Propulsion Engineer 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.
Role Overview
This position is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and integration of advanced engine cycles suitable for application on Boom’s modern supersonic commercial aircraft, Overture. This engineer will function and communicate effectively within a highly multidisciplinary and collaborative development environment while leading engine integration, including weight tracking, performance assessment, accessories packaging, mount schemes, and other related tasks to optimize the integrated airframe-engine system. They will also serve as a primary focal with engine OEMs in the selection and optimization of engine cycle. Additional responsibilities may include supporting inlet and nozzle design studies, engine operability assessments, and propulsion acoustics evaluations led primarily by other engineers.

Your Typical Day May Include

  • Interfacing with OEMs on engine performance and operability
  • Writing, verifying, and validating propulsion system requirements
  • Conceptual design support of propulsion system subsystems, such as fire detection and suppression system, nacelle design, and generator and hydraulic pump layouts
  • Interfacing with adjacent systems, such as fuel, ECS, and EPS engineers on system requirements and design
  • Running internal engine cycle trade studies using NPSS

Must Have

  • At least 5 years experience in propulsion system development or integration
  • Experience with modeling thermodynamic systems using NPSS
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in managing technical projects with external suppliers and partners
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering discipline is required

Nice to Have

  • Previous propulsion hardware ownership experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with FAR 23/25/33 propulsion system certification standards
  • Proven success integrating an engine into a new aircraft
  • Proficient in CAD modeling (experience with Catia preferred)
  • Experience with supersonic gas dynamics
  • Inlet and/or exhaust nozzle experience
  • Experience performing structural and thermal finite element analyses

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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