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Applied Aerodynamics Engineer - Technical Specialist 2

Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic

Centennial, CO, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2023

About Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic is transforming air travel with Overture, the world’s fastest airliner — optimized for speed, safety, and sustainability. Serving both civil and government markets, Overture will fly at twice the speed of today’s airliners and is designed to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Boom’s vision is to bring families, businesses, and cultures closer together through supersonic travel and make the world dramatically more accessible.

Are you passionate about building the supersonic future? Come join the team and help us make aviation history!

Role Overview

Boom Supersonic is seeking an Applied Aerodynamics Engineer to join the Overture development team. You’ll collaborate with various Boom Engineering team members to refine existing configurations and innovate to develop Boom’s future aircraft family members.

Responsibilities include executing CFD, analyzing and characterizing aircraft aerodynamics, performing trade studies, developing and refining aerodynamic model definition, and comparing wind tunnel test results to analytical predictions.


  • Analyzing aerodynamic data across subsonic and supersonic flight conditions

  • Support or perform trade studies based on weight, drag, SFC, & acoustics

  • Research existing technologies and/or develop new approaches to optimize performance

  • Perform detailed CFD studies to increase fidelity of aerodynamic data

  • Develope aerodynamic shape optimization recommendations using CFD data

  • Document and present findings to peers and leadership and proposed enhancements

  • Collaborating with a variety of other engineering groups (loads, propulsion, flight controls)

Required Education, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree in engineering with 5 to 12 years of experience in aerospace or an equivalent combination of technical education and aerospace experience

  • Solid foundation in aerodynamics and aircraft design

  • Strong knowledge of CFD and aerodynamic optimization

  • Excellent computer programming skills, with experience in a linux environment and use of codes - Python / Matlab / Simulink

  • Strong understanding of force and moment accounting for aerodynamic databases

  • Wind tunnel model development and test execution experience

  • Clear understanding of certification requirements impacts on design

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interface effectively with different groups internally and externally

Preferred Education, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced Engineering Degree

  • Experience in commercial aircraft

  • Proficient in Catia or other CAD systems

  • Understanding of aircraft performance and related analysis methodology

  • Understanding of aircraft stability and control and related analysis methodology

  • Communicating complex technical results to a wide audience

  • Experience in generation of aerodynamic databases

  • Working hands-on with aircraft


The Base Salary Range for this position is $96,000 - $150,000. Actual salaries will vary based on factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Boom’s total rewards package for employees. Other rewards may include performance bonuses, long term incentives/equity, an open PTO policy, and many other progressive benefits.

ITAR Requirement

To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations (ITAR and EAR), applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.

Boom is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Want to build a faster future? Come join Boom.