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Chief Aerodynamicist

Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic

Centennial, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

About Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic is transforming air travel with Overture, the world’s fastest airliner — optimized for speed, safety, and sustainability. Serving both civil and government markets, Overture will fly at twice the speed of today’s airliners and is designed to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Boom’s vision is to bring families, businesses, and cultures closer together through supersonic travel and make the world dramatically more accessible.

Are you passionate about building the supersonic future? Come join the team and help us make aviation history!

Role Overview:

We are seeking a Staff Scientist, Technical Fellow or Chief Aerodynamics Engineer to join the Overture team. You will be collaborating with various Boom Engineering team members to refine existing and developing configurations and innovate to develop Boom’s future aircraft family members.

Responsibilities will include providing technical guidance in configuration and planform development by proposing, reviewing, analyzing aircraft aerodynamic performance, performing and reviewing trade studies, and leading deep dives into CFD analysis and wind tunnel test results.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide senior review of applied aerodynamics work products to include schedule and technical development and planning, aerodynamic trade studies, CFD setup and execution, wind tunnel analysis
  • Analyze aerodynamic data across subsonic and supersonic flight regimes.
  • Research existing technologies or develop new approaches to optimize performance
  • Independently audit techniques and accounting of aerodynamic data
  • Document and present findings and proposed aircraft changes to the team and management
  • Collaborate with a variety of other engineering functional groups (manufacturing, loads, propulsion, flight controls)
  • Provide coaching, mentorship, and guidance to colleagues

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree in engineering with 20 or more years of experience in aerospace or an equivalent combination of technical education and aerospace experience. Solid foundations in aerodynamic flow physics and aircraft integration to include propulsion/aerodynamic interaction.
  • Experience in commercial aircraft development
  • Experience in supersonic aircraft development
  • Strong understanding of low and high speed aerodynamics
  • Strong understanding of Outer Mold Line (OML) development and wing integration
  • Wind tunnel model development and test execution experience
  • Strong understanding of aerodynamic data maturation through aircraft lifecycle
  • Clear understanding of certification requirements impacts on the aircraft design
  • Effective communication skills
  • Collaborative and creative mindset

Nice to have:

  • Advanced Aerospace Engineering Degree
  • Experience with aerodynamic icing analysis
  • Experience in clean sheet design of aircraft through flight test
  • Communicating complex technical results to a wide audience
  • Working hands-on with aircraft

Compensation:

The Base Salary Range for this position is $176,000 - $242,000. Actual salaries will vary based on factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Boom’s total rewards package for employees. Other rewards may include performance bonuses, long term incentives/equity, an open PTO policy, and many other progressive benefits.

Application Deadline - 8/28/2024

ITAR Requirement:

To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations (ITAR and EAR), applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.


Boom is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Want to build a faster future? Come join Boom.