Senior Ground Software Engineer

Aerospace, Software, Engineer, Access, Developer, Security, Computer, Engineering
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Requisition ID: 47205

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia)

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?


We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Software Engineer to assist in the development and evolution of enterprise platform and services, to include enterprise data services. Drawing on expertise in acquiring, developing, and deploying software and services using continuous integration, continuous delivery methodologies. The Senior Software Engineer will serve as a senior technical advisor to the National Reconnaissance Office performing enterprise software engineering and integration activities for the delivery of platform, data, and enterprise service offerings for mission applications and services. The Senior Software Engineer will coordinate reach-back to Aerospace technical staff to bring industry-leading subject matter expertise to bear on critical customer needs.

Key Functions
  • Serve as a senior advisor to the US Government performing software engineering for the build-out and operations of state-of-the-art software platforms in support of third-party on-boarding, development, and operations of mission and business applications;
  • Collaborate with teams to support adoption of platform offerings and/or increase or enhance platform and enterprise service offerings in support of mission application and service usability;
  • Partner with teams to optimize software architecture and design of hosted applications and services;
  • Use, develop, and integrate analytical methods and tools to evaluate platform architectural concepts, enterprise service designs, and platform operations efficiency initiatives for lifecycle cost, schedule, performance, risk, usability, and resilience to disruptive events;
  • Assist the US Government in using agile processes to plan for and manage integration activities between the information technology infrastructure, platform offerings, mission software services, and mission applications in support of mission driven objectives;
  • Assist the US Government in developing technical guidance, enhancing engineering processes, and crafting acquisition documentation to support the continuous integration and continuous delivery of software services;
  • Effectively communicate task status, methods, results, and recommendations in briefings and formal technical reports.
  • Work as a subject matter expert in the enterprise to understand and satisfy user needs;
  • Formulate acquisition strategies supporting the US Government's strategic vision;
  • Help the Government formulate pre-solicitation strategies and participate in source selections to achieve best-value solutions from industry


  • Bachelor's degree in a computer science, enterprise architecture, data science, engineering, information technology, mathematics or related field.
  • 12 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience
  • Experience in software architecture, engineering, and development
  • Familiarity with US Government acquisition and systems engineering processes,
  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with customers, Aerospace colleagues, and industry contractors;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present method and results effectively in briefings, formal reports, and informal communication
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and lead cross-functional, cross-organizational teams to execute studies and assessments
  • Travel as necessary to support job requirements
  • Ability to occasionally flex work schedule to accommodate deadlines
  • This position requires the ability to have and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

  • Advanced degree(s) in computer science, enterprise architecture, data science, engineering, information technology, mathematics or related field;
  • Knowledge data science, data architecture, data management, GEOINT or SIGINT processing;
  • Experience working with software developers in a technical oversight role, such as supporting software release planning, quality assurance, deployment, or sustainment
  • Experience with US Government acquisition and systems engineering processes,
  • Demonstrated expertise in agile-based software development and/or micro-services software architecture;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop project plans, identify high-impact deliverables, and manage schedule commitment;

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Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI

Access: SCI

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph

Relocation Available: Yes

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance. U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

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 poster and the supplement , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC
Job Segment: Developer, Engineer, Software Engineer, Security Clearance, Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Government
Dice Id : 90970895
Position Id : 47205
Originally Posted : 4 weeks ago
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