Aerodynamics and Performance Engineer

South Burlington, VT


BETA Technologies is seeking a driven aerospace engineer with aerodynamic and performance modeling experience to help design the future of electric aviation. You will support vehicle design and analysis through all phases of the program, including conceptual sizing, high fidelity modeling, and flight test validation. As an integral member of of BETA's growing team, you will be highly motivated to work with dynamic, cross-functional teams to ensure the success of the aircraft through certification.


  • Support component and vehicle-level aerodynamic design, optimization, and analysis
  • Develop and improve aerodynamic databases and drive integration with 6 degree-of-freedom simulation models
  • Evaluate flight data to inform test planning and advance vehicle modeling accuracy
  • Work with both medium fidelity and high fidelity aerodynamic modeling tools to inform vehicle design
  • Requirements:

  • 3-5 years experience with aircraft aerodynamic and performance analysis, including aerodynamic database generation and integration with 6DOF simulation environments
  • Skilled with post-processing analytical and empirical data to drive concise guidance for modeling and design changes
  • Proficiency in scripting using tools such as Python and MATLAB.
  • Demonstrated efficiency using aerodynamic analysis tools with varying levels of fidelity. Experience with tools including XFOIL, AVL, XROTOR, DUST, CHARM, ANSYS Fluent and CFX will prepare for success.
  • Conceptual understanding of fixed wing and rotorcraft systems to help drive holistic understanding of aircraft design considerations
  • Comfortable using industry CAD software
  • Strong ability to perform both as a part of a team and to perform as an individual
  • Comfortable with frequent change of direction, dynamic work environment, and passion to perform under pressure
  • Desire to change the world of aviation forever
  • BETA Technologies provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, health coverage status, HIV status, genetic information, crime victim status, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. The company does not discriminate, and will not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination, based on any of these characteristics during the application process or in employment.

    All offers of employment at BETA Technologies are contingent upon favorable results of a thorough background check.

    BETA Technologies is an E-Verify employer.