Aerodynamicist 3

Job Posted 7/2/2023
General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems
Bothell, WA
United States
Category Wind Jobs
Job Description
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a premier provider of ordnance weapons and tactical systems to the U.S. Department of Defense and allied nations, has an opening for a Aerodynamicist 3 to join our Bothell, WA Team. We take pride in supporting the mission of the warfighter by delivering the best, to the best. Our products can be found with every U.S. military branch and with allies around the world. We are looking for a motivated and creative leader to help shape and support our mission.

GD-OTS in Bothell offers great benefits that are effective the first day of employment! Medical, dental vision, 401k and many other benefits are available without a waiting period.


+ Plans and conducts aerodynamic research and analysis to support development of guided munitions and high-speed projectiles.

+ Work with a small team of analysts using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to characterize aerodynamic performance of new product designs.

+ Responsible for definition of associated wind tunnel and flight test programs.

+ Work as part of a small, dedicated engineering team to perform aerodynamic and aerodynamics analyses.

+ Define and conduct aerodynamic test programs.

+ Verify conformance with functional specifications and customer requirements.

+ Work with Chief Engineer to

+ Analyze, design, and develop guided munition prototypes that meet stability and control requirements.

+ Verify accuracy of models using wind tunnel test results for subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flows.

+ Prepare presentations for initial, preliminary, and critical design reviews.

+ Write technical reports to document work.

+ Require ability to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance.

+ Position may require extended work hours and/or travel to meet project deadlines.

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education: Master's Degree

Discipline/Major: Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering or Physics

Years and area of experience (required for the role):

+ 5 years related experience, preferably in the Aerospace or Defense industry.

+ Experience developing new flight systems that satisfy detailed performance requirements.

+ Advanced degree may substitute for some experience requirements.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

+ Proficiency with STAR CCM+, Fluent, or equivalent CFD software.

+ Proficiency with general purpose modeling codes such as MATLAB & Simulink.

+ Familiar with semi-empirical analysis codes such as PRODAS, Missile Datcom, MissileLab, etc.

+ Understanding of engineering drawing practices, material properties, and manufacturing processes.

+ Ability to organize work for multiple projects.

+ Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in the English language.

+ Computer proficiency with MS Office applications (Excel, Project, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).

$83,565.23 - $125,347.84

Hired applicant may be eligible to participate in the Company’s Gain Sharing Program.

Employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and basic life insurance as well as pre-tax spending accounts. Employees are also able to enroll in the company's 401k plan and are eligible for the Non-Contributory Retirement Contribution. In addition to the benefits discussed above, the company offers the following voluntary benefits: Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Identify Theft Protection, Enhanced Legal Services, Auto and Home Insurance, Pet Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Educational Assistance.

Employees will receive 11 paid holidays and 120 hours of PTO annually and up to 3 weeks paid family leave.

Requisition ID: 2023-17811

Street: 11714 Northcreek Pkwy N

Work Type: Hybrid