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.
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
- 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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