Senior Engineering Specialist for National Security Space Architecture Analysis

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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.

What You'll Be Doing:
  • Lead projects and provide technical advice for space and ground architecture modeling and simulation analysis using results to support recommendations for customer acquisition decisions
  • Independently build analysis teams with the necessary skills, defining project objectives and tasks, tracking performance, and executing to project completion
  • Lead and mentor junior analysts to effectively engage with customers and teammates on analysis techniques; data analytics and visualization; and general best practices
  • Conduct analysis in support of architecture concept development, analysis-of-alternatives (AoA), source selection proposal assessment, trade studies, and future architecture performance projections
  • Lead growth of the department's modeling and simulation analysis capabilities to support new functional areas for a diverse DoD and IC customer base
  • Optimize and assess the performance of space and supporting ground and communications architectures by using existing or custom-developed analysis tools
  • Act as a technical resource for sub-division and division level leadership
  • Provide expert advice on customer space architectures, including related ground systems and supporting technologies, in these specific national security space functional areas: geo-spatial intelligence, signals intelligence, space surveillance, space protection, or communications infrastructure supporting intelligence capabilities
  • Independently develop and strengthen relationships with program office and customer organizations

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • BS Degree in aerospace engineering, operations research or related field of science or engineering required
  • Demonstrated experience leading studies and analysis teams, coordinating complex technical tasks among team members, and translating customer needs into viable instructions for analysts required
  • Substantial experience or background in one of the following areas: architecture performance analysis and modeling, optimization and/or decision support, communications systems analysis, electronics systems analysis, imagery systems analysis, software and/or simulation development required
  • Familiarity with orbital mechanics, dynamics, and mathematics related to space system analysis required
  • Demonstrated experience in modeling and simulation techniques
  • Experience in the use and maintenance of PC or UNIX platforms, and associated software
  • Holds oneself accountable for seeing tasks through to completion and through success/failure experiences learns to improve
  • Current Top Secret/SSBI required

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Graduate Degree in aerospace engineering, operations research or related field of science or engineering
  • Demonstrated experience in adapting modeling and simulation techniques into novel applications
  • Direct experience with and understanding of Aerospace customers and business
  • Knowledge and understanding of corporate policies, practices, and organizational structure
  • Prior experience working in an engineering matrix that supports program offices


Grade-Based Pay Range

(Min - Mid - Max)
$117,027 - $192,281 - $267,534

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 : R005009
Originally Posted : 6 months ago

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