
Training in project leadership and management
Currently possess secret clearance

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