Hermeus is hiring a

Principal Dynamics Engineer

Los Angeles, United States
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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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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