Aerospace Analysis Engineer (San Diego, CA)

Looking for a challenging and dynamic role in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering that will broaden your experience and rapidly build your skillset? SC Solutions has the perfect opportunity for you as an Aerospace Analysis Engineer. You’ll be part of a growing team of world-class engineers working with some of today’s most innovative companies. With access to cutting-edge technology and a diverse range of projects, you’ll have the chance to design and prototype new technologies, analyze and optimize complex structures, and perform advanced simulations to explore new possibilities. If you enjoy solving complex problems and pushing boundaries, join our team and help transform the world.


This position is available for San Diego-CA (Hybrid work environment).

Primary Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of a Lead Engineer, perform aerospace analysis by solving problems using advanced CAD/CAE software. Typical applications include launch vehicles, spacecraft, aircraft, and general mechanical systems. Some overlap with our world-class controls engineering division is expected:

  • Finite element model creation for both linear and nonlinear simulation
  • Performing structural analysis and verifying design integrity
    • Static analysis and buckling
    • Dynamic and transient analysis
  • Developing custom tools for task automation and advanced post-processing
  • Generating reports and documenting analysis results for customers
  • Correlating test data to FEM predictions

Additionally, experience with one of these specialties/disciplines is highly desirable (but not required):

  • Systems engineering and requirements definition
  • Spaceflight hardware test campaigns
  • Coupled Loads Analysis (CLA)
  • Fracture/fatigue analysis
  • Multibody dynamics and kinematics
  • Thermal analysis
  • Optomechanical design


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
  • B.S. or M.S. degree from an ABET accredited program in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, or similar Engineering field
  • Minimum 3 years of analytical engineering experience (2 years with M.S.)
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following commercial finite element analysis codes: Nastran, Abaqus, Ansys, or LS-DYNA
  • Proficiency with use of computer programming and scripting tools such as MATLAB, Python, Excel, or Visual Basic/VBA
  • Strong planning and organizational skills to complete assignments within budget and schedule with a high degree of accuracy
  • Must be willing and eager to learn new skills, software packages, and engineering disciplines

Pay Range:

$90K – $120K

Mechanical and Aerospace Division programs require access to government, defense, and classified information. Per ITAR compliance requirements we can only consider your application if you are a U.S. citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident.

Qualified candidates should send their resumes to:

Based in Silicon Valley, SC Solutions is a leading provider of controls, mechanical, and structural engineering services. We employ leaders in their respective fields who, through professional outreach and committee involvement, remain engaged in cutting-edge industry developments. Over time, SC Solutions has developed unique capabilities by leveraging advanced numerical simulation to help our clients meet and exceed their desired performance objectives. Today we apply our specialized expertise and innovative solutions to serve clients across aerospace, defense, energy, infrastructure, semiconductor manufacturing, biomedical, and transportation industries. SC Solutions offers a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.

The Mechanical and Aerospace division supports our clients with smart and creative solutions for analysis, optimization, test & qualification campaigns, and prototype development. Our tight-knit and detail-oriented staff boasts over 70 years of combined experience in mechanical engineering and has expertise using all modern CAE and FEA tools.