Role Description:

At Hermeus, you'll have the opportunity to drive the design of airframe architecture of high-speed (hypersonic) point-to-point vehicles. You’ll work through the challenges of handling extreme thermal loads on the airframe and developing vehicle from concept to flight. You’ll be involved in every step of the process including turning the wrenches. We’ll do the analysis but not the paralysis. This position will report directly to the CTO.


  • Own the design, analysis, manufacture, test, certification, and continuous improvement of complex airframe assemblies that are critical to safe and efficient flight
  • Design of complicated mechanisms, linkages, actuators, etc.
  • Develop layout and sizing of a multiple high-speed aircraft products
  • Develop detailed design and fabrication work orders
  • Develop ground support equipment and tooling for in-house manufacture and integration
  • Conduct complex stress analysis for airframe structures and subassemblies
  • Lead, develop, and document ground and flight test campaigns for aircraft structural qualification
  • Investigate design factors such as function, materials, performance, interchangeability, weight, stress and strength requirements
  • Direct communication with vendors and technicians in manufacturing

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or similar
  • Experience designing, fabricating, and testing complex engineering systems
  • Experience with CAD programs (OnShape, Pro-E, SolidWorks, NX, or similar)
  • Experience with programming languages such as Python, Matlab, C++, Fortran
  • Experience in hands-on engineering environment involving integration and testing

Preferred Skills & Competencies:

  • Master’s or PhD degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or similar
  • Experience performing structural and thermal analysis (such as fatigue, flutter, etc.)
  • Experience with finite element analysis and associated tools
  • Experience with rapid prototyping
  • Experience with human factors
  • High-level and intuitive design capabilities
  • Proficiency in mechanical design, materials selection, kinematics, troubleshooting, and analysis
  • Strong volumetric awareness and mechanical sympathy
  • Airframer experience

All employees of Hermeus must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State in order to conform to U.S. Government export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Learn more about the ITAR here.

Hermeus is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Hermeus determines employment on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.