Senior Mechanical Engineer, Structures Analysis (R&D)

Saronic Technologies

Saronic Technologies

Other Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 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.
Job Overview
We are seeking a Senior Structures Analyst Mechanical Engineer to join our innovative team. The successful candidate will lead the structural analysis and design efforts for our advanced maritime technologies, ensuring the integrity and reliability of our autonomous surface vessels (ASVs).


  • Lead structural analysis and simulation efforts to assess and optimize the performance and reliability of ASV structures under various operating conditions and loads.
  • Provide technical expertise in structural mechanics, finite element analysis (FEA), and computational methods, guiding the development of robust and efficient structural designs.
  • Collaborate closely with design and engineering teams to integrate structural considerations into the overall design process, from initial concept development to final implementation.
  • Conduct detailed analysis of stress, strain, and deformation to identify potential failure modes and areas for design improvement, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Lead testing and validation efforts to verify structural performance of ASV designs, interpreting test results and providing recommendations for design modifications.
  • Generate comprehensive technical reports and documentation to communicate analysis findings, recommendations, and design rationale to internal teams and stakeholders.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and advancements in structural analysis methodologies and technologies, incorporating best practices and emerging techniques into our engineering processes.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Significant experience in structural analysis and simulation, with expertise in finite element analysis (FEA) software such as ANSYS, Abaqus, or Nastran.
  • Strong understanding of structural mechanics, materials science, and fatigue analysis, with experience applying these concepts to real-world engineering problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor junior engineers, providing technical guidance and expertise in structural analysis methodologies and best practices.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a track record of innovative thinking to address challenging engineering issues.
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to convey complex technical concepts clearly and concisely to diverse audiences.
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.