Shield AI

Aerodynamics Engineer

Job Description

Posted on: 
January 21, 2023

As an aerodynamics Engineer on this team, you’ll work on an agile team grounded in first principles to push the boundaries of the state-of-the-art.


  • Design and develop new aircraft geometries and control surface shapes to meet flight efficiency requirements, with a heavy emphasis on 3D CAD and CFD tools
  • Analyze aerodynamic performance across a large array of air vehicle designs via CAD and real-world experiments
  • Triage issues from older generations of aircraft and effectively prioritize appropriate resolutions
  • Collaborate with and present findings to other internal functional teams and program-based teams
  • Help to create/update/maintain aircraft simulation models (digital twin), working to supply Flight Control engineers with models for aircraft control development.

Job Requirements

  • BS or MS in Aerospace Engineering or related field
  • 2+ years of professional experience related to aircraft development
  • Experience partnering with a multidisciplinary engineering team, including mechanical, electrical, propulsion, software, and AI disciplines
  • Solid understanding of aerodynamic fundamentals, CFD techniques, and wind tunnel testing
  • Experience with aerodynamic tools and techniques, e.g. vortex-lattice, panel-method, etc.
  • Experience with Pointwise or similar CFD software tools
  • Experience with Matlab or Python for data analysis
  • Familiarity with translating aerodynamic analyses into workable design solutions for flight vehicles
  • Familiarity with lofting/surfacing tools in Solidworks (or equivalent CAD software tools) for generating water-tight geometries
  • Passion for solving complex problems in a fast-moving environment
  • Demonstrated record of working hard, strong communication skills, being a trustworthy teammate, and being kind to others

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with aeroacoustics analysis
  • Experience with low-speed airfoil design
  • Experience with wind tunnel testing
  • Experience with aeroelasticity and flutter analysis

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