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Staff Systems Hypersonic Booster Engineer - Aerodynamics

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E1464:Systems Engineer Stf
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At Lockheed Martin, you’ll have an opportunity to create a better world every day. For most individuals, our work challenges belong merely to headlines and tweets. But our employees routinely experience a broad range of programs and projects, each geared to important human needs. Whatever your assignment, you’ll use your education and experience to take on formidable challenges. Meanwhile, you can rely on the resources of a global technology leader to back the kind of innovation that has characterized our historic breakthroughs.

You will be an experienced aerodynamicist sought to support a fast-paced, hypersonic booster development program as the Test Lead for wind tunnel test activities. The aerodynamicist will work with the Aero/Performance team to develop an appropriate test strategy to obtain the required data. The engineer will coordinate all aspects of wind tunnel testing including: model design, model build, wind tunnel test planning, testing execution, and post-processing of the wind tunnel data. Duties may also include configuration design, control surface sizing, aerodynamic loads predictions, computational fluid dynamics analysis, and preliminary aerodynamic database development. The Wind Tunnel Test Lead will work with the aero/performance team to update the aero model as the configuration is refined. Duties will also include developing aero models for separation events and rocket plume modeling.


Basic Qualifications
Minimum BS degree in Aerospace Engineering or equivalent is required. Experience leading supersonic and/or hypersonic wind tunnel test efforts. Understanding of missile aerodynamics and flight performance. Experience in missile or rocket configuration design and aerodynamics analysis. Familiarity with CFD and aerodynamic database development.

The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communications skills. Proven team lead skills are necessary for this position.

Must be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Candidates should be comfortable giving presentations to program leadership and government customers.

Minimum final secret clearance is required prior to start.

Desired skills
Hypersonic aerodynamics experience is highly desired. Past experience on programs such as X-51, FALCON, or HiFiRe programs is a plus.
Experience using STAR-CCM+ or FALCON CFD codes.
Experience with Creo, SOLIDWORKS, or CATIA.
Familiarity with Matlab or similar tool for manipulating and analyzing large numeric data sets.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow.

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Location(s): Grand Prairie Texas
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Systems Engineering: Specialty Engineering
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Experienced Professional
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Grand Prairie
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FLEX9x80A-Friday off in 2nd week w/flex hrs/day
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Grand Prairie