We are seeking a senior Engineer with a background in Aerospace, Mechanical or Physics, in Colorado Springs, CO, to support our Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy (DOE) hardening & vulnerability (H&V) assessment and research programs.
Our group performs system hardening technology research and development and H&V assessments of advanced strategic system design concepts. We specialize in modeling and analysis: radiation transport analysis using codes such as CEPXS, MCNP and ITS; equation-of-state (EOS) modeling and thermo-mechanical shock (TMS) analysis using codes such as PUFF, WONDY and ALE3D; finite element modeling of impulsively driven structural response and thermo-structural response (TSR) analysis using codes such as ABAQUS, DYNA3D and ALE3D; and system generated electro-magnetic pulse (SGEMP) analysis using codes such as MEEC and Emphasis. We plan, design, fabricate and conduct TMS, TSR, impulse and SGEMP experiments in facilities such as Sandia’s Z Machine (x-ray), LLNL’s National Ignition Facility (x-ray), Sandia’s LIHE (impulse), NRL’s GAMBLE II (ion beam), DTRA’s Pithon (electron beam) and Peraton’s plate impact gas gun.
We have an immediate opening for a senior Engineer (Materials and Structures Analyst) with experience in material modeling, structural response, and engineering analysis using hydrocode and finite element modeling techniques. In support of H&V assessments of advanced strategic systems design concepts, the candidate will perform material response and structural dynamics analyses of energy deposition, TMS, TSR and impulse effects in strategic systems using specialized radiation transport, hydrodynamic, and finite element structural response codes.
The candidate will be expected to perform analysis tasks including:
The role further requires the candidate to:
This position requires the candidate to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret and/or a DOE Q security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance, the candidate will need to be a U.S. citizen and show proof of citizenship. Candidates with an active DoD Top Secret and/or DOE Q clearance will be given preference.
Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.