Senior Aerospace Engineer - Niceville, FL

Full-Time - Posted 92 days ago
Job Location:
Niceville, FL


The Senior Aerospace Engineer is a full-time exempt engineering position. The successful candidate will use vehicle models to generate flight trajectories and optimization techniques to improve results against performance criteria and then develop guidance algorithms to implement the optimal trajectory results.



  • Perform flight-trajectory optimization studies.
  • Development and software implementation of guidance algorithms.
  • Document studies and analysis findings via briefings, scientific papers and technical reports.
  • Perform trade studies and performance assessments of aerospace systems.
  • Support other duties as assigned 


Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace, Electrical, or similar Engineering discipline required, Advance Degree desired.
  • 10+ years’ experience in guidance, navigation, and controls algorithm development and analyses.
  • Virtual and Constructive simulation development and the use of these simulations for guided weapon system and concept flight performance predictions.
  • Experience with trajectory optimization using tools like OTIS, GPOPS, or others.
  • Experience developing and presenting complex technical information via briefings, technical papers and project task reports.
  • Scientific programming experience with MATLAB and Simulink, C or C++ desired.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Intellectual curiosity, a spirit of innovation, and a strong interest in developing new skills.



  • Candidate must be a US citizen and have an active DOD SECRET security clearance.


Cummings Aerospace 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, Cummings Aerospace complies with 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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