Sr. Software Acquisition Engineer

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Software, System, Development, Research, Computer, Engineering
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.

The Software and System Acquisition Department (SSAQD) is looking for experienced software system engineers and software acquisition experts to join our growing team. Our customers across the space enterprise need your help to acquire cutting-edge software capabilities to adapt to the evolving technology landscape!

What You'll Be Doing
  • Be the go-to person in providing software systems engineering expertise to support effective management of large, software-reliant programs from pre-acquisition planning through source selection, design reviews, integration and test, and deployment
  • Support a wide variety of customers from government to commercial sectors by providing expertise in rapid iterative and incremental software development approaches (such as Agile, Scrum, Scaled Agile Framework, Lean Software Development, and/or DevSecOps) and assisting customers in applying these techniques toward mission success
  • Lead engineering analyses and studies such as software requirements development and flow; verification and validation approaches; readiness reviews; risk management; technology planning and insertion; performance assessments; and/or market research
  • Be involved in developing detailed models employing MBSE and/or digital engineering approaches.
  • Support development of enterprise software strategies and architectures
  • Research challenge problems, test hypotheses, prototype new approaches, and/or prove concepts
  • Prepare technical reports and deliver presentations to disseminate findings, guidance, and technical information to a wide audience

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's and/or advanced degree from an accredited program in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or closely related technical discipline
  • 12 or more years of hands-on experience in the development of complex, software-reliant systems, including 2 or more years hands-on experience in Agile/DevSecOps software development or Agile project management
  • Technical background in software engineering across the lifecycle from inception through design, construction, testing, and deployment
  • Experience in at least two of the following: software acquisition, agile development methods, software processes & metrics, software process improvement, MBSE/digital engineering
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on multiple simultaneous tasks and adapt to changing priorities
  • Willing to travel domestically approx. 10 - 20%
  • Active or recent Top Secret security clearance with SSBI and ability to obtain and maintain SCI access

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Current certification in one or more relevant technologies (e.g., Scrum Master, Product Owner, Scaled Agile Framework, cloud architect, etc.) with corresponding experience
  • Experience on critical, large scale, large team software-reliant systems for space
  • Experience developing MBSE models and/or applying digital engineering techniques
  • Advanced degree from an accredited program in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or closely related technical discipline

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 : R001966
Originally Posted : 5 months ago

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