Sr. Project Engineer - Command and Control Systems

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Systems, Engineer, Project, IT, Engineering, Interface
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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.

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 Aerospace Corporation is looking for a Command and Control (C2) Systems Engineer to support Directorate H in the Electronic Programs Division. This Senior Project Engineer will serve as the primary Aerospace point of contact assigned to support operations and maintenance (O&M) or Echelon 2 (E2) level maintenance for operational systems, special payload C2 development, system test, and installation. A key focus requires interfacing with critical stakeholder organizations including mission operations and the ground enterprise.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Monitor the E2 contract status and advise the government on technical solutions related to system upgrades, obsolescence mitigation, IT solutions, requirements, testing, integration, verification & validation (IV&V), and deployments
  • Advise the government on technical and performance aspects related to C2 system development for adjunct and special payloads
  • Assist in formulation of acquisition strategies and evaluation of contractor proposals for development and E2 contracts
  • Coordinate with program office security to evaluate contractor cyber security approaches, review vulnerability mitigations, and monitor impacts to external interfaces
  • Initiate and lead efforts (i.e. technology trades) with the Aerospace Engineering Matrix to address technical or IT-related issues related to system development and sustainment
  • Interface with program office systems engineering and integration (SE&I) team to monitor risks, baseline configuration changes, and advice leadership on trades
  • Participate in routine program office functions to include program management reviews and design reviews at the unit, element, and system level

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution
  • 12 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of Command & Control (C2) system development
  • Familiarity with government acquisition policies and procedures
  • This position requires a A current TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in an IT-related discipline
  • Advanced degree in a STEM discipline
  • Experience with advanced IT systems and capabilities
  • Prior program office experience
  • Experience developing satellite and ground capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work asynchronously with team members located worldwide
  • Familiarity working with Aerospace Engineering Matrix
  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally approximately 10%-25%

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 : R002261
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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