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Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer I-IV

Company: Kratos Defense and Security Solutions
Location: Roseville
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Perform a diverse array of engineering tasks related to the aerodynamic design, analysis, simulation, and test of unmanned aerial vehicles here at KUAS. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Aero/Flight Sciences Engineers. An Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer is expected to demonstrate proficiency in these duties, but may have several core competencies: - Conceptual and Preliminary aircraft design - Outer Mold Line (OML) definition including surface shaping, sizing and placement - Air vehicle performance requirements and analysis - Weight and balance estimation, tracking, and management - Engine inlet and exhaust design - Engine performance requirements/analysis - Develop, maintain, and document aerodynamic databases - Aircraft performance modeling and simulation - Simulation of airframe, systems, and environment - Classical aerodynamics analysis - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis - Aerodynamic loads determination - Wind tunnel test planning, execution, and analysis - Support various hardware/software design, test, troubleshooting, and documentation activities - Flight test planning, execution, and analysis - Analyses in support of requirements generation, verification, and validation - Prepare formal, controlled engineering documentation (i.e. drawings, specifications, test procedures, technical reports, etc.) - Prepare and present design review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers. - Support customer training activities - Foreign and domestic travel to support test activities Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer I - Performs simple engineering tasks as assigned by their manager Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer II - Performs moderate engineering tasks as assigned by their manager - Acts as lead engineer as required for various contract deliverables - Presents design review and technical interchange material to major customers - Develop analyses in support of requirements generation, verification, and validation - Provides onsite support during various test activities - Mentors Level I Aero/Flight Sciences Engineers - Supports business development efforts in preparation of proposals Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer III - Performs complex engineering tasks as assigned by their manager - Supports program planning of engineering activities through detailed scope definition - May act as System Engineer to help communicate top level requirements to subsystems and determine proper verification and validation methods - Reports progress on engineering efforts to technical leadership - Provides direction and oversight, both technically and programmatically, to Aero/Flight Sciences Engineers - Establishes and maintains best practices for design, analysis, and testing responsibilities held by the Aero/Flight Sciences group - Mentors Level I-II Aero/Flight Sciences Engineers Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer IV - Provide oversight to the Aero/Flight Sciences group to help prioritize and delegate group work given the company's programmatic requirements - Manages the engineering team's effort and time within the budget and schedule provided for the task - Acts as key liaison for programs (both internal and external) on all matters having to do with aerodynamic design and performance, propulsion, modeling and simulation, and verification - Stays current on the 'state-of-the-practice' through training and industry involvement/exposure, and mentors the Aero/Flight Sciences group with this knowledge - Mentors Level I-III Aero/Flight Science Engineers Other Job Functions - Other duties may be assigned SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: No Experience and Skills KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Required - Highly self-motivated - Versatile and adaptable to diverse engineering problems - Demonstrated strength in one or more of the listed essential job functions - Demonstrated focus on customer satisfaction - Demonstrated strong communication skills - Must be able to work in a multidisciplinary team environment - Ability to travel as necessary to perform job duties - Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards - Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors - Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary - Ability to adhere to workplace rules Preferred Skills: - MATLAB and Simulink experience strongly preferred - Familiarity with C/C++ and Java software is strongly preferred - Familiarity with unmanned aircraft systems and operations is preferred - Understanding of autopilot flight control design is strongly preferred - Familiarity with unmanned aircraft systems and operations is preferred - Familiarity with software configuration management systems is preferred EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Each successive level of an Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer builds on the identified education and experience qualifications listed for the previous level(s) of Aero/Flight Science Engineer. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer I - Requires BS degree in Engineering (Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering preferred) - Relevant experience and/or coursework preferred Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer II - Requires BS degree in Engineering (Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering preferred) - 3 + years related experience in related engineering discipline Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer III - Requires BS degree in Engineering (Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering preferred) - 6 + years related experience in related engineering discipline - 3+ years lead engineer experience in the aerospace industry Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer IV - Requires BS degree in Engineering (MS Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering preferred) - 11 + years related experience in related engineering discipline - 6+ years lead engineer experience in the aerospace industry WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: - Office and or manufacturing environment - Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time - Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key phones) - Ability to lift up to 25 pounds - Frequent outside contact with customers and suppliers - May work extended hours or weekends TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: - 10-25% May be required to support flight test activities, new business development, and customer maintenance occasionally Kratos is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class. All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. EEO Is The Law Disability Accessibility Accommodation If you require an accommodation to navigate or apply to our careers site, please send your request to or call . Any inquires not related to requesting an accommodation will be discarded. Pay Transparency The company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Job Applicant Privacy Notice For applicants in the EU and California residents, please review our privacy notice.

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