Aerospace Modeling, Simulation, and Controls Engineer

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, an employee-owned company, is seeking a talented, self-motivated Aerospace Modeling, Simulation, and Controls Engineer to join a multi-discipline engineering team that develops simulations and flight controls for UAV embedded systems and training applications. 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.
The candidate will develop simulations and controls for airborne platforms of various types (unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV), manned aircraft, munitions, etc).

  • Develop modular aircraft flight dynamics models based on first principles for use in performance analysis, operator training, and autopilot design
  • Analyze and establish requirements for actuators and sensors for flight control and motion sensing
  • Develop flight guidance and controls using classical or modern control methods
  • Support UAV design, development, analysis, and test
  • Design and test control system interface with executive flight software and hardware (HILSIM)

Near-term activities will focus on modeling and simulation of flight dynamics as well as flight control design for various UAS. Over time, the role may grow to include flight test support and systems engineering. Work may cover both new and existing air vehicles. This position may require travel for meetings and test events.

Basic Qualifications

Position requires a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering with 2-5 years of applicable experience or a Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering with 0-2 years of applicable experience. Degree must be from an ABET accredited school.

  • Candidate must have interest in and basic familiarity with analysis of aircraft systems, to include simulation development and maintenance, hardware-in-the-loop analysis, ground and flight test support.
  • Candidate must have familiarity with classical control design
  • Candidate must possess knowledge or have a willingness to learn air vehicle modeling and simulation, systems integration, ground and flight test planning/execution, and systems engineering.
  • Candidate must have experience with Matlab and basic programming concepts.
  • Candidate must be flexible and willing to take on new tasks in the UAS field.

Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are required, as the successful candidate must function effectively in a team environment and interact with program stake-holders.

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

Other Qualifications

Experience with the following is beneficial:

  • Simulink
  • C/C++
  • UAS systems
  • Hardware in the loop simulation (HWIL Simulation)
  • UAS operations
  • Counter UAS
  • Propulsion systems
  • Requirements tracking
  • Hands-on experience with aviation platforms
  • A passion for aviation, private/commercial piloting experience, and RC/UAS piloting experience are a plus.
  • Flight testing
  • Knowledge of state estimation

Security Requirements

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

Job Number:
01.02.02-316
Closing Date:
12/31/2019

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