Critical Space Capabilities Engineer

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Aerospace Corporation
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.

We remain committed to maintaining a safe environment for hiring as we look forward to the future of work. Click here for information on Aerospace's COVID-19 directives and safety procedures implemented to keep our workplace safe.

The selected applicant will support the Aerospace lead in developing and delivering space control capabilities to guarantee space superiority for our nation. This work is focused on supporting all aspects of implementing programs within the tightly integrated program office consisting of military, Aerospace, and SETA personnel. The work location is embedded within the government program office, so there is frequent interaction with the government and support contractors. This Aerospace role will also collaborate with National Security Space mission partners including other US Space Force organizations, Air Force organizations including research laboratories, other military Services, the Intelligence Community, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs), and with contractors that are building and integrating capabilities.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Contribute to requirements development, capability evaluation, and implementation of solutions for challenging problems
  • Build teams of domain experts from the Engineering and Technology Group (ETG) to support system development
  • Develop, evaluate, and implement concepts, solutions, and tactics, techniques and procedures for addressing challenging problems
  • Forge pathways to inform decisions related to feasibility and advise customers and management of activities
  • Provide system engineering support. This includes technical guidance and insight of multiple prime contractors, working with the Enterprise community
  • Collaborate and help technical teams to ensure that program office and ETG staff are effectively teamed to work closely with AF customer, contractors, SETA personnel, other FFRDCs, and UARCs. Strong emphasis will be placed on delivering high quality technical products in a timely manner.
  • Develop positive, lasting working relations with customer senior management and all levels of customer/contractor staff


This position is available as a Project Engineer or Senior Project Engineer.

Due to the nature of the work, telecommuting is not possible.

What You Need to be Successful - Project Engineer

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics, or related technical subject area
  • 8 or more years of relevant technical experience that includes systems engineering and space systems development
  • Current Top Secret/SCI clearance required, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
  • Ability to obtain additional security accesses
  • Experience building and maintaining effective teams and developing good working interpersonal relations with multiple government stakeholders and contractors
  • Ability to travel moderately


What You Need to be Successful - Senior Project Engineer

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics, or related technical subject area
  • 12 or more years of relevant technical experience that includes systems engineering and space systems development
  • Current Top Secret/SCI clearance required, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
  • Ability to obtain additional security accesses
  • Experience building and maintaining effective teams and developing good working interpersonal relations with multiple government stakeholders and contractors
  • Track record of rapidly achieving objectives
  • Ability to do moderate travel


How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Demonstrated organizational and project leadership skills with the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams
  • Space Superiority mission and/or mission acquisition experience
  • Agile acquisition
  • Work in Space Operations
  • Capability to identify and mitigate risks


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 ieo.mailbox@aero.org . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .


Company Information

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Dice Id : 90970895
Position Id : R005928
Originally Posted : 4 months ago

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