Aerospace/Mechanical Engineer: Hypersonic Test and Evaluation

    • Job Tracking ID: KDRSS-341523
    • 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: 1+
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Job Description

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. is leading the way in the Department of Defense’s highest technical priority- Hypersonic Weapons Research, Development, Test and Evaluation.

  • Do you love thermal/aerothermal engineering?
  • Are you searching for meaningful work in hypersonic applications?
  • Are you passionate about making an impact?
  • Do you want to collaborate with other top-level engineers/analysts to overcome complex interdisciplinary challenges?
  • Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy.

We have immediate needs for highly talented and motivated scientists and engineers to join our Kratos Defense and Rocket Support Services (KDRSS) Huntsville, Alabama location. This is an excellent opportunity to join our engineering staff.  KDRSS maintains a unique and highly capable mix of flight, ground and material testing capability as well as specialized software development and application to the Hypersonic T&E.


What We Can Offer You

  • Rest and Relaxation - Generous vacation to start plus company paid holidays.
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits –Medical (BCBS & Cigna), Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness
  • Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with generous company match
  • Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program
  • Employee Resource Groups - Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.
  • A Piece of the Company: Kratos offers an Employee Stock Purchase Program with 15% discount and look back feature.
  • Relocation:  - This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.



  • Assist in the planning and conduct of aero-thermal-optical ground tests at the country’s leading facilities, in coordination with the Nation’s top scientists and engineers
  • Coordinate the utilization of test data for the development, verification, and validation of Transient, Thermal Analysis Software tools being developed for hypersonic seeker Modeling and Simulation (M&S)
  • Utilize in-house, Government and Commercial tools to support the Hypersonic T&E Mission
  • Develop written reports, briefings and other documentation.

Experience and Skills


  • Experience with the use, modification and/or development of scientific computing applications on Linux platforms
  • Experience with the use of Commercial and Government FEA, CFD and related software
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Assistance with technical proposal writing and development


  • BS/MS/PhD in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering or related fields

This position allows for some telecommuting.

This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. 

An interim and/or final U.S. Secret clearance Post-Start is required.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat.

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
Kratos Defense is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class.
All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos Defense is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
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