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Flight Mechanics-Flight Controls Engineer

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Centra Technology, Inc

Arlington, VA

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Arlington, VA 20598



Arlington, VA

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CENTRA Technology, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Flight Mechanics-Flight Controls Engineer.

U.S. Citizenship and existing Secret CLEARANCE are absolutely required.

Candidates will work closely with DARPA Program Managers as well as high level personnel throughout the government and also with industry research and development communities. Applicants must be technically strong and possess superior oral and written communications skills. Candidates should be self-starters capable of working both independently and as part of a team. Some travel is required.

Technical and management responsibilities may include:

Providing technical support and subject matter expertise in monitoring the execution of advanced technology development and demonstration programs. Performing independent technical assessments and feasibility analyses of new technologies and system designs. Attending, monitoring, and reporting on system field testing and demonstrations. Supporting technical interchange meetings and design reviews. Developing and running simulation models. Identifying and implementing new program concepts. Providing program management and acquisition support. Authoring program status briefings and technical reports.

Required qualifications

: At least 10 years of relevant experience. Minimum of a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering with at least 10 years of experience or an M.S degree with 8 years of flight mechanics design experience. An advanced degree is preferred. Platform concept development, requirements definition, and program support. Emphasis on flight dynamics and controls. Trajectory and performance optimization. Guidance and relative navigation for air platforms. Programming skills include Matlab /Simulink and a high-level language such as C . Experience with POST or OTIS, Missile DATCOM, and/or STK is beneficial. Aircraft platform software development process including scrum master experience is a plus.

CENTRA Technology, Inc. provides analytic services and systems engineering to US Government and commercial customers. We have offices in Burlington, MA and Arlington, VA. EOE/Veterans/ Disabled.

CENTRA offers a full range of benefits, including competitive salary, comprehensive health plan including dental coverage, company-paid life & disability insurance policies, 401(k) plan with company match and profit-sharing, ESOP, incentive bonuses, and a generous educational reimbursement program.

Interested candidates should send a resume to Please reference job code 3-FMCE-8-17

in the subject line.

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CENTRA employs a diverse, well-trained staff with expertise in economics, political science, international security, military affairs, and technology issues, as well as in homeland security, analytic methods, and open source analysis. Our staff of over 350 professionals includes specialists with backgrounds in national security analysis, the military, homeland security, engineering, research and development, and many areas of the social sciences and humanities. Our managers have run large-scale programs advising US Government agencies on what the future may hold, including programs examining a host of transnational issues, homeland security, the long view of global security affairs, and the "science of surprise" as revealed in the emerging analytic methodologies of the past decade.

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