Re-Entry Vehicle Systems Engineer

Huntsville, Alabama
Sep 09, 2022
Oct 14, 2022
Full Time

Re-Entry Vehicle Systems Engineer

Huntsville, Alabama

Are you ready to enhance your skills and build your career in a rapidly evolving business climate? Are you looking for a career where professional development is embedded in your employer's core culture? If so, Chenega Military, Intelligence & Operations Support (MIOS) could be the place for you! Join our team of professionals who support large scale government operations by leveraging cutting-edge technology and take your career to the next level!

Our Strength Is Our People

We believe taking care of our employees will deliver the best support to our customers and our community. Our success is attributable to our employees. We recruit and retain civic-minded people who fit our family-oriented small business culture.

Valued people deliver the highest level of professionalism and support to our customers. We provide our employees with a positive work environment and social activities that reinforce teamwork.

Venturi, LLC, a Chenega company, has an exciting career opportunity for a Re-Entry Vehicle Systems Engineer who will perform important work supporting Missile Defense Agency on the TEAMS Next Missile Defense Systems Engineering contract. This individual will support technical program performance of Medium Range Targets and Re-Entry Vehicles programs at the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). This is a technical engineering position supporting customer oversight of prime contractor computational fluid dynamics, thermal, and structural dynamics modeling & simulation of high speed target systems.


Work you'll do

As a Re-Entry Vehicle Systems Engineer within our TEAMS Next Missile Defense Systems Engineering team, you will:
  • Assistance and facilitate organizing, coordinating, and executing target technical program activities within MDA and the prime support contractors and provide technical support in monitoring and assessing the performance of MDA target providers, to ensure their activities and products meet program requirements
  • Review and assess prime contractor's computational fluid dynamic (CFD) models and data products relative to program design requirements and performance objectives
  • Perform trade space analysis, evaluating system and mission performance, and use the knowledge gained to guide the customer and prime contractor design cycle of new targets systems
  • Effectively communicate results and issues with MDA, prime contractor, and FFRDC aerodynamics, thermal, and structural engineers, and interact daily with customers, team members, and end users
  • Support prime contractor wind tunnel and flight tests to validate tools and analyses
  • Identify and support to the resolution of complex engineering issues that can involve multiple engineering functional areas within MDA as well as at the contractor and FFRDCs
  • Support the customer and prime contractors with identifying and evaluating innovative technical solutions leveraging best practices, prior lessons learned, and best engineering practices
  • Represent the interest of the customer in Failure Review Boards, Working Groups, Integrated Product Teams, Engineering/Material Review Boards, and Technical Interchange Meetings
  • Provide ongoing review and assessment of contractor program execution and technical requirements/data (specifications, analyses, test plans/reports) throughout program performance
  • Review and provide comments on Prime Contractor Objective Evidence in support of major milestone reviews (e.g., SRRs, PDRs, CDRs)
  • May be required to conduct independent assessment to solve complex challenges associated with high speed systems to support oversight of contractor deliverable and/or failure reviews. This work may include high Mach number CFD and heat transfer, high angle of attack aerodynamics, jet interactions, cavity flows, separation events, etc.
  • Develop briefings and decision packages for Targets and MDA Leadership Travel to contractor and test locations CONUS/OCONUS (approximately 20% travel)


  • MS or MA degree with 12+ years of relevant experience OR
  • BA/BS degree with 20+ years of experience in lieu of master's degree
  • Ability to work independently and lead teams to analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to provide daily supervision and direction to support teams
  • Experience with the following disciplines: CFD tools, analysis, and application to high speed flows - Post processing CFD data - FEA tools and analysis - Thermal analysis tools - Prior experience in system analysis and trade space analysis
  • Experience performing CFD on supersonic and/or hypersonic platforms and have recent experience with CFD, thermal analysis, and structural analysis tools presently being used in the field
  • Experience with missile systems, re-entry systems, operational and testing aspects of the BMDS, and technical program planning and execution.
  • Ability to develop a clear understanding of customer goals and objectives and shape Integrated Product team (IPT) activities to accomplish objectives within the program schedule and cost profile
  • Experience with coupling CFD to structural analysis (FEA) and/or thermal analysis, with a preference towards integrating all three types of analysis
  • Ability to develop and present reports and presentations to senior-level management personnel
  • Familiarity with acquisition and systems engineering processes
  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief

  • Technical proposal development and evaluation
  • Prior experience working directly with prime contractors and FFRDCs on behalf of the government

How you'll grow

At Chenega MIOS, our professional development plan focuses on helping our team members at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there's always room to learn.

We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their careers.


At Chenega MIOS, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our team members and offer them a broad range of benefits.

Learn more about what working at Chenega MIOS can mean for you.

Chenega MIOS's culture

Our positive and supportive culture encourages our team members to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and continuously look for new ways to maintain a culture where we excel and lead healthy, happy lives.

Corporate citizenship

Chenega MIOS is led by a purpose to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our team members, and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities.

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