Project Engineer/Senior Project Engineer - GEOINT Modeling & Simulation

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Systems, Architecture, Architect, Project, Engineer
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.

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Job Summary

The National Systems Group serves as the technical advisor to the Intelligence Community and its mission partners involved in the collection and distribution of national and tactical intelligence, including electronics programs, advanced technologies, ground and communications, imagery programs, and systems engineering and launch.

The GEOINT Futures Architecture Department serves as a lead technical advisor to the NRO's Office of the GEOINT Chief Architect. We are looking for a Project Engineer or Senior Project Engineer to execute technical modeling and simulation efforts in support of this dynamic and highly impactful office!

What You'll Be Doing
  • Leading and coordinating with multi-disciplinary teams from multiple Aerospace locations and departments in the evaluation of future GEOINT architectures for performance, requirements satisfaction and mission utility while coordinating with direct support to other agencies
  • Developing visualizations using modeling and simulation software to depict current and future GEOINT constellations and architectures and demonstrate future capabilities
  • Working independently and organizing technical support to conduct constellation and architecture level trades to include constellation sizing, orbit design and configuration, ground architecture sizing and locations
  • Providing objective technical input to key architecture and enterprise level decisions in the NRO GEOINT Directorate and beyond, responding to urgent technical questions originating from multiple agencies (NRO, NGA, DoD, ODNI), NRO Leadership and Congressional direction
  • Identifying, tasking and tracking reach back resources
  • Communicating across Aerospace, SETA and Government teams
  • Presenting results to senior level program office management
  • Mentoring and providing technical guidance to team members in ETG
  • This position is located on-site with the Government customer

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements for the Project Engineer role:
  • Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, mathematics or related technical discipline
  • Technical experience in system and architecture modeling, orbital mechanics and space systems
  • Familiarity with GEOINT architectures
  • Demonstrated capability to address and solve complex challenges
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • This position requires a current and active TS/SSBI/SCI security clearance and polygraph, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

In addition to the above, the following are the minimum requirements for the Senior Project Engineer role
  • Strong understanding of GEOINT architectures and direct experience leading architecture modeling and simulation trades
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary technical teams and integrate their results into decision-driving products

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Advanced degree in relevant science, engineering, mathematics or related technical discipline
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant Aerospace resources and demonstrated experience in planning or conducting architectural and optimization trade-studies
  • Experience developing visualizations using modeling and simulation software to depict constellations and architectures
  • Program Office experience working directly with contractors, SETA and government customers
  • Experience working within the intelligence community and advising senior officials
  • Around 12 years experience for Sr. Project Engineer or around 8 years experience for Project Engineer

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 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 : R003956
Originally Posted : 5 months ago

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