Leidos is looking for early to mid-career level engineers with Aerospace Conceptual Design experience to support our growing work in the Eglin office. This is a technical engineering position to develop and mature designs of high speed weapons systems and work directly with the organizations developing the most advanced weapons systems in the world in the high profile area of hypersonic weapons systems.
Successful applicants will have prior experience applying multidisciplinary aerospace engineering knowledge and skills to realize conceptual designs of high-speed weapons systems. Experience across the fields of computational fluid dynamics, structural dynamics, propulsion, and heat transfer analysis and their application to complex designs will be necessary to perform at the highest level.
The Leidos team has subject matter experts in each of these domains, and we are looking for a multidisciplinary design engineer that can synthesize results into complex designs. Use your system engineering knowledge in the conceptual design of emerging weapons systems. As part of this role, you will examine how these weapons systems will be utilized for both offense and defense by conducting trade studies and mission analysis. Leidos is looking for candidates who have successfully conducted performance/mission analysis and trade space analysis to generate and screen large numbers of conceptual designs and who have also taken conceptual designs to preliminary designs.
Be part of a close knit team and be mentored by world class experts. 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 DOD 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.
Must have a Bachelors of Engineering in Aerospace, Mechanical, or similar and 4+ years of relate experience. MS or PhD in a relevant field preferred. Candidates would be expected to be able to perform conceptual design with minimal supervision and should also be able to grasp the big picture and make decisions about how to proceed with analysis with minimal supervision. May have the opportunity to lead a team of 2-3 junior engineers in the conduct of a conceptual design campaign. Different levels of experience will be considered.
Communication Skills: Successful candidates should be able to effectively communicate with Leidos aerodynamics and structural engineers, 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.
Experience with the following disciplines is required:
Analysis of Alternatives
Visualization of performance of many different designs
Conceptual Design Review and/or Preliminary Design Review
Familiarization with the following tools are required:
CFD tools and analysis
Scripting to enable numerical codes to communicate and to run in a batch fashion (Python and C++)
Computational fluid dynamics for supersonic / hypersonic flows (CART3D or KESTREL preferred)
Finite Element Analysis (ANSYS, Sierra Tools)
6-DOF flight simulation
Clearance: Must be a U.S. Citizen with active Secret clearance.
Python Scripting, Object Oriented Programming
CART3D, KESTREL, US3D, FUN3D, CFD++
ANSYS, LS-DYNA, Sierra Tool suite
Solidworks or similar CAD experience
Experience with MATLAB
TRAVEL: Attend technical reviews and professional conferences, estimated < 10%.
In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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