Aerodynamics Team Leader at Boom Supersonic

| Greater Denver Area
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About Boom Supersonic
Boom Supersonic is the Denver-based startup building Mach-2.2 passenger airliners. Think Concorde but 75% more affordable to fly. Imagine a day trip from New York to London—3h15 each way. Fly to London for a business meeting and be home in time to tuck your children into bed. Boom's first prototype will rollout by summer of 2020.
Boom’s outstanding team comes from places like Amazon, SpaceX, Scaled Composites, and Virgin Galactic. Team members have collectively contributed to 40+ new air and space vehicles, including the Falcon 9, Virgin SpaceShipTwo, and the Joint Strike Fighter.
The company is backed by venture capital firms including Emerson Collective, Y Combinator, Caffeinated Capital, and SV Angel as well as individuals including Sam Altman, Paul Graham, Ron Conway, Michael Marks, and Greg McAdoo.
At Boom, you’ll have world-class colleagues and a flexible work environment. We don’t punch a clock, offer unmetered vacation time, and value our employees’ comprehensive well-being.
Are you passionate about building the future of transportation? Help us make aviation history.
Boom is seeking a uniquely qualified aerodynamics leader to join our quickly growing, aerospace startup. The Aerodynamics Team Leader will join a driven, world-class team of individuals building the first independently-developed supersonic jets and history’s fastest civil aircraft: the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator and the “Overture” production airliner.
An ideal candidate has a track record of building and leading world class technical teams through solving hard problems, is considered a one of a kind project manager by their peers and seeks out opportunities to partner across disciplines in order to achieve the best overall result for the product. You have strong prior experience in multiple aero areas, a strong grasp of flow physics (not just math), and the ability to visualize and explain what goes on in real flows.
Employees at this level solve the most complex problems, manage work and provide oversight in engineering areas of specialization, with wide latitude for unreviewed work. This person is envisioned to be an experienced aero engineer that has experience leading a team of 5+ engineers.

Requirements:

  • Required BS in Aerospace or Aeronautical engineering
  • Minimum of 12 years professional aerospace experience
  • Experience leading aero teams and managing aero projects
  • Ability to filter reams of ambiguous data, summarize the key findings, and propose logical and efficient next steps
  • Significant experience in aero design for vehicles that have actually flown
  • Experience with aircraft in the Mach 0.8+ realm - supersonic highly desired
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and oral (prepared and informal)Strong interpersonal skills - ability to be inserted into an existing team that is struggling and have them welcome his or her support
  • Starts with yes attitude, but also a strong level of skepticism and realism that prevents a natural level of naivete that often exists when digging into a new domain
  • Proven track record of demonstrated ability to make independent decisions and manage conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment

Desired:

  • MS in Aerospace or Aeronautical engineering
  • Formal leadership training strongly preferred. Ex: Coaching, Technical Leadership & Strategic Leadership, etc.
  • Ability to push the state of the art forward in tooling, e.g., in increasing automation and/or moving higher fidelity methods earlier in the design process
  • Experience with wind tunnel testing and/or flight test
  • Experience calibrating CFD for supersonic aero (flight test or wind tunnel)Some level of experience with the following strongly desired: Aircraft configuration sizing, layout, and design, Loads, Performance, S&C, Wind tunnel/flight testing, Inlets and propulsion aero
  • Pilot's license and/or Aircraft Mechanic (A&P) license is a strong plus

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 (https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc_public_portal_itar_landing)
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.

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Location

12876 E Adams Aircraft Cir, Englewood, CO 80112

An Insider's view of Boom Supersonic

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The high quality team at Boom is what really sets the vibe for the office. I’ve never worked with so many smart, talented, and passionate people. The best part though, is the incredibly collaborative approach that the entire team takes to solving problems and building a product. There is no “stay out of my sandbox” mentality.

Erin

Lead Engineer, Flight Controls

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

New technical challenges arise daily with solutions fueled by motivated engineers. Talented and energetic employees are the norm, many of them early in their careers, all of whom are eager to learn, willing to think differently, get their hands dirty, and work together to send supersonic aircraft screaming through the sky.

Bill

Principal Stress Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Prior to starting at Boom, I worked at a global OEM. What I love most about this company is its focus on cross-collaboration, and how all the departments work together as a true, interdisciplinary team. Learning new things each day from innovative, inspiring coworkers has helped transform me into a better, more diverse engineer.

Teagan

Materials & Process Engineer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe around the facility is a night and day experience compared to the aviation site I used to work at. Everyone from the CEO on down is hyper approachable seemingly every day. Here at Boom, we believe in hard work. We also believe in the concept of having a life outside of the good work we do here.

Nick

Shipping and Receiving Manager

What are Boom Supersonic Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Volunteers of America
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Boom's fitness initiatives include In-office yoga and running club.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Wednesday. Employees get free lunch on Monday and free dinner Monday-Thursday.
Game Room
Employees at Boom enjoy participating in Ping Pong and Basketball tournaments. We also have foosball, cornhole, and a variety of table games to enjoy.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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