Aerodynamics Engineer

Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port, The Spaceship Company ( www.
com ) is the aerospace production company, founded by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites, which is building the world's first fleet of commercial spaceships (SpaceShipTwos) and carrier aircraft (WhiteKnightTwos).
The Spaceship Company plans to make access to space safe, reliable and affordable.
The Spaceship Company is dedicated to that goal by building the first fleet of spaceflight systems developed for routine, scheduled flight operations that exceed our customers' requirements.
TSC's first customer is Virgin Galactic ( www.
com ) which is on track to become the world's first private "spaceline".
Main Purpose of the Role TSC is seeking an aerodynamics engineer with experience in flight vehicle performance, stability and control analysis, flight test, and wind tunnel testing.
This experience should include test plan development, post test data analysis, authoring test plans and formal reports.
The purpose of this role will be to support the review and understanding of the aircraft configuration, performance, and handling qualities of the WK2 and SS2 vehicles as defined by Scaled Composites and assist in the identification of any needed aerodynamic modifications to support entry into commercial service.
Key Componentso Reviews, updates, and compiles aerodynamic data for application by other engineering disciplines and flight operationso Develops standardized analysis and reporting toolso Supports flight test execution by providing vehicle performance and handling quality estimates and limitations to support development and ongoing updates to the Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH).
Conducts post flight data analysis and provides updates to improve aerodynamic modeling, including inputs for flight simulation development and improvements Qualifications:
Key Requirementso Academic and professional experience in sub-sonic, transonic, and supersonic aerodynamics, performance, and flying qualities.
o Experience in the use of MATLAB and SIMULINK for 6 DOF simulator developmento Experience with the design of flight vehicles or vehicle systems to a set of requirements or standards such as CFR 14, Part 400, Part 23 and 25, military or NASA are highly desiredo Pilot and aircraft homebuilding experience a strong pluso Excellent verbal and written communication skillso Excellent organizational and problem-solving skillso Strong team playero Excellent computer skills, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPointo Applicants must be "U.
persons" as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR 120.
Educational Requirements:
o Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from an accredited institution, with a minimum of 3 to 5 years relevant industry experiencePersonal RequirementsTSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.
You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.
Company culture is such that you need to be able to "check your ego at the door", be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.
You will work well under commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.
You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive.
You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality

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