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Experienced Aerospace Engineer

Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc.
San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Company Overview:

Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. (ESAero) is a growing aerospace company in the San Luis Obispo area that provides various services which include but are not limited to: rapid system development, on-demand niche engineering, hands-on development/testing, electrified aircraft propulsion expertise, and small UAS aerospace system manufacturing.

Job Summary:

ESAero is seeking a full-time experienced Aerospace Engineer to join our team in San Luis Obispo, CA. The engineer will assist in the multi-functional product development of new aircraft design while collaborating with other engineering disciplines and project personnel.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conduct aircraft conceptual design and sizing studies.
  • Analysis of aerodynamics, propulsion, flight performance, etc.
  • Perform analysis, simulation, and engineering trade studies to support design decisions.
  • Research about technologies, analysis methods, standards, and regulations to guide aircraft design
  • Develop, test, and implement custom software-based design tools.
  • Clearly communicate engineering ideas, progress, and results using written reports and oral presentations to supervisors, project managers, and customers.
  • Collaborate with team members to accomplish project goals in a timely fashion.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or equivalent.
  • Proficiency with MATLAB
  • Proficiency with aircraft flight performance analysis and conceptual design
  • Fundamental understanding of related disciplines including aerodynamics, aircraft stability & control, thermal analysis, structures, electronics, systems engineering, computational optimization, etc.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Strong writing & presentation skills
  • Willing to relocate to San Luis Obispo, CA [During COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is available]
  • US Citizenship Required

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • This is a mid-level engineering position. 2-5 years engineering experience is preferred.
  • Familiarity with the design of aircraft and common aircraft systems
  • Experience using programming version control software such as Git
  • Experience with Simulink, Python, VBA, C++, and/or other coding languages
  • Experience with CAD modeling using SolidWorks or similar
  • Familiarity with OpenVSP / VSPAERO, XFOIL, AVL, etc.
  • Experience with requirements capture at the aircraft and/or systems level

Benefits and Perks

  • Standard Benefits:
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance: Fully covered
    • Retirement: 401k with 3% company match
    • PTO & holidays
    • Flexible schedule
    • Year-end performance bonuses
  • Additional Perks:
    • Casual dress code, Free snacks, Dog friendly office
    • Amazing location to live, work, and play

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Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc.


San Luis Obispo, CA
93401 USA



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