Computational Fluid Dynamics Developer/Analyst


On Site
Full Time


Systems analysis/design
Research and Development
Mechanical engineering
Chemical engineering
Numerical analysis
Analytical skill
Problem solving
Software design
Software development
Apache Subversion
Software configuration
Organizational skills
Life sciences
Life insurance
Personal development
Computational fluid dynamics
Control flow diagram

Job Details

CFD Research has an immediate opening for a talented Computational Fluid Dynamics Developer/Analyst. This individual will support the development of modeling, simulation, analysis, and design tools and workflows for multiphase flows. This individual will work as part of the Aerospace and Defense Solutions Division supporting R&D programs for NASA, DARPA, and DOD. Other responsibilities will include the support development of, and analysis with, advanced numerical computational fluid dynamics tools to perform complex, large-scale simulations.

Basic Qualifications:
  • MS/PhD degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering, or similar discipline.
  • 2 or more years of experience in development of computational fluid dynamic models or advanced numerical methods (graduate work included)
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills with the ability to devise creative software design solutions
  • Proficiency with C++, Fortran, Python, and shell languages
  • Working knowledge of software development practices, including subversion and/or git software configuration management
  • Ability to work on multiple projects as needed
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in team environments
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Good proactive communication (oral, written, presentation), interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to successfully complete assigned tasks with general supervision and oversight
  • Ambitious, hardworking, and driven towards continuous growth

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with multiphase flows (Volume of Fluid (VOF), Conservative Level Set (CLS), gas-granular/solid, Discrete Element Method (DEM), CFD-DEM, Lagrangian Particle Tracking (LPT), Eulerian-Eulerian methods).
  • Familiarity with Cryogenic flow applications, surface tension driven flows, micro gravity flow applications, phase change.
  • Experience with gridding tools such as ANSA, pointwise.

Location: This role is based in the Huntsville, AL area, and is onsite.

About CFD Research: Since its inception in 1987, CFD Research has been a technology leader in engineering simulations and innovative designs. CFD Research has worked with government agencies, businesses, and academia to provide innovative solutions within the Aerospace & Defense, Biomedical & Life Sciences, and Energy & Materials industries. CFD Research has earned multiple national awards for successful application and commercialization of innovative technology prototypes, multi-physics simulation software, multi-disciplinary analyses, and expert support services. CFD Research's impressive three-year growth rate was high enough to recognize the company in the Inc. Magazine's 5000 for the second year in a row.

Benefits: CFD Research offers competitive salaries and excellent employee benefits, including an employer matching 401(k) and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). CFD Research offers a highly competitive insurance package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance. We offer company paid leave, compensation time, parental leave, long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, and life insurance. Performance appraisals occur twice a year and annual pay increases are based upon corporate goals, personal development, performance, and outstanding achievements. In addition, group and individual bonuses are awarded for exceptional performance.

CFD Research is an EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories
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