• Structural Analysis Engineer, Senior - New Glenn

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    New Glenn
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will design, develop, and test launch vehicle airframe structures for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of design, analysis, assembly, testing and flight operations. Your passion for space means you’re committed to the necessary quality and attention to detail required to support human space flight. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.



    • Detailed analysis of primary and secondary airframe structures
    • Supporting configuration development and trade studies
    • Improving enterprise analysis capabilities such as creating process automation tools for model creation, strength checks, and analysis report generation
    • Mentoring designers and junior structural analysts in structural analysis best practices
    • Identifying opportunities for safety improvements and operational cost savings
    • Maintain and report on activity schedule, budget and technical status


    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering and 8+ years of experience with aircraft, spacecraft, launch vehicle structures, or automobiles
    • Demonstrated experience on launch vehicles, aircraft, or autos in several of the following areas:
      • Vehicle load path definition and strength analysis
      • Structural optimization using standard industry codes (Optistruct, HyperSizer, Nastran Sol 200, etc.)
      • Analysis of metallic and/or composite structures (skin-stringer, fittings, sandwich panels, etc.)
      • Manufacturing methods, material selection, testing, characterization & allowables development
      • Fatigue or damage tolerance and crack growth (hand calcs, NASGRO, VCCT, etc.)
      • Familiarity with classical aerospace sizing methods (Bruhn, Niu, Roark, etc.)
    • Demonstrated expertise with one or more of the following analysis codes: Nastran, Ansys, Abaqus, LS-Dyna, Optistruct
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum


    • Demonstrated process automation experience using scripting languages is highly desired (VBA, Matlab, Python, FORTRAN, HyperSizer, etc.)
    • Vehicle level structural certification;
    • Composite design and analysis skills in any thermoset, thermoplastic, metal matrix and ceramic matrix composites


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