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Configuration Design Engineer

Scaled is a composites company specializing in designing, building, and testing proof-of-concept aircraft. Scaled, being the creator of landmark aircraft and spacecraft like Virgin’s GlobalFlyer, the Stratolaunch carrier, and Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo, is at the epicenter of experimental aviation. We are 650 exceptionally talented and creative people pursuing aerospace breakthroughs in Mojave, California. The challenge of conquering the never‐been‐done, the enthusiasm generated when concept comes to fruition, and the buzz you feel collaborating with creative people with common purpose is the unique Scaled environment that can be summed up in one word: fun.

Job Summary:
The Configuration Design Engineer will design, build, and test prototype experimental aircraft in a fast-paced research and development environment. The work will span preliminary design, part and assembly design, system design, manufacturing support, and flight test support.

Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Completing a variety of conceptual and preliminary design studies in a thorough, imaginative, and practical manner
• Perform trade studies (weight, performance, structural sizing, aerodynamics) along with modification of existing aircraft to include propulsion trades, payload trades, etc
• Develop and run sizing, aerodynamics, performance, and other codes
• Create and deliver customer presentations, engineering reports, specifications, and participate in proposal writing
• Supporting flight test planning, execution, and aircraft modifications
• Working on multiple projects at the same time

Required:
• Thorough understanding of aircraft sizing, performance, and stability and control
• Familiar with empirical references and standard texts (Hoerner, Raymer, Roskam, NACA papers)
• Experience with the design of flight vehicles or vehicle systems to a set of requirements or standards such as CFR 14 Part 23 and 25
• Strong knowledge of aerospace technologies and products
• Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong team player
• Bachelor of Science in a relevant engineering discipline from an accredited institution or substantial equivalent experience
• Proficiency in 3d cad
• Ability to work in multiple engineering disciplines on an aggressive schedule
• A minimum of three years of directly related aircraft work experience
• Proof of U.S. citizenship and ability to obtain DOD clearance

Desired:
• Proficiency in Catia or Solidworks
• 2D Drawing creation
• Aircraft home-building or other hands-on composites design or build experience
• Rapid prototyping experience
• Flight Test experience
• Pilot’s license
• DoD secret clearance
• Additional degrees or additional relevant work experience

Essential Job Functions:
• Occasionally required to stand, walk and sit for prolonged periods of time
• Manual dexterity and coordination are required (e.g., to operate computer keyboard)
• Requires mobility (e.g., climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl)
• Requires the ability to bend and reach
• Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
• Vision at close distances and the ability to adjust focus

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet and drug and alcohol free workplace

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