Hermeus is hiring a

Principal Dynamics Engineer

Los Angeles, United States
Full-Time
Hermeus is an aerospace and defense technology company founded to radically accelerate air travel by delivering hypersonic aircraft. The company aims to develop hypersonic aircraft quickly and cost-effectively by integrating hardware-rich, iterative development with modern computing and autonomy. This approach has been validated through design, build, and test of the company’s first combined turbojet-ramjet engine and is now being scaled through its first flight vehicle program, Quarterhorse. Hermeus is also developing Darkhorse — an uncrewed hypersonic aircraft designed to deliver unique asymmetric capabilities to the warfighter.

Hermeus is seeking a highly experienced Principal Dynamics Engineer to join our Flight Sciences Team. In this pivotal role, you will lead the analysis, modeling, and optimization of dynamic systems for our high-speed aircraft projects. You will set the direction for our flight sciences endeavors and provide mentorship to junior engineers.

Responsibilities

  • Dynamic Systems Leadership:
  • Lead the analysis, modeling, and optimization of dynamic systems for aerospace applications, including aircraft flight dynamics, control systems, and structural dynamics.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define project requirements and objectives.
  • Advanced Analysis and Simulation:
  • Conduct advanced dynamic analysis, employing state-of-the-art modeling and simulation tools to validate and optimize system designs.
  • Drive innovation and efficiency in dynamic systems.
  • Testing and Prototyping Oversight:
  • Oversee the design, prototyping, and testing of dynamic systems to validate performance, reliability, and safety.
  • Plan and execute tests, analyze results, and drive design improvements.
  • Materials and Manufacturing Expertise:
  • Leverage deep materials knowledge to select the most suitable materials, components, and manufacturing processes for dynamic systems.
  • Foster strong relationships with suppliers to ensure high-quality production.
  • Documentation and Reporting Mastery:
  • Maintain detailed documentation of design specifications, test results, and performance data.
  • Produce comprehensive reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Mentorship and Collaboration:
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior engineers, nurturing their professional growth.
  • Promote teamwork and knowledge sharing within the Flight Sciences Team.
  • Innovation and Research Contributions:
  • Stay at the forefront of industry advancements and emerging technologies in dynamic systems and aerospace technology.
  • Lead research and development efforts, contributing to the advancement of aerospace science.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's, Master's or Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in dynamic systems engineering, with a focus on aerospace or a related industry.
  • Extensive expertise in aircraft flight dynamics, control systems, and structural dynamics.
  • Proven experience with advanced modeling and simulation tools for dynamic systems.
  • Strong background in dynamic systems testing, analysis, and prototyping.
  • Outstanding problem-solving, analytical, and critical-thinking skills.
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Previous project management experience is highly desirable.

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We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we're always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.

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