As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will be placed within the Thermal Analysis group among peers and experts in heat transfer and flow network modeling. Growing your engineering knowledge and system understanding as you go, you will directly contribute to the development of the most advanced liquid rocket engines in the world by using good engineering judgment and generating creative analyses. You will participate in all stages of rocket engine development from conception through detailed design and test support.
As an early career analyst, you will gain exposure to the fundamentals of liquid rocket engine operation by thermally analyzing components as varied as turbopumps, valves, combustion chambers, nozzles, heat exchangers, and more. You will be responsible for ensuring the thermal integrity of whatever components you are tasked with and can expect to receive substantial technical mentorship to ensure your success.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Thermal design and analysis of rocket engine components at varying levels of maturity and detail
Anchoring thermal predictions to test data
Growing your knowledge and analytical expertise through consistent mentorship and peer reviews of your work
Documenting your work for future reference and later refinement
Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
Solid understanding of heat transfer, fluid flow, and thermodynamic first principles
Internship, project, or research experience with direct responsibilities involving characterization of heat transfer, fluid flow, or thermodynamic processes
Good communication skills and proficiency with productivity tools
Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
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.
Master’s or doctorate degree with thesis/dissertation topic relating to heat transfer or fluid flow
Experience with analysis software such as ANSYS Mechanical, Thermal Desktop, Sinda/Fluint, or GFSSP