• Senior Structural Analysis/DaDT Engineer

    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 be responsible for developing fatigue and damage tolerance tools and performing DaDT analysis in the development of various spaceflight systems. 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 fatigue and damage tolerance analysis of primary and secondary launch vehicle structures
    • Improving enterprise analysis capabilities such as creating fatigue and fracture analysis automation tools and fracture criticality screening criteria.
    • Mentoring designers and junior structural analysts in fatigue and damage tolerance best practices
    • Supporting configuration development and trade studies
    • Maintain and report on activity schedule, budget and technical status


    • MS or PHD degree in engineering and 12-15 years  with aircraft, spacecraft, or launch vehicle structures;
    • Comprehensive understanding of linear-elastic fracture mechanics fundamentals
    • Demonstrated experience on launch vehicles, aircraft, or automotive in several of the following areas:
      • Vehicle load path definition and strength analysis;
      • Analysis experience in DaDT methods, crack growth assessment (hand calcs, NASGRO, VCCT, etc), failsafe/safe-life approaches, residual strength, flight load spectra and aircraft repair servicing;
      • Flight data reduction, exceedance curve development, and fatigue spectrum generation
      • Applied experience in fracture testing: sub-scale and full scale fatigue testing, coupon testing, damage inspection;
      • Experience in damage tolerance NDE/NDI/repair and failure theories in non-metallic materials such as sandwich structures, carbon fiber laminate, bonded structures, etc
    • Demonstrated expertise with one or more of the following analysis codes: NASGRO, AFGRO, Nastran, Ansys, Abaqus, LS-Dyna, Optistruct
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. 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, etc)
    • Familiarity with classical aerospace sizing methods (Bruhn, Niu, Roark, etc)


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