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Dynamics Analyst

Qualis Corporation
Huntsville, AL
  • Over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Qualis Corporation is seeking a Dynamics Analyst to provide valuable insight in the development, test, and certification of liquid engine rocket propulsion systems for a wide variety of NASA’s ongoing and future projects. Under the guidance of senior engineers, you will develop structural dynamic analyses of liquid engine elements, as well as analyzing the dynamic behavior of high-speed turbomachinery.

Primary job duties include engaging with vehicle development teams to provide insight on liquid engine rocket propulsion systems, as well as producing independent analytical assessments. With tutelage from senior engineers, you will develop the skills necessary to provide technical oversight in the evaluation and design of liquid rocket engine elements with particular emphasis on dynamic analysis of turbomachinery, rotordynamics, fluid bearings, damping seals, as well as basic signal processing and development, validation, and maintenance of rotordynamic software.



MS degree (PhD preferred) in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering; or other applicable Engineering degree with an emphasis in structural dynamics analysis is required. Degree from an ABET accredited institution preferred. Early-career (0-5 years) candidates with experience in the application of finite element methods, empirical closed-form structural dynamics analysis techniques, and the assessment of failure mechanisms will be considered.

  • Familiarity with one or more major commercial finite element code such as NASTRAN, ABAQUS, or ANSYS is required.
  • Previous exposure to development and test of high-speed turbomachinery components in an academic or commercial setting is highly desired.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Word is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Work Environment:

Office environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<15%).

Physical Requirements:

Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).

Equipment and Machines:

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).


Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.

Other Essential Functions:

The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.


Qualis Corporation is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse and talented workforce who can contribute to the mission and vision of the Company. Our employees are our greatest asset and we promote a positive work environment, teamwork, professional growth, innovation, community involvement, flexible scheduling and a family-friendly work environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled and a Participant in E-Verify

Qualis Corporation


Huntsville, AL



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