Space Vehicle Launch System Integrator

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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.

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The Aerospace Space-Based InfraRed Systems and Next Generation GEO Department is looking for a talented, dedicated, and passionate engineering leader to partner with the Space Force System Command to ensure mission success for the development, acquisition and deployment of the Next generation Overhead Persistent Infrared space assets that defend against, defeat, and deter aggressive adversary behavior in space. You will help protect the Nation by supporting the development of these exciting, important, high technology next generation missile warning systems.

What You'll Be Doing

You will partner with the Government to ensure Mission Success of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to develop, acquire and deploy space assets that defend against, defeat, and deter aggressive adversary behavior in space. Your primary responsibilities will be to support space vehicle (SV) to launch vehicle (LV) systems integration (LSI) efforts for missile warning and missile tracking SV programs as a member of the Space Based Sensing Division OPIR MW/MT Program Office.
  • Serve as LSI interface between SV and LV Program Offices and their Contractors. Assess SV requirements against LV capability and support LV compatibility of SV design and development.
  • Support SV to LV integration activity from requirements definition, documentation, and analysis through verification, operations, and launch.
  • Identify, flow down, integrate, and verify LV to SV requirements including Ground Support Equipment (GSE), operations and launch support
  • Support SV program office contributions to LV program office plans for launch service acquisition, and support SV integration studies with LV contractors.
  • Interface with launch vehicle and launch site teams to ensure SV and test equipment hardware, software, ground support, and system analyses meet all mission requirements.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with various SV and LV contractors, Aerospace ETG, and Air Force/Space Force personnel


The locations for this position can be at customer sites at in these cities: El Segundo, CA, only. This position is available as a Project Engineer or Senior Project Engineer.

Telecommuting is possible depending on customer needs

What You Need to be Successful - Project Engineer

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related discipline
  • Eight or more years of related system engineering, scientific, or space system program experience
  • Experience with risk identification, assessment, and management.
  • Track record of resolving complex issues in team environment while communicating across multiple organizations
  • Ability to acquire a DoD Secret clearance, which is issued by the US Government. US citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
  • Moderate travel required


What You Need to be Successful - Senior Project Engineer

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related discipline
  • Twelve or more years of related engineering, scientific, or space system program experience
  • Project engineer requirement from above
  • Contractor and Government integration and launch experience on heritage Atlas V, Delta IV, or Falcon launch vehicles as well as LV system capability from Contractor perspective
  • Current knowledge of SBIRS SV interfaces and requirements.
  • SBI desired


How You Can Stand Out
  • Advanced degree in mechanical, electrical engineering, or aerospace engineering, or relevant discipline from an accredited institution


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 : R005401
Originally Posted : 5 months ago

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