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Senior Aerospace Engineer

Company: TriVector
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

TriVector Services, Inc. provides quality aerospace engineering solutions to complex problems through a renowned team of engineering professionals. We are a SBA-certified Small Business headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. Our experienced team is dedicated to building lasting partnerships based on professional integrity and sound engineering principles. TriVector's Experience and exceptional Performance adds measurable Value to every project. We have an opening for an Senior Aerospace Engineer.


NASA's Mars Sample Return mission will collect rock and soil samples from the surface of Mars to be returned to Earth for scientific study. The Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) will play the critical role of carrying those samples from the Martian surface into orbit. As a Senior Aerospace Engineer you will help design and optimize the trajectory, determine system requirements, and conduct trade studies and analyses for both MAV and a terrestrial test flight of key components. Initially, your tasks will focus on 3 degree of freedom (3-DOF) trajectories using Program to Optimize Simulated Trajectories (POST). Future assignments will include 6-DOF modeling and simulation and support for Range Safety analyses for the terrestrial flight test.


A degree from an ABET-accredited university in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a PhD with at least 9 years of experience, an MS with at least 13 years of experience, or a BS with at least 15 years of experience.

Skills and experience must include:

* Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and independent problem solving. * Proficiency in technical writing, communication, and presentation. * Broad knowledge across multiple GN&C disciplines, including astrodynamics and flight mechanics. * Advanced experience with modeling and simulation of aerospace vehicles, including trajectory design, optimization, and analysis. Experience with POST is desired. * Strong proficiency in programming, especially with C/C++, Python or MATLAB. * Knowledge of Monte Carlo, design of experiments, and statistical analysis. * Experience with flight test programs, especially in the areas of range safety and trajectory reconstruction, is desired.

Security clearance: Proof of U.S. citizenship required for this position.

TriVector Services offers its employees a competitive benefits package. We provide extensive health, life, and disability insurance plans, along with coverage for both dental and vision. We also offer a competitive 401(K) to help you plan for retirement, and employees have the option of adding supplementary insurance and spending plans on top of company-provided benefits. All full-time employees receive annual paid time off and 10 paid Government holidays.


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