Senior Electrical Engineer - Assembly, Integration, and Test (AI&T)

Full Time

    Job Description

    The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

    At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

    Job Summary

    The Vehicle Systems Division (VSD) sits at the center of the ideas and data behind current and future systems supplying innovative research and development; technical evaluations during the acquisition process; conceptual and detailed design; assembly, integration, and test; and operational support. Comprised primarily of highly-trained mechanical and aerospace engineers, VSD provides national expertise in the areas of vehicle engineering; guidance, navigation, and controls; robotics; electro-mechanical devices; embedded systems; fluid mechanics; propulsion; thermal control; orbital mechanics; mechanisms; structures; structural dynamics; and dynamic environments.

    The Vehicle Engineering Department is part of the Vehicle Systems Division, the premier satellite and launch vehicle technical organization within the Aerospace Corporation. We are seeking an engineer who is inquisitive, motivated, has outstanding technical skills, and has uncompromising technical integrity and objectivity to contribute to our growing team in the Vehicle Actualization team in El Segundo, California or Chantilly, Virginia. The Actualization section is responsible for Assembly, Integration, and Test (AI&T) for multiple spacecraft programs, project management, and generalist spacecraft engineering. As a Senior Engineering Specialist you will act as technical authority and will lead interfaces between customers' and Aerospace technical staff and management.

    This is a full-time position based in El Segundo, CA or at our Chantilly, VA location, offering a hybrid work model that combines regular onsite work and remote flexibility as the business needs allow.

    What You'll Be Doing

    • Provide spacecraft engineering support to multiple programs in AI&T, project management, and generalist spacecraft engineering
    • Oversee subsystem and system level acquisition, design, integration and test activities for space vehicles and vehicle interfaces to launch vehicle and ground
    • Support design, development, unit qualification, unit manufacture, test and integration efforts across multiple disciplines
    • Act as a technical authority and lead interface between customer and Aerospace technical staff and management

    • You should have strong people management skills which includes: training, motivating and mentoring employees to optimize workplace productivity and promote professional growth
    • Develop and maintain strong, effective working relationships with internal and external customers and contractor counterparts
    • Lead ETG (Engineering and Technology Group) efforts for test data evaluation, requirement verification reviews and anomaly resolutions
    • Generate and deliver written reports, risk assessments, recommendations, and presentations to the customer and Aerospace management

    What You Need to be Successful

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field or equivalent is required
    • Typically, 12 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: electrical design, power systems, energy storage, cable/harness design, ground support equipment, test support equipment, environmental testing

    • Experience leading technical evaluations, anomaly resolution, and requirement verification efforts
    • Demonstrate technical leadership and ability to frequently interact with customers, Aerospace, and contractor personnel
    • Experience delivering technical presentations and writing technical documentation
    • Experience working across multiple engineering disciplines
    • Willingness to occasionally travel and to work off-business hours to support customer needs, approximately 10% (as required)
    • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a current and active Top Secret/SCI security clearance issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

    How You Can Stand Out

    It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

    • Advanced degree in a STEM field or equivalent is highly desirable
    • Experience in one or more of the following areas: electrical integration and testing, test hardware/software, ground support equipment (electrical, mechanical, optical, test, etc.) , mechanical design and analysis

    • Knowledge of satellite test standards and Aerospace mission assurance
    • Experience providing technical mentorship in the area of spacecraft and/or subsystem I&T
    • Experience supporting spacecraft programs from concept design through launch and beyond
    • Knowledge of Aerospace's Engineering and Technology Group's capabilities and demonstrated interaction with their personnel

    We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills.

    (Min - Mid - Max)
    $140,000 - $165,000 - $225,000

    Ways We Reward Our Employees

    During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

    Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
    • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
    • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
    • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
    • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
    • Relocation assistance
    • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
    • Education assistance programs
    • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

    We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

    Equal Opportunity Commitment

    The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .
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