Senior Structures Engineer-Aerospace & Defense Programs

Torrance, CA
Structures – Structures /
Full-time /
On-site
 
Divergent is a technology company that has architected, invented, built, and commercialized an end-to-end factory system called the Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS™) that comprehensively uses machine learning to optimally engineer, additively manufacture, and flexibly assemble complex integrated vehicle structures and subsystems. Products created using DAPS are superior in performance, lower in cost, rapidly customizable to meet mission and customer-specific requirements, faster to market, and scalable on demand to high volume production. Divergent is a qualified Tier 1 supplier to global automotive OEMs, and Divergent is now expanding to support mission critical needs in the Aerospace and Defense sector.
 


Divergent aims to revolutionize the aerospace and defense industry through our DAPS technology. Our patented production system incorporates Nodes - 3D printed metal connectors - with lightweight materials to create strong and efficient complex structures. Divergent’s technology eliminates tooling and drives radical innovation, capital reduction, and sustainability in vehicle manufacturing. 
Divergent is seeking an experienced and motivated aerospace engineer to support the next generation of industry-leading aerospace frame architecture development. We’re committed to transforming the vehicle structural systems away from traditional manufacturing by using new materials and new technologies.  To do this, we need a forward-looking and innovative engineer who will help shape the future of aerospace structures.

Position Objectives
•Built-up and analyzed CAE models of structural components or systems for aerospace vehicles, and present the results to other relevant engineers.  
•Performed detailed engineering analysis on structural components and systems using CAD and CAE programs.  
•Written and presented detailed analysis summary/report and/or worked closely with test engineers to ensure component and system-level testing is performed to ensure the safe and efficient function of the design.
•Worked closely with design engineers to understand manufacturing/design capabilities and limitations to ensure proposed design changes can be efficiently produced and assembled.  
•Collaborated successfully in a team environment to ensure cross-functional requirements are met while achieving safety targets.
Responsibilities for this role:
•Build-up and analyze CAE models of Node™-based vehicle structures for aerospace flight applications including validation using hand calculations, topology optimization and CAD/CAE tools.
•Present technical analysis summary/reports efficiently at meetings and to other relevant engineers.
•Create, refine and execute new technical solutions for aerospace structures to support external customer programs and joint development efforts.
•Work collaboratively in a team environment within the Structures team and cross-functionally with other disciplines to efficiently design and release structures that are optimized for mass, efficient production and assembly.
•Work cross-functionally to implement cost reduction, methods and product improvements, and support prototype and production build activities. 


Required Experience 

•BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
•10 years of experience in aerospace structure design and analysis.
•Proficient use of Altair Hypermesh or Beta CAE ANSA preprocessor.
•CAD experience is a plus.
•Solid understanding of linear/nonlinear behaviors of advanced materials (composites, adhesives, metals) to achieve lightweight structural solutions.
•Experience with aerospace load applications and MIL-STDs.
•Outstanding comprehension of solid mechanics and finite element theories.
•Solid interpersonal skills, motivated self-starter who can managing personal workload and execution to tight schedule.
•Experience interfacing with engineering, testing, and manufacturing groups to understand system designs and the associated constraints.
•Knowledge of overall vehicle systems/sub-systems and requirements is a plus.
•Experience supporting analysis and completing documentations for airworthiness certifications. 
•Supported or engaged directly with DoD airworthiness stakeholders such as Air Force Test Center (AFTC) or FAA.
•Experience supporting structural design and analysis throughout the design, build, and test phases of a development cycle.
•Experience with fast iteration prototyping programs.
•Experiencing with managing system configurations and managing changes to size, weight, and cost constraints.

$134,640 - $168,300 a year
What You’ll Get :

Holistic Compensation Package: Enjoy a world-class compensation package that includes a competitive salary, equity plan, and discretionary results-based incentive bonus opportunities, ensuring you're truly valued for your contributions. 
Wellness and Time Off: Embrace a healthy lifestyle with paid vacation, sick time, and company holidays, including a year-end shutdown to recharge. We support growing families with paid parental leave, recognizing the importance of bonding time. 
Comprehensive Health and Wellness: Prioritize your well-being with our comprehensive health and wellness benefits, offering both HMO and Premium PPO options. Additionally, benefit from company-sponsored life insurance and short and long-term disability coverage for peace of mind. 
Investment in Growth: We're committed to your professional development. Take advantage of reimbursement opportunities for learning and development initiatives, empowering you to continuously expand your skill set and reach peak performance. 
Inclusive and Collaborative Environment: Join our inclusive, collaborative, and dynamic work environment within a fast-paced, mission-driven company. Together, we're disrupting the traditional manufacturing industry, embracing diversity, and fostering innovation to reduce our footprint by integrating people and technology. 

 

Divergent is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Our positions adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 

Disclosures:
In order to adjust to changes in our business, it may become necessary to add, remove or modify certain duties and responsibilities, or to reassign you to another job position. From time to time you may be asked to work on special projects or to assist with other work. Your cooperation and assistance in performing such additional work is expected. Divergent Technologies, Inc , Inc is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Our positions adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
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