Aeronautics Research Analyst

  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Crown is a global leader in planning and implementing advanced air mobility (AAM) services, with a particular focus on urban air mobility (UAM). We bring more than three decades of experience in developing strategy, exploring concepts, assessing technologies, developing use cases, and projecting economic impacts for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Canadian government, and state and city departments of transportation. We are looking for an exceptional new team member to join our Crown innovators working with companies and government agencies to safely advance aviation’s newest frontier.

We offer a competitive benefits package including matching 401K, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans. We have been voted one of the best places to work in the Washington DC area. We have built this reputation by hiring great people who value and support the mission of our customers. Come experience the Crown difference.

Crown was voted as "One of the DC region’s Top Workplaces in 2020."

Job Description

Crown is seeking an Aeronautics Research Analyst to support our NASA clients and projects. Our newest team member will be expected to contribute to several current and prospective efforts focused on advanced aviation concepts such as AAM. The candidate will typically work in various projects that include development of concepts of operation for AAM, airspace analysis for AAM use cases, development of software requirements, economic impact analyses of AAM, and real-world implementations of UAS and AAM use cases.

Applicants with skills and interests in any of these areas should apply.

A primary near-term effort is supporting NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) in their strategic planning process by continually scanning the external environment for new developments with the potential to impact the ARMD strategy or the research portfolio. The Aeronautics Research Analyst will develop semi-automated methods to identify and categorize the new events. The analyst will gather context through discussion with subject matter experts from NASA, industry, academia, and other government organizations. The analyst will conduct deeper assessments of selected topics with potential relevance to ARMD and develop recommendations and decision packages for senior ARMD leadership.

While our team promotes a flexible work environment, the duties of this position will primarily be executed from our headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia. Rosslyn, conveniently located across the river from Washington DC, presents a dynamic urban environment teaming with young professionals. Nearby amenities include dozens of restaurants and food trucks, which make for a dynamic and pleasing lunch scene; a Gold’s Gym on the first floor to which employees can get discounted memberships; shopping; banking; and the other amenities of an urban environment.


A B.S. degree in engineering, science, mathematics, computer science, or other related discipline is required; an M.S. degree is a favorable differentiator. 

While 1 – 5 years of professional experience is desirable, outstanding recent graduates will also be considered.

An academic and/or professional background in aeronautics/aviation is preferred and beneficial; a strong interest and desire to learn and grow in this area is critical.

Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) is required.  Additional software expertise and software development skills (MATLAB, C++, Java, Python, Visual Basic, machine learning, etc.) are preferred and a favorable differentiator.

Ability to obtain a Suitability for Position of Public Trust clearance is required. 

The salary for this position is flexible and will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and educational qualifications. The expected salary range is $75,000 - $125,000.

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Crown is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Persons unable to complete an online application should contact Crown HR for assistance at (703) 650-0663 ext 3059.

Crown is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor