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Director – Structures Aerospace & Defense

Updated on 7/12/2024



Compensation Overview

$212k - $265kAnnually

+ Equity Plan + Incentive Bonus


Carson, CA, USA

Materials & Structures
Aerospace Engineering
Required Skills
  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 10-15 years of experience in aerospace structure design and analysis of sUAS type structures
  • Experience in CAD & CAE tools (NX, Hypermesh, ANSA, etc.) a plus
  • Solid understanding of linear/nonlinear behaviors of advanced materials (composites, adhesives, metals) to achieve lightweight structural solutions
  • Experience with aerospace load applications and MIL-STDs
  • Outstanding comprehension of solid mechanics and finite element theories
  • Solid interpersonal skills, motivated self-starter who can manage personal workload and execution to tight schedule
  • Experience interfacing with engineering, testing, and manufacturing groups to understand system designs and the associated constraints
  • Knowledge of overall vehicle systems/sub-systems and requirements
  • Experience supporting analysis and completing documentations for airworthiness certifications
  • Supported or engaged directly with DoD airworthiness stakeholders such as Air Force Test Center (AFTC) or FAA
  • Experience supporting structural design and analysis throughout the design, build, and test phases of a development cycle
  • Experience with fast iteration prototyping programs
  • Experience with managing system configurations and managing changes to size, weight, and cost constraints
  • Present technical analysis summary/reports efficiently at meetings and to other relevant engineers
  • Help drive technology forward and close gaps in current processes
  • Create, refine and execute new technical solutions for aerospace structures to support external customer programs and joint development efforts
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment within the Structures team and cross-functionally with other disciplines to efficiently design and release structures that are optimized for mass, efficient production and assembly
  • Work cross-functionally to implement cost reduction, methods and product improvements, and support prototype and production build activities

Company Stage


Total Funding