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Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

The Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), Boeing Space & Launch Engineering is seeking a highly motivated Senior Structural Analyst (Level 5)  to perform detailed structural analysis and lead teams to provide solutions to key challenges for the Space Launch System (SLS) program. This position can be staffed in Huntsville, AL or New Orleans, LA.

This position will guide product design and verify structural integrity using analytical methods, finite element models/simulations and other analysis tools throughout the product lifecycle to develop the structural environment, characteristics and performance. Senior analyst will need knowledge of structural analysis and design support activities. Also may include the following: develop test plans and configurations, supports test execution and analyzes/reports test results to validate and verify systems and components meet requirements and specifications. Defines and documents certification and test results to substantiate for customers and regulatory agencies that requirements are satisfied. Supports in-service products by investigating failures and analyzing improvements. Works under general direction and provides leadership and direction to engineering teams and leads integrated analysis projects and teams to provide efficient, robust solutions.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Conducts analysis processes independently, in consultation with other senior engineers, to support loads analyses. Structural analysis includes independent modeling, analysis and simulations using NASTRAN for all structures and phases of flight. Must be proficient in Structural Integrity analysis including stress, fracture and fatigue.  Knowledge of loads and dynamics analysis, structural testing and assessment of structural repairs is also desired.
  • Performance of analysis to assure compliance with structural integrity, stability, loads, fracture and fatigue requirements with direction from the Chief Engineer or other Senior Technical Leads.
  • Primary scope of work will cover analysis, test, and certification of space flight hardware designs for NASA's Space Launch System’s Core Stage (CS) and Exploration Upper Stage (EUS).
  • Leadership will include tasking and oversight of junior and senior analysts.
  • Lead activities will include selecting and/or developing analysis methods, selecting tools, and serving as technical authority.
  • Analysis may also include production support and resolution of production and assembly issues.
  • Customer contact and coordination will be instrumental.
  • SLS hardware includes cryogenic, pressurized and unpressurized structure, propulsion delivery systems, components, mechanisms and mechanical systems.
  • Some travel may be required, includes the production facility in New Orleans, LA, other design analysis sites, test facilities and suppliers in various states.

Work Authorization:

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

This position requires the ability to obtain access to a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) facility. Access to the facility requires a background investigation by U.S. Government authorities.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree within Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering Discipline.
  • 10+ years of experience using NASTRAN/PATRAN or similar FEM software to perform structural analysis on aircraft or space structures.
  • 10+ years of experience with structural analysis methods and repair principles (e.g., fatigue and corrosion, stress analysis, statics, materials strength, material characteristics, repair techniques, damage tolerance methods used in maintenance programs).
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Master’s degree or higher in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering discipline preferred.
  • Experience on space, launch vehicle, and/or aircraft programs.
  • Experience in NASA Space programs or a related Space or Defense program.

Typical Education/Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 14 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+9 years' related work experience, Master+12 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation


This position is located in a location that does not offer relocation.  Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

Experience Level
Individual Contributor
Contingent Upon Program Award
No, this position is not contingent upon program award

Full time

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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