The Boeing Company Parachute Design and Analysis Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama
*Position Overview:* The Boeing CST-100 Starliner program is seeking a Flight Engineer to support the current Parachute System Responsible Engineer (RE) as the program moves through certification and into operations.
*Primary Responsibilities:* * Support the definition of CST-100 Starliner parachute and related aerodynamic data. * Manage and manipulate large parachute drop test data sets. * Reduce parachute drop test data to complete test reports and provide necessary data to CST-100 program customers. * Automate and improve data reduction and other related analysis tools. * Work with GN&C community and the parachute system Subject Matter Expert (SME) to develop parachute load predictions during various landing scenarios. * Work with GN&C to develop a 6-DOF landing Monte Carlo simulation tool to predict flight dynamics and landing touchdown conditions (Fortran based tool). * Execute single case and Monte Carlo simulation runs to support various analyses and system verification. * Create physics based models for use in simulations and other tools. * Review and interpret results from 6-DOF simulation runs and other tools such as ADAMS (dynamics simulation). * Support parachute related lab and system level testing, travel to test sites as required for various meeting and test events. * Work with parachute supplier and GN&C to develop pre and post flight trajectories. * Perform pre-flight performance predictions and post flight reconstruction for flight tests utilizing simulations and other tools. * Train with and travel with current parachute subject matter expert to various parachute drop test locations (e.g. White Sands Missile Range and Yuma, AZ). * Provide hardware installation/physical integration and test support, design/configuration support, verification artifact development support, and provide customer coordination. * Utilize Boeing Supplier Management, Quality and Document Release systems as needed. * Interface with and present results to multiple communities in the program (e.g. GN&C, Structure and Mechanisms, Safety, Flight Test, Mission Ops, Mass Props, Supplier Management, Senior Boeing and NASA Management). * Home site for first 2 years can be any location with travel as-needed to test sites, etc. After the first two years, the individual would be relocated to Kennedy Space Center. Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.
This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee._*
Degree and typical experience in engineering classification:*_ Bachelor's and 9 or more years' experience, Master's with 7 or more years' experience or PhD with 4 or more years' experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
*Basic Qualifications:* * Basic understanding of Aerodynamics such as: o Aero Coefficients o Density corrections for performance o Influence of wind fields * Ability to manipulate large data sets: o Reduce drop test data o Correct performance to standard conditions such as density altitude o Parse data to more manageable data sets * Experience with data analysis and database development using FORTRAN, MATLAB, and/or C . *Preferred Qualifications:* * Experience with CAD modeling skills. * Experience with parachute design and analysis.
Job Aerodynamics Engineer
Organization: BDS DEV CHIEF ENGINEERS
Title: Parachute Design and Analysis Engineer
Location: Florida-Kennedy Space Center
Other Locations: United States-Texas-Houston, United States-California-Huntington Beach, United States-California-El Segundo, United States-Alabama-Huntsville, United States-Missouri-Saint Louis
Requisition ID: 1800003682