This position for Aerodynamics Engineer Aviation | Team Leader is based in Mountain View and you will optimize the aerodynamic flight characteristics and the aeronautical design of ASKA™ vehicle. 


The ideal candidate has excellent technical, research and analytical capabilities. We need a hands-on person with experience collaborating with a multidisciplinary engineering team (mechanical, electronic, propulsion and software).


Aerodynamic engineering experience for aircraft - not automobiles


Important hiring requirements


  • The position requires a minimum of five years of post-graduation work experience


  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.


On the job


  • Provide technical leadership to ensure optimal aerodynamic performance. 

  • Support design of the ASKA™ through all phases of aerodynamic design analyses to integration and flight test activities

  • Experience partnering with a multidisciplinary engineering team, including mechanical, electronic, propulsion and software disciplines

  • Generate, develop, and validate novel airflow management features and systems. 

  • Prepare Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations, post-process the results, and communicate the learning to other groups. 

  • Prepare for and conduct flight tests. 


What you’ll need



You have a Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate degree in aerospace engineering with experience in aerodynamic design and optimization.

Under-graduates / graduate studentswe sincerely appreciate your interest, but this is a team leader position and requires post-graduate industry work experience.


Your skillset


  • Strong understanding of fluid dynamics. 

  • Background in S/VTOL aircraft design is desired.

  • Excellent knowledge of CFD, using either continuum or Lattice-Boltzmann methods. 

  • Experience with FUN3D and/or OpenFOAM is strongly desired.

  • Knowledge of surface mesh preparation using snappyHexMesh, and/or AFLR3 would be an advantage. 

  • Familiarity with geometry creation, simplification and data management using CAD software, preferably CATIA.

  • Experience with wind tunnel testing, either at model scale or full scale. 

  • Experience with flight testing, including instrumentation, data acquisition and processing. 

  • Experience in sustainable energy or related technologies, aircraft or electric vehicle development. 


ASKA™ is on an exciting journey skyward – NFT has signed a five-year Space Act Agreement  with NASA to advance our participation in NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign, jointly organized with the FAA. If you want to work with cutting edge technologies and experts in future mobility, you are in the right place!


Questions? Please contact us!