POSITION: Analyst/Software Developer

The selected candidates will support new and on-going research and development projects and will contribute to new on-site-state-of-the-art software implementation. The work will be supporting research and development projects, as well as programmatic deliverables. Under direction, selected candidates will apply comprehensive knowledge of dynamic, structural, fluid, and/or thermal computer codes to independently contribute to technical projects.


  • • Contribute to the development of finite element and other models of mechanical systems to aid in the design process, specifically material selection, and detailed specification of design geometry
  • • Support analysis quality practices including process standardization, configuration management of analysis files and software, verification, and validation
  • • Work with other analysts, code developers, engineers, and subject matter experts to solve technical problems
  • • Perform and document static, dynamic, modal, hydrodynamic, magneto-hydrodynamic, thermal, and/or multi-physics analyses
  • • Simulate and evaluate system response and performance to support or guide design, testing, modification, and optimization
  • • Participate in formal design reviews as required
  • • Work independently and with teams to solve complex engineering analysis problems


  • • MS or PhD degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering, or equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge
  • • Fundamental knowledge of elasticity, plasticity, failure, and heat transfer in engineering materials/structures
  • • Knowledge of materials properties and associated analytical models used in mechanical engineering problem solving
  • • Experience with engineering analysis using dynamic, structural, fluid, and/or thermal computer codes
  • • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills
  • • Verbal and written communication skills in English necessary to interact with a multi-disciplinary research team, author technical and scientific reports and papers, document analyses, and deliver scientific presentations


  • • Experience with FEM codes, ABAQUS, ANSYS, NASTRAN, COMSOL or equivalent
  • • Experience programming with Matlab, Python, C++, and/or Fortran
  • • Experience in material, modal, vibration, impact, thermal, computational fluid dynamics, data processing, or comparison of test and analysis
  • • Experience with uncertainty quantification or statistics
  • • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills
  • • Knowledge of advanced constitutive models for metals, composites, ceramics, foams, geologic materials, or polymers including hyper elasticity, viscoelasticity, creep, plasticity, damage, fatigue, aging, fracture, thermal effects, anisotropy, in homogeneity, and/or probabilistic characterization

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