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Job #: R-00000172
Location: Valparaiso, FL
Category: Aerospace Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Yes
Group: Advanced Solutions

Job Description:

Leidos is looking for early to mid-career level engineers with an Aerospace background to support our growing work in the Eglin office. This is a technical engineering position to develop models, perform numerical analysis, run trade studies, and support the design of high speed missile systems. Work directly with the organizations developing the most advanced weapons systems in the world in the high profile area of hypersonic weapons systems.

Be part of a close knit team and be mentored by world class experts. Apply and develop multi-fidelity computational fluid dynamics, structural dynamics and heat transfer models for the analysis of high speed weapons systems. Examine how these weapons systems will be utilized for both offense and defense by conducting trade studies and mission analysis. Use your engineering knowledge to improve the design of these new weapons systems as they are being matured. The Aerophysics group operates in a small team environment where individual creativity is rewarded and continuous learning is the norm. Our engineers typically work directly with Air Force personnel and regularly interact with contracting teams from Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrup Grumman, etc. The Destin-Fort Walton Beach-Niceville area is home to world famous beaches and a relaxed 'salt-life' lifestyle.

Experience Level: Different levels of experience will be considered. Entry level candidates should have either a Bachelor's in a relevant field plus 2-3 years' experience in industry, or a Master's in a relevant field. These candidates would be expected to be able to perform CFD, FEA, 6-DOF, etc. analysis with minimal supervision. These candidates should also be able to grasp the big picture and make decisions about how to proceed with analysis with minimal oversight. Mid-career candidates should have either a Bachelor's and 10+ years' experience or a PhD in Aerospace Engineering (or similar) and 5+ years' experience. Mid-career candidates would be expected to both conduct the above analysis and to also lead a team of 1-2 junior engineers.

Communication Skills: Successful candidates should be able to effectively communicate with Leidos aerodynamics, airframe, and guidance and control personnel, and interact daily with customers, team members and end users. Must develop a clear understanding of customer goals and objectives and shape work activities to satisfy them. Must present both verbal and written status on a regular basis, and prepare manuscripts for publication at technical conferences and for professional journals.

Engineering Skills: Recent and relevant experience with one of the following disciplines is required:
  • CFD tools and analysis
    • Computational fluid dynamics for supersonic / hypersonic flows
    • Numerical gridding
    • Post processing CFD data
    • Operating on supercomputing clusters
  • Heat Transfer Analysis
    • Using analysis to determine the thermal loads on aerospace structures
    • Understanding of material properties such as thermal conductivity, thermal expansion, and emissivity
  • Trajectory Analysis
    • Using 6-DOF tools to predict flight profiles
    • Ability to use experimental or numerical data to develop aero tables
    • Ability to perform mission analysis by incorporating additional functions such as seeker and warhead

Education: Entry level requires accredited Engineering Degree plus 5+ years' experience in industry or a PhD in a relevant field. Mid-career candidates should have engineering degree plus 10+ years' experience or a PhD in Aerospace Engineering (or similar) and 5+ years' experience. Clearance: Must be a U.S. Citizen with active Secret clearance. Desired Knowledge Preferred candidates will have recent and relevant skills with some of the following software tools.
  • FUN3D, Cart3D, Kestrel, US3D, VULCAN, CFD++, Capstone, Pointwise, MIME, Tecplot, ParaView
  • ATAP3D, Curve_E, Sierra, ABAQUS, NASTRAN
  • Solidworks, CATIA, NX
  • 6-DOF tools, BASH, Matlab, Python, C++, Fortran

TRAVEL: Attend technical reviews and professional conferences, estimated

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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