Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineer-Senior

    • Job Tracking ID: KDRSS-314084
    • Job Location: Huntsville, AL
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/16/2022
    • Years of Experience: 5+
    • Radford Job Code: 05161-05166
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Job Description

Kratos Defense and Rocket Support Services (KDRSS) is seeking outstanding candidates to join our industry leading team of experts in DOD’s highest technical priority - Hypersonics Research, Development, Test and Evaluation.  KDRSS is developing the next generation Transient, Thermal Analysis Software (TTAS) tools for the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) of hypersonic and high speed vehicles and is supporting multiple agencies in the area of Hypersonic Defense. We are looking for motivated engineers to help us support software development and application of serial and distributed parallel, scientific computing models applied to the solution of demanding, high-speed aerothermodynamics problems.


  • Apply and Advance the State-Of-The-Art in Computational Fluid Dynamics for Hypersonic Defense Applications including Aero-Thermal and Aero-Optical Modeling
  • Work with our industry leading team in the development and application of the Transient, Thermal Analysis Software
  • Apply software engineering best practices to existing applications and new developments including test-driven development activities.
  • Assist in the design and development of engineering software under general supervision
  • Utilize experience with C/C++, FORTRAN 90, MATLAB, and Python.
  • Develop written reports, briefings and other documentation.

Experience and Skills


  • Experience with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models applicable for Hypersonic flows, such as:
    • FUN3D-HE, DPLR, Loci-CHEM, US3D and others
  • Familiarity with grid generation tools and visualization software such as
    • Tecplot, Paraview
    • Pointwise
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Linux and operation upon Government DSRC/HPC resources


  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering or related fields
  • 2 (two) years experience
  • Ability to obtain Secret Security Clearance
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen


  • Office environment
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8th 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th 2021, subject to approved medical, religious or other accommodation

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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