At SDA we are constantly growing both the services and products sides of our business. As such, we are always searching for new and energetic talent to join our team. As an Aerospace Engineering company, we are always looking for bright engineering minds that can help our organization succeed and excel. Engineers of all backgrounds are welcome to apply, as every subset of engineering can be applicable and useful for our work.
SDA is conveniently located in the heart of Northern Virginia, only 5 miles from Dulles International Airport and 25 miles from Washington D.C. With a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits program, our goal is to never lose out on a potential employee. Having grown rapidly and extensively over the past 10 years, we plan and project to continue this success. Subsequently, we will continue to hire on a continual basis to fit our work demand.
The following jobs are currently available, but we are always accepting resumes for future openings. If you’re interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry Level Designer
- B.S. in Mechanical or Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering from accredited university
- Candidates must be a U.S. Person (U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder)
- Ability to perform basic static and kinematic analysis using hand calculation techniques, and experience in dynamic and/or thermal analysis
- Hands-on experience working with carbon or fiberglass composites, machine shops, specifying fasteners, bearings, and other hardware
- Proficiency with engineering CAD software (Solidworks, CATIA, NX, Fusion, etc).
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
- Experience with development of structural or mechanical systems for aircraft .
- Experience with FAA certification activities, designing to appropriate FAR standards and interfacing with DARs and DERs.
- Knowledge of GD&T per ASME Y14.5 and CAD file structure along with tolerance analysis capabilities. Experience in application ASME Y14.41 methods for Model Based Definition is desirable.
Aerospace Stress Analyst
- UAV design and analysis
- Structural components of fixed wing aircraft and rotorcraft
- Primary structure analysis of space vehicles
- U.S citizenship
- A B.S. or M.S. degree from one of the listed majors
- Knowledge of composite materials, aircraft structures, and/or practical finite element analysis is highly preferred.
- The candidate should have demonstrated aptitude and drive in their undergraduate statics and mechanics of deformable bodies classes, mechanical design (ME majors), and aerospace structures (AOE majors) coursework.
- Experience coding in VBA, Python, or MATLAB