Principal Stress Analyst

Boom Supersonic, Denver, CO


About Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic is the Denver-based startup building Mach-2.2 passenger airliners. Think Concorde but 75% more affordable to fly. Imagine a day trip from New York to London—3h15 each way. Fly to London for a business meeting and be home in time to tuck your children into bed. Boom’s first prototype takes flight in late 2019.

Boom’s outstanding team comes from places like Amazon, SpaceX, Scaled Composites, and Virgin Galactic. Team members have collectively contributed to 40+ new air and space vehicles, including the Falcon 9, Virgin SpaceShipTwo, and the Joint Strike Fighter.

The company is backed by venture capital firms including Emerson Collective, Y Combinator, Caffeinated Capital, and SV Angel as well as individuals including Sam Altman, Paul Graham, Ron Conway, Michael Marks, and Greg McAdoo.

At Boom, you’ll have world-class colleagues and a flexible work environment. We don’t punch a clock, offer unmetered vacation time, and value our employees’ comprehensive well-being.

Are you passionate about building the future of transportation? Help us make aviation history.

Role Overview

Boom is seeking a qualified Principal Structures Analyst to join our team. You will bring a strong fundamental understanding of aircraft structures and aircraft structural loads and analysis, both with hand and FEA.

You should have experience leading teams in dynamic high paced environments. You should have experience communicating effectively across all engineering disciplines and leading others in conducting structural analysis, preparing analysis reports and providing recommendations based on analysis results.


  • 10+ years of experience in aircraft structural analysis
  • Experience with industry standard hand analysis techniques
  • Demonstrated experience creating finite element models and analyzing composite and metallic components and structures, including linear, buckling, nonlinear, and modal analysis, preferably using Femap/Nastran
  • Experience with primary composite design and analysis
  • Familiarity with FAR parts 23 and 25, composite aircraft certification
  • Experience supporting structural tests and correlating predicted and actual results 
  • Experience leading teams to meet schedule deadlines

It would be great if you had

  • Prototype aircraft program experience
  • Experience using and/or developing optimization software
  • Materials testing and certification experience

Degrees and Certifications

  • An undergraduate degree in Electrical, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering is required
  • A master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred, but not necessary
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 (https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc_public_portal_itar_landing)

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.  

About Boom Supersonic

ABOUT BOOM At Boom, our mission is to remove the barriers to experiencing people, cultures, natural beauty, and opportunities—everything Earth has to offer. From 1903 to 1976, the speed of passenger aviation increased relentlessly from 7 mph to Mach 2.0. Then something broke. Over the last 40 years, not only have we failed to generate further speed increases, we’ve lost supersonic capability. This step backwards means it takes longer than it should to arrive at your destination—time spent in a metal tube instead of being there. All too often, the outcome is even worse—people stay home, either because they can’t afford the time or because they don’t consider making the trip in the first place. Supersonic flight removes a critical barrier to new business relationships, new cultural experiences, and more time with loved ones. To achieve our mission, we have built a driven, world-class team to produce the world’s first commercially viable supersonic aircraft.

Want to learn more about Boom Supersonic? Visit Boom Supersonic's website.