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Propulsion System, Mechanical Design Engineer - Technical Specialist 1

Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic

IT, Design
Centennial, CO, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

About Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic is transforming air travel with Overture, the world’s fastest airliner — optimized for speed, safety, and sustainability. Serving both civil and government markets, Overture will fly at twice the speed of today’s airliners and is designed to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Boom’s vision is to bring families, businesses, and cultures closer together through supersonic travel and make the world dramatically more accessible.

Are you passionate about building the supersonic future? Come join the team and help us make aviation history!

Role Overview

Boom is seeking a Propulsion System Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team. You will be working as part of the Symphony Propulsion Team developing Inlet, Nacelle and or Exhaust system architecture for the Symphony Integrated PowerPlant System (IPPS). Work would be related to one or more of the following subsystems: Inlet Cowl, Auxiliary Doors and mechanisms, nacelles, thrust reversers and exhaust systems.


  • Create 3D layouts of IPPS components and assemblies in support of Symphony
  • Conduct trade studies to identify best solution for the Symphony IPPS
  • Define requirements and applicable design for subsystems to ensure compliance with 14CFR Part 25 regulatory certification requirements
  • Collaborate with other team members and suppliers throughout the design, integration, and certification activities.
  • Collaborate with cross functional team(s) to develop and validate interface requirements
  • Provide innovative solutions to technical challenges encountered
  • Make technical decisions with moderate supervision
  • Support the planning and development of wind tunnel test articles


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in engineering with 5 or more years of experience in aerospace or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in the design, development, aircraft integration and certification of aircraft systems
  • Experience with design feasibility and analysis for trade studies and down selecting solutions.
  • Knowledge and experience in identifying technical requirements
  • Knowledge of FAA Part 23/25 regulatory requirements and Advisory Circulars related to associated systems
  • Experience creating 3D Catia V5 or V6 models
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills,
  • The ability to interface and communicate effectively with different groups and levels of leadership internally and externally
  • Knowledge and experience integrating mechanical systems in aircraft or propulsion systems
  • Knowledge of aircraft and propulsion subsystems and components
  • Knowledge of structural considerations for rough sizing and layout of systems

Highly Desirable

  • Advanced surface lofting experience with CATIA
  • Design experience with 3D kinematics
  • Experience designing engine nacelle systems
  • Experience with environmental qualification per DO-160
  • Coordination with suppliers from development phase to hardware qualification and certification
  • Experience with development of supersonic aircraft technologies
  • Knowledge of FAA Part 33 regulatory requirements and Advisory Circulars related to associated systems


The Base Salary Range for this position is $96,000 - $132,000. Actual salaries will vary based on factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Boom’s total rewards package for employees. Other rewards may include performance bonuses, long term incentives/equity, an open PTO policy, and many other progressive benefits.

Application Deadline - 6/28/2024

ITAR Requirement

To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations (ITAR and EAR), applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.

Boom is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Want to build a faster future? Come join Boom.