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Parsons Corporation Thermal/CFD/Aero Modeling Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented mid-level Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), thermal, and aerodynamics modeling engineer. In this role you will support the Missile Defense Agency Targets and Countermeasures Directorate (MDA/TC) Reactive Target Simulation (RTS) team. The RTS team develops and evaluates models and simulations of the latest hypersonic vehicle concepts for MDA and other OSD stakeholders. You will work with a growing, highly talented team to assess vehicle designs and produce data products which will inform analyses and leadership decisions at the working and executive levels. You’ll also have the opportunity to broaden your skills in a multitude of engineering disciplines including trajectory optimization, Guidance Navigation and Control, subsystem packaging, etc.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Produce CFD, thermal, and aerodynamic results for emerging hypersonic vehicles

  • Produce aerodynamic coefficients for hypersonic systems

  • Perform independent evaluation of performance and mission utility of promising hypersonic concepts

  • Produce comparisons of between multiple modeling tool suites

  • Leverage results to influence hypersonic vehicle design and produce robust , highly capable hypersonic systems

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelors Degree in STEM and 5+ years of experience

  • Active Secret Security clearance

  • Expertise in CFD, thermal, and aerodynamic modeling

  • Demonstrated proficiency with at least one hypersonic aerodynamic prediction tool, such as: CB Aero, CART3D, Kestrel, US3D

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Proficiency in MATLAB, Finite Element codes, LINUX, Python

  • Ability to work independently

  • Enthusiasm and capacity to learn in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience anchoring simulation results with ground/flight test datasets

  • Active Top Secret SCI Security clearance

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:


This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$92,200.00 - $161,400.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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