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Vehicle Simulation Engineer

Seal Beach, CA 92647

Employment Type: Direct Category: Software Engineer, Systems Job Number: 9974 Pay Rate: $140 - $180k

Job Description

We are in search of a Vehicle Simulation Engineer to spearhead the advancement of cutting-edge defense innovations such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), missiles, and advanced weapon systems.

Qualifications 
  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, or a related field. Master' s or PhD preferred 
  • 3+ years experience in flight vehicle design & development.
  • Proven experience creating and implementing highly multidisciplinary simulation models that significantly impact the design, performance, and reliability of products.
  • Proficiency in simulation or software development tools such as MATLAB, Simulink, Python, Rust, or C++
  • Experience developing continuous integration and continuous deployment frameworks and automation.
  • First principles physics based model development experience.
Responsibilities 
  • Develop mathematical models and software simulations to assess and validate aerodynamics, propulsion, and vehicle guidance, navigation, and control capabilities in real-world scenarios. Conduct rapid evaluations of performance and engineering configurations.
  • Collaborate with hardware and software teams, contributing to flight tests to gather data and validate systems, fostering a swift prototyping and design refinement cycle.
  • Analyze flight test and simulation data to evaluate system-wide performance, recommending adjustments to vehicle design, outer mold line (OML), engine performance, guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) algorithms, and flight envelopes.
  • Engage closely with multidisciplinary teams, including electrical, mechanical, aerodynamics, propulsion, and software engineers, ensuring the coherence of the product architecture with performance objectives.
  • Maintain meticulous records of performance evaluations, operational concepts (CONOPs), designs, algorithms, and test outcomes, adhering to internal reviews and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure that all modeling and simulation activities related to vehicle performance adhere to industry and defense safety and reliability standards.
  • Provide specialized expertise in troubleshooting and resolving issues encountered throughout development, testing, and operational phases.

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