Flight Dynamics Analyst - Human Landing System (HLS)

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Flight Dynamics Analyst to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

Dynetics has been selected by NASA to participate in the development and demonstration of a Human Landing System (HLS). Dynetics is seeking project engineers, systems engineers, mechanical design engineers, electrical engineers, structural and thermal analysts, manufacturing engineers, test engineers, technicians, and operators to join a diverse team in support of the development of the HLS that will carry the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024.

The Flight Dynamics Analyst will support modeling and simulation development of various phases of the Dynetics led HLS. This analyst will perform detailed analysis of flexible and rigid body simulations, separation dynamics, orbit dynamics, trajectory analysis, vehicle sizing, and optimization studies across a multi-disciplinary team.

Basic Qualifications

Candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering field or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Candidate must have at least 10 years of direct experience as detailed above.

Candidate must have a well-founded understanding of orbit mechanics, trajectory simulation, optimization methodology, statistics, mass properties, and conceptual design.

Candidate must demonstrated experience in modeling and simulation of aerospace vehicles (3DOF, 6DOF, Monte Carlo, etc.)

Candidate must have knowledge of one or more scientific or engineering programming languages such as MatLAB, Octave, Simulink, Python, FORTRAN, C, C++, or Java.

The position requires candidates to be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with multi-disciplinary teams.

Candidates must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.


Other Qualifications

Preference shown to candidates who possess a Master's Degree in an Engineering field or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Preferred candidates will also have experience and/or working knowledge with:

  • Aerospace simulation tools such as OTIS, POST, TAOS, Copernicus, GMAT, or Systems Tool Kit
  • Demonstrate an understanding of multi-body dynamics simulations tools such as TREETOPS, ADAMS, or DSENDS
  • Have a passion for KSP


Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Candidate must possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.



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