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Principal Structural Engineer



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024
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.
A principal structural engineer on the structural engineering team is responsible for the development, design, analysis, test, and lifecycle of the airframe and its components on the Hermeus hypersonic vehicles.
The location preference for this position is Atlanta. However, Hermeus will consider a hybrid model for qualified candidates that are willing to travel as required.

The Opportunity and How You'll Impact Hermeus:

  • Lead the design, analysis, and optimization of airframe structures for hypersonic aircraft
  • Develop and analyze airframe structural concepts and materials
  • Collaborate with other engineers and cross-functional teams to ensure the airframe design meets performance and safety requirements
  • Conduct trade studies and make recommendations for material selection and structural configuration based on performance, weight, and cost
  • Develop and implement structural testing plans, including static, dynamic, and fatigue testing
  • Analyze and interpret test results and provide recommendations for design improvements
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations
  • Provide technical support during manufacturing and assembly
  • Hold design reviews and provide technical guidance and recommendations to other team members

About You:

  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • 8+ years of experience in airframe structural design, analysis, and optimization for aircraft or spacecraft
  • Experience with CAD software(NX), FEA (Nastran and Femap) and other engineering analysis tools
  • Familiarity with metallic high strength alloys
  • Strong knowledge of aerospace materials, structures, and systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and analyzing manufacturing methods (preferred)
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.