AEROPHYSICS ENGINEER-RS 1 10/12/2017
United Launch Alliance
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AEROPHYSICS ENGINEER-RS 1
At ULA, it really is rocket science. Are you interested in joining America's most experienced team of rocket scientists*
Do you have what it takes to be a part of the most reliable rocket launch team-and soon the team to return humans to space from American soil*
Through the practical application of the fundamental principles of aerospace sciences, especially compressible and incompressible fluid dynamics, performs a broad array of analyses and testing to define launch vehicle aerodynamic characteristics, simulate internal and external gas flows, support design by calculating aerodynamic loading, predict plume flowfields and their pressure and thermal effects, and analyze compartment venting, aerodynamic heating, and transient wave propagation dynamics. Constructs and utilizes mathematical models of physical systems and analysis methodologies to perform launch vehicle development or mission integration functions.
Functional Job Description
Safety to Self and Others: Must be able to perform all assigned tasks in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to repetitive motion injuries due to keyboarding or to cuts and bruises due to typical office accidents.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use computer and office equipment and to use hands to type, manipulate, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.
Mental Functions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and in writing and use interpersonal skills. The employee is regularly required to prioritize, multitask, analyze, interpret, coordinate, compile, evaluate, synthesize, compute, problem solve, concentrate, and think critically. The employee is occasionally required to copy, instruct, and negotiate.
Judgment and Decision-Making: Work is regularly assigned by self, supervisor, and departmental staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to exercise prudent judgment, decision making, and analytical skills to determine manner and operational steps necessary to properly handle inquiries and perform daily tasks within professional standards. Decision making is guided by ULA policies and procedures.
All tasks described in the job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The duties and responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of fundamental job duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information.)
ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.
ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program.
Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below.
E-Verify Participation poster (English | Spanish ) and Right to Work poster (English | Spanish ).
External Additional Requirements
-Bachelor's degree in Aerospace, Aeronautics, or Mechanical Engineering from a traditional college or university vs. online degree programs.
-Familiarity with and general understanding of Computational Fluid Dynamics.
-Interest in fluid flow, aerodynamics or aerophysics.
-Effective communication skills (verbal and written)
External Preferred Qualifications
-Experience with Fluent, Overflow, StarCCM, Matlab software packages.
-Experience with CAD software (NX preferred)
-Ability to operate independently and work as part of a team.
-Experience with aerospace (spacecraft and/or launch systems), aeronautic or aerodynamics analysis.