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Principal Systems Engineer - Aerodynamics

Lockheed Martin

Grand Prairie, TX
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This position is for a Principal Systems Engineer in the Aerodynamics and Flight Performance Section. Responsibilities will include oversight of a team of aerodynamicists and performance engineers in the derivation of aerodynamic design requirements from top-level performance requirements, conceptual, preliminary and detailed aerodynamic design of missile systems, development of aerodynamic databases using various analytical methods, wind tunnel test planning and execution, and flight test planning and execution. Perform independent technical reviews for various programs as a Subject Matter Expert (SME), providing design and process improvement recommendations. Serve on various sub-discipline boards such as CFD, Aero Design, Flight Test/Simulation, and/or Wind Tunnel Test, to support Aerodynamics Technical Center strategic objectives. Aid in the development of new tools, techniques and processes to further the capabilities of the Aerodynamics & Flight Performance Section


Basic Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of technical achievements on various flight vehicle programs such as guided rockets, cruise missiles, and manned or unmanned aircraft. Candidate must demonstrate a clear understanding of aerodynamic design principles and their application on missile systems. Considered an expert in the field. Must have significant experience with flight vehicle conceptual and detailed design, CFD analysis, wind tunnel testing, and flight testing. Extensive experience with systems flying in transonic and hypersonic flight regimes is required. Experience with hypersonic aerodynamics and aero-thermodynamics is highly desired. An understanding of flight performance and 6-DOF modeling and simulation is required. Demonstrated experience leading teams of engineers in the development of new flight systems in roles such as Team Lead, Chief Engineer, or Engineering Manager positions. Must be familiar with MATLAB, FORTRAN, C, or similar high level programming language

The ability to clearly articulate complex technical ideas is critical to this position

Must have a secret clearance

Desired skills
CFD experience with FALCON or STAR-CCM+ or similar codes is highly desired. Experience with preliminary aero design tools such as Missile DATCOM, VORLAX, VLAERO, or XFOIL. Airfoil design experience is highly desirable, especially low aspect ratio missile control fin sizing and/or high aspect ratio cruise missile wings. Experience with store separation and aircraft/store integration is highly desirable

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status

Job Location(s): Grand Prairie Texas

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