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Your Role: What you’ll be doing
United launch Alliance is seeking a Thermodynamics Engineer 1 to join our team in Centennial, Colorado. This position is a part of a world-class team in analyzing launch vehicle systems for the Atlas V, Delta IV, and Vulcan Rockets and will also support the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS), which is an integral part of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS).
This position will be performing thermal analyses and includes the following responsibilities:
Develop approaches, methodologies and tools to solve complex system problems using analytical modeling, empirical, and semi-empirical approaches.
Performs conceptual and detailed thermal analysis for the launch vehicle booster, upper stage and launch facility at both the detailed component level and at the systems level. Analyses include pre-launch, ascent, and on-orbit phases of flight to verify rocket designs will operate within prescribed temperature limitations, and to define thermal protection systems were needed.
Defines, monitors, and controls requirements as they relate to design, development and operation of complex launch systems
Develops procedures and plans for thermal test programs when existing analytical capabilities are insufficient.
Resolves thermal issues that arise due to operational use in the field during production and launch operations.
Develops analysis process improvements that reduce cost and risk and/or improve vehicle performance
Your Background: What education and experience you’ll need
Your Background: What skills you’ll need
Summary Salary Range (Colorado Only)
Please note that the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon a candidate’s experience and qualifications, as well as internal equity, market and business considerations. Employees may be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus in addition to base pay.
About ULA: What makes us different
We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including:
Additionally, most salaried ULA team members work a “9/80 schedule,” meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.
Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
COVID Vaccination Policy. ULA has adopted a vaccination policy to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. All prospective, newly hired, and/or onboarding employees must receive the COVID-19 vaccination in full prior to their start date with ULA. Vaccination is required as a condition of employment, unless otherwise exempted by approved reasonable accommodation.
Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).
ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.
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