Sr Mechanical Engineer - Structures/Thermal Analyst (R&D)

Saronic Technologies

Saronic Technologies

IT, Other Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024
Saronic Technologies is a leader in revolutionizing defense autonomy at sea, dedicated to developing state-of-the-art solutions that enhance maritime operations for the Department of Defense (DoD) through autonomous and intelligent platforms.


  • Conduct structural analysis and simulation to ensure the integrity and performance of our autonomous surface vessels (ASVs) in various operating conditions.
  • Perform thermal analysis and modeling to optimize the thermal management systems of ASVs and their subsystems.
  • Collaborate with design, engineering, and test teams to develop innovative solutions for structural and thermal challenges, incorporating advanced materials and technologies.
  • Utilize finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools to predict and assess the behavior of ASV components and systems.
  • Perform drop test, transient flow, and classical heat transfer analyses.
  • Create designs of experiment to gather technical requirements and control conditions.
  • Evaluate and validate designs through testing and prototyping, providing recommendations for improvements based on analysis results.
  • Generate technical reports and documentation to communicate analysis findings and recommendations to internal teams and stakeholders.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to integrate structural and thermal considerations into the overall design and development process.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and advancements in structural and thermal analysis techniques, incorporating best practices into our engineering processes.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical/Aerospace/Computer, Engineering or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in FMEA, structural and thermal analysis, preferably in the aerospace, maritime, or defense industries.
  • Proficiency in finite element analysis (FEA) software such as SOLIDWORKS Flow, SOLIDWORKS Sim, StarCCM, ANSYS, Abaqus, or COMSOL.
  • Strong understanding of thermal management principles and experience with thermal analysis software.
  • strong understanding of frequency nodes, buckling, and dynamic load cases.
  • Familiarity with relevant industry standards and regulations, including ASME, ISO, MIL-STD, and NAVSEA.
  • Proficient in resource management to optimize solve times with respect to priority and available nodes.
  • Experience with advanced materials and composites is desirable.
  • Experience with metallurgical analysis a plus.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
Saronic does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.