• Engine CFD Analyst

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will help design and develop rocket engines and propulsion systems that meet Blue Origin’s launch vehicle program requirements for various spaceflight systems. As part of the engine team of Blue Origin, you will help develop world class liquid rocket engines. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight. 


    • Develop rocket engine component CFD models based on interaction with the design and engine system analysis team
    • Run steady and unsteady CFD simulations of rocket engine hardware including valves, combustion devices and turbomachinery
    • Use CFD to support test activities
    • Improve existing analytical capabilities, including process automation tools
    • Develop best practices for analysis methods
    • Provide guidance to design engineers to improve the performance of designs
    • Document and communicate analysis results to the team


    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering and 2+ years of experience in fluids modeling
    • Experience with turbomachinery and internal flow CFD simulations
    • Excellent understanding of CFD theory and numerics
    • Ability to work effectively in teams
    • Ability to be self-directed and balance several tasks at one time
    • Ability to communicate analysis results effectively
    • 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


    • Knowledge of commercial analysis packages such as ANSYS/CFD++/CRUNCH CFD
    • Knowledge of commercial grid generation packages such as ANSYS/Pointwise
    • Knowledge of at least one programming/scripting language (Python/MATLAB/etc)
    • Experience with large multi-processor CFD simulations


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