• Aerospace Systems Analyst

    Location US-CA
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/19/2018 1:29 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Type of Position
    Regular Full-Time
    Visa Requirements
    Citizen only
  • Overview

    Sierra Lobo, offers customers a full range of professional and technical capabilities, including Test and Evaluation, Systems Engineering, and Advanced Technologies.  We also develop products and processes related to Cryogenic Fluid and Thermal Management Systems, Densified Propellant Management Systems, and Prototype Extreme Pressure and Temperature Systems.  Our customers include the Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


    This position is located on the RTES contract located at Edwards Air Force Base.







    Provide aerospace systems analysis support to the Liquid Engines Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rocket Propulsion Division (AFRL/RQR). Typical analysis tasks may involve aerospace propulsion, trajectory analysis and optimization, orbital mechanics, liquid engines cycle balance and component analysis, fluid dynamics, and combustion.


    The employee will participate in analysis of existing and future space-related systems through one or more of the following activities:


      • Trajectory optimization and performance analysis of space launch vehicles and missiles.
      • Re-entry / hypersonic vehicle flight dynamics.
      • Development of trajectory simulations, conceptual and preliminary vehicle analysis, mission effectiveness, and weight & sizing tools and techniques.
    • Promotion of multidisciplinary design optimization in cooperation and support of other technical branches in the Rocket Propulsion Division (Motors, Combustion Devices, Propellants, Operations, Material Applications, Safety, etc).
    • Liquid Engine Cycle Balance
    • Liquid Engine Component Analysis





    • An understanding of engineering simulations, flight dynamics, vehicle conceptual design, and liquid rocket engines is essential and command of the methods, techniques, and software technology in this field is required.
    • Proven ability to use MATLAB or FORTRAN to solve engineering problems required. Familiarity with C or other additional programming languages desirable.
    • The candidate shall have a good command of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
    • A good knowledge of the English language is required. 
    • The candidate shall be able to operate in a team environment, and shall have good interpersonal, reporting and communication skills (written and verbal).





    • Candidates must have a B.S. degree or higher in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering.
    • 0 – 5 years experience.

    The candidate must be a US citizen and shall be able to obtain a US security clearance


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