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Aerothermal Dynamics of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Engineer

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Job Number:
649344
Job Category:
Policy Analyst
Location:
MCLEAN, VA US
Schedule:
Full-time
Travel:
Yes, 10% of the time
Shift:
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
No
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Description:
The Defense and Intelligence Group is seeking an aerothermal modeling/computational fluid dynamicist to support a client’s requirements in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The candidate must be clearable to TS/SCI with polygraph. 

The candidate should have experience with numerical and analytic methods in computational fluid dynamics, and will be expected to independently design and conduct performance modeling of re-entry vehicle (RV) and hypersonic glide vehicles (HGV) heat shields. As such, he or she will be proficient in aerothermal modeling, thermodynamic and heat transfer modeling and ablation codes, and have knowledge of material response and plasma predictions.
Other desired areas of expertise include RV design, manufacturing and operation, knowledge of composite materials and all aspects of RV phenomenology. Must be able to travel overseas at short notice and therefore be able to obtain a valid US passport.

Successful candidates will work well in a team environment and will be capable of operating independently with minimal supervision. Candidates will be expected to interact with personnel at all levels of the organization and communicate effectively with the client.

In addition to the clearance requirement, successful candidates will demonstrate proficiency in aero-dermal modeling, thermodynamic and heat transfer modeling and ablation codes. They will be expected to independently design and conduct modeling of RV and HGV heat shield performance. Other desired areas of expertise include RV design, manufacturing and operation as well as a knowledge of composite materials.

Qualifications:
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: 12 years of experience is required, 15 or more years of experience is desired. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, an advanced degree is preferred. A minimum of 15 years' experience with aero-thermal modeling and ablation codes is required.
Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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