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Senior Aerospace Engineer at AME Unmanned Air Systems, Inc.

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Senior Aerospace Engineer
AME Unmanned Air Systems, Inc. - San Luis Obispo, California Area

Job Description
This is a senior engineering position, focusing on aerodynamic characteristics of flight vehicles. This individual relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, and performs a variety of complicated tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
The candidate will be responsible for the following:
• Prediction and modeling of the aerodynamic characteristics of flight vehicles, particularly unmanned air vehicles (UAV)
• Use of aerodynamic engineering codes and computational fluid dynamics to compute airframe performance
• Participation in wind-tunnel tests to capture critical aerodynamic characteristics and render data into high-fidelity aerodynamic models
• Computation of missile airframe aerodynamic characteristics using a variety of in-house and commercial tools
• Development of aero models for various flight vehicles
• Support of wind-tunnel testing by providing pretest predictions, technical oversight and post test data analysis
• Develop and/or support appropriate 3DoF and 6DoF flight simulation models
• Participation in new business development and independent research & development initiatives
• Interaction with potential and current customers
• Preparation of white papers and proposals for business development
Desired Skills & Experience
• MS or PhD in Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering with training in aerodynamics, vehicle control and dynamics, incompressible/compressible flow and computational fluid dynamics
• Minimum of 8 years experience in airframe aerodynamics analysis, wind-tunnel testing and aerodynamic model development is desired
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Business development capabilities
• Must be a U.S. citizen
• Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government security clearance
Company Description

AME UAS is a leading producer of Unmanned Aerial Systems, having provided over 1500 aircraft to multiple customers worldwide. As a full spectrum design, engineering, integration, and manufacturing company, AME UAS is capable of providing everything from engineering and sub-system support through complete systems.
Additional Information

Posted:September 30, 2011
Type: Full-time
Experience:Associate
Functions:  Engineering
Industries: Defense & Space
Job ID: 2024408

AME UAS, headquartered in San Luis Obispo, CA, is a leading provider of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The company specializes in the design, test, production, and support of unmanned systems. After designing and producing the U.S. Air Force’s first small UAV system, the company has since delivered over 1500 aircraft to U.S. and Allied forces. Unique in the industry for its agility and breadth of capability, AME UAS focuses on innovative turnkey solutions to support the Warfighter and to meet unique mission and customer requirements.

AME Unmanned Air Systems
125 Venture Drive
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Send by Email: pkendrick@ameuas.com; nramirez@ameuas.com

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