MGUE Software Systems Engineering - Sr Project Engineer

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Software, Systems, Engineer, GPS, Computer, Engineering
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Job Description

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.

The Aerospace Corporation is seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Software Systems Engineer for an opportunity in the Production Division. The selected candidate will serve as a technical advisor to the US Government focusing on risk management, reliability, and quality assurance of a diverse portfolio of software development efforts for the next generation of Military GPS User Equipment.

The selected candidate will apply software engineering, systems engineering, and risk and reliability engineering methods to assess software architectures, designs, development activities, testing, integration, software release management, and sustainment processes to ensure enterprise requirements, CONOPS, and architectural models are accurately derived, allocated, and applied to development efforts, promoting the use of technology and platform efficiencies.

In this role the selected candidate will document and provide insight to the customer and development contractors on identified risks, issues, opportunities, and associated mitigation strategies and corrective approaches to meet technical objectives and schedule milestones.

Key Functions
  • As the Aerospace representative in customer or contractor's environment, provides nondirective advice, accepts action items, and may coordinate pertinent tasks and priorities. In systems engineering assignments, generally leads and coordinates team comprised of diversely skilled engineers servicing a major portion of a large project or working across projects, and interfaces regularly with customer and contractor program management.
  • Provides software engineering expertise at technical interchange meetings with Aerospace, customer, and contractor personnel
  • Acts as senior technical authority, consultant, primary investigator, or team leader. May lead or organize interfaces between customer and Aerospace technical and management staff.
  • Performs and document technology/software risk assessments, recommendations, analyses and trade studies for a diverse set of contractor software frameworks and applications
  • Identifies and applies systems engineering and mission assurance best practices and processes to enable successful acquisitions and fielding of new capabilities
  • Identifies and develops standards and procedures to determine software product quality and assess release readiness
  • Conducts and/or leads studies of software quality, system design adequacy, and compliance with mission requirements to identify and recommend mitigation approaches for software systems issues
  • Assesses contractors' software development practices, procedures, and performance to identify potential bugs or problems that users might encounter
  • Reviews contract deliverables and provides technical advice to program office teams and leadership throughout acquisition and software lifecycles


  • Demonstrated high level of innovation and creativity in programmatic problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer or Information Science, Software or Systems Engineering, or a related STEM field
  • 12 or more years of professional engineering/scientific experience, including multi-disciplinary software engineering, systems engineering, and/or program management environments
  • Expertise in systems engineering, including risk management and software systems assurance analysis
  • Willing to travel occasionally
  • Active Secret clearance , which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize across multiple simultaneous projects

  • Advanced degree in Computer or Information Science, Software or Systems Engineering, or a related STEM field
  • Familiarity with government acquisition and programmatic processes
  • Experience working in a government program office environment
  • Experience contributing to software-related specifications and standards
  • Practical experience with modern software project management or development techniques, including digital engineering and agile software development

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:
  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
  • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, regardless of whether you contribute
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)

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 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 : R001540
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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