Sr. Thermal Analyst

Mountain View, CA /
Departments – Mechanical Engineering /
/ Hybrid
At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all-electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!

We are looking for a  Sr. Thermal Analyst to join our team. As part of a Mechanical Engineering team, you will be responsible for performing thermal design and analysis tasks for multiple mechanical systems powering Wisk’s next-generation eVTOL aircraft. 

What you will do:

    • Work in a multidisciplinary group to drive design electromechanical assemblies of high voltage components
    • Responsible for performing thermal design and analysis tasks for systems powering Wisk’s next-generation eVTOL aircraft
    • Perform analysis ranging from hand calculations and 1D models up to 3D multiphysics CFD on battery pack thermal components, power electronics and avionic systems
    • Post process and report analysis results to support design decisions and optimize the thermals management system for performance and weight
    • Develop robust automated simulation toolchains that integrate with aircraft flight physics simulator, powertrain models and cell electrochemical models to accurately predict battery thermal behavior based on a wide range of flight  scenarios
    • Support the development of system and subsystem-level thermal requirements, including flow-down to the various components and parts
    • Help inform fast charging algorithms to maximize charge performance while meeting thermal management requirements
    • Design, build and perform experiments to calibrate and validate simulations 
    • Support prototype builds and technology maturation testing to ensure thermal systems meet functional requirements.
    • Work with test, system safety and certification teams to ensure designs meet stringent requirement to achieve FAA type certification
    • You will be responsible for providing analytical support for preliminary & detailed design, through development, validation, certification and manufacturing & operational service

What you have done:

    • BS, MS, or PhD in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Aeronautical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent
    • 3+ years of relevant work experience performing thermal analysis in a new product development environment
    • Proven track record using multiphysics analysis tools such as Star CCM+, ANSYS Fluent, Simscape/Simulink, Amesim, etc
    • Experience setting up new simulation toolchains incorporating models with stakeholders distributed across various integrated project teams
    • Strong understanding of mechanical engineering, heat transfer and fluid dynamics fundamentals, with focus on battery and HV systems for electric vehicles and/or aircrafts
    • Embrace learning, be curious, organized & methodical and pay attention to detail


    • Familiarity with aircraft certification and aerospace development best practices and standards
    • Familiarity aviation test standards including with DO-160 and DO-311
    • Hands on experience building prototypes and running tests
    • Programming experience for system modeling and data processing, preferably with Matlab/Simulink or Python
    • Track record in product development from concept to production
    • Experience working within large assembly environments strongly preferred
    • Embrace learning, be curious, organized & methodical and pay attention to detail
    • Experience setting up new simulation toolchains incorporating models from stakeholders distributed across various integrated project teams

Who you are:

    • You are a highly motivated, self starting individual with a broad set of skills and never afraid of facing complex technical challenges
    • You are a solution oriented individual with a strong analytical mindset
    • You have strong communication skills and can easily tailor your communications to suit the audience
    • You can adapt quickly or propose changes needed to achieve early results in a timely fashion
    • You embrace challenges and take commitments and deliver results within reasonable expectations
    • You are a positive team player
$100,749 - $153,951 a year
Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to offering a great work environment and the opportunity to be part of the team making electric autonomous flight a reality, at Wisk, we offer excellent total rewards which include a competitive base salary, annual bonus, long term incentive, 401K, health benefits and much more.  

Job Type: Full-time
Pay Range the Company expects to pay: $100,749 - $153,951 per year - The starting base salary within this range for this role varies based on factors such as your geographical location, and your relevant job-related experience that is consistent with a business necessity.
We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 11 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching vested immediately, commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, wellness allowances, snacks, drinks, fruit, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, patent bonus program, happy hours and much more.

Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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