• Aircraft Performance Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/31/2019 8:54 AM)
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  • Job Description

    We’re working on the future. If you are seeking an iterative fast-paced environment where you can drive innovation, apply state-of-the-art technologies to solve extreme-scale real world challenges, and provide visible benefit to end-users, this is your opportunity.

    Come work on the Amazon Prime Air Team!

    We're looking for an outstanding Aircraft Performance Engineer with experience in flight mechanics, stability analysis and aircraft performance analysis. This person should be comfortable collaborating with engineers and managers from multiple functional teams. He/she will be required to design experiments and analyze experimental data from flight tests and simulation.

    This position requires a candidate that can operate independently in an ambiguous environment. The ideal candidate will combine strong skills in aircraft performance evaluation with a demonstrated ability to develop a high quality automated data analysis infrastructure.

    Export Control License
    This position may require a deemed export control license for compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Placement is contingent on Amazon’s ability to apply for and obtain an export control license on your behalf.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace or related field
    • 3+ years of relevant work experience
    • Experience with aerodynamics and simulation
    • Ability to use and develop aerodynamic models and understand physics-based steady-state/dynamics
    • Proficiency in at least one modern scientific scripting language (e.g., Matlab or Python)
    • Excellent problem-solving ability
    • Experience in developing tooling infrastructure to process large data sets
    • Excellent written and verbal communication; ability to explain complex concepts and designs to colleagues across disciplines

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s or PhD in Aerospace or related field
    • 6+ years of relevant work experience
    • Experience in specifying flight test requirements and assessing flight test data
    • Knowledge of flight test engineering, flight qualities, flight loads, aeroelastics
    • Proficiency with scaling and automation tooling for test data exploitation
    • Expertise with statistical machine learning
    • Experience as a technical lead and ability to mentor and guide junior engineers

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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