Space Systems Engineer (MBSE) - Eng Spc/Sr Eng Spc

Requisition ID: 39521 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia); El Segundo, CA (California)  

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 clandestine 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?

Responsibilities

Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is gaining acceptance as a preferred approach to systems engineering for space system architects and engineers, both in industry and government.  To meet the increasing demand for MBSE related support, the MBSE Office's goal is to integrate corporate system modeling capabilities to provide space systems engineering analysis, education, and support to our government customers and fellow employees.  One of the key capabilities of the office is the Concept Design Center (CDC), which is an internationally recognized center of excellence in collaborative, concurrent design of space and ground systems that draws on technical experts from across Aerospace. The CDC uses a concurrent engineering method and analytical models to estimate system performance and life cycle cost.  The systems engineer in this position will be instrumental in achieving MBSEO goals by developing and implementing MBSE approaches for new and existing space systems, advising government customers on the use and implementation of SysML models, and training others inside and outside the corporation on MBSE tools, languages and methods.  Additionally, the person in this position will help manage (or manage if qualified at the higher level) our CDC to perform space system trade studies and concept designs. 

 

Key Functions

  • Develop and evaluate SysML models to support customers that develop and operate space systems.  Space systems are defined at all levels; enterprise, architecture, vehicle, and even payload levels.
  • Assist in management of a Concept Design Center (or manage multiple sites if qualified at the higher level) that provide(s) a capability to rapidly create and analyze space system concept designs. This includes leading CDC tool development activities and implementing quality standards.
  • Train other members of Aerospace technical staff, program office staff and government customers on MBSE.
  • Infuse MBSE practices into our own AeroCube CubeSat program and advise our customers on how to implement MBSE in their own programs.
  • Advise systems engineers and government program offices on the selection and use of common MBSE tools.
  • Share lessons learned and best practices across the MBSE community (conferences, papers, etc.).
  • Mentor junior staff to become MBSE representatives in their own Aerospace organizations.

 

This position is available as an Aerospace Corporation Engineering Specialist or Senior Engineering Specialist

Qualifications

Required

  • BS in a relevant engineering discipline (Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, etc.), Computer Science or related technical discipline.
  • Proficient with MBSE tools and SysML modeling
  • At least eight years’ experience in space systems engineering including modeling methods and analysis with relevant BS, six years with relevant masters, and three years with relevant Ph.D.
  • Knowledge of core space system design disciplines, including space system architectures (constellations and networks), satellite buses and payloads.
  • Ability to clearly explain complex concepts to customers and fellow employees.
  • A self-starter who can manage a modeling team and spearhead new efforts
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain TS/SCI clearance.

 

Preferred

  • Current TS/SCI clearance
  • MS or higher degree in relevant discipline
  • Experience in all levels of space systems engineering including vehicle level and architecture level
  • Familiarity with space system architectures, DoDAF & UPDM
  • Technical team leadership
  • Computer programming, modeling and simulation skills, especially for purposes of estimating space vehicle performance, size, mass, power and cost. 
  • Teaching experience, especially in technical subjects
  • Relevant OMG or INCOSE certifications

 

Qualifications for Senior Engineering Specialist

Required

  • MS in a relevant engineering discipline (Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, etc.), Computer Science or related technical discipline.
  • Proficient with MBSE tools and SysML modeling
  • At least twelve years’ experience in space systems engineering including modeling methods and analysis, seven years with relevant  Ph.D.
  • Experience leading technical teams
  • Knowledge of core space system design disciplines, including space system architectures (constellations and networks), satellite buses, and payloads.
  • Ability to clearly explain complex concepts to customers and fellow employees.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain TS/SCI clearance.

 

Preferred

  • Current TS/SCI clearance
  • Ph.D. in relevant discipline
  • Experience in all levels of space systems engineering including vehicle level and architecture level
  • Experience with space system architectures, DoDAF & UPDM
  • Computer programming, modeling and simulation skills, especially for purposes of estimating space vehicle performance, size, mass, power and cost. 
  • Teaching experience, especially in technical subjects
  • Relevant OMG or INCOSE certifications

 

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

 

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: ENGRG SPECIALIST 

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: None 

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.

 

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, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Company
The Aerospace Corporation
Posted
03/25/2018
Type
Full time
Location
El Segundo, California 90245, US