Project Engineer- Launch & Space Vehicle Integration

Requisition ID: 34303 

All Locations: 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

The Space Superiority Division (SSD) supports our USAF customer, SMC/SY, in the development, delivery, operations and sustainment of unrivaled space control capabilities to guarantee space superiority for our nation. These programs include the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP), the Space Based Space Surveillance Program Follow-On (SBSS FO), and the Counter Communications System (CCS). While executing this important and exciting mission area, SSD seeks your expertise and is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organization that offers opportunity for professional development and personal growth for all of our staff members.

This position is to provide technical support for satellite bus and launch systems integration for The Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) Office.  Provide interface to the satellite contractor for SV accommodations and processing and launch program office (SMC/LE).  Liaison to GSSAP counterpart (USAF Major).  Inform decisions related to acquisition and mission planning and keep corporate and customer management informed of activities.  Support mission assurance activities and corporate reviews.

 

Key Functions

  • Lead launch vehicle integration engineering support for GSSAP system, to include interaction with contractors, SMC/LE and launch site personnel and facilities
  • Space vehicle payload accommodation and bus integration support
  • Work directly with government customers and contractors to provide technical support to system requirements, design, test, interfaces, and risk management
  • Lead application of mission assurance standards and risk assessment processes in support of risk mitigation activities using best practices, analysis methods and associated tools
  • Support mission processing and day of launch operations at the launch base

Qualifications

Required Qualifications for Level 2

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience
  • B.S. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related technical discipline
  • Launch integration and/or Launch systems infrastructure experience
  • Knowledge and experience with EELV and New Entrant fleet and capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and mitigate risks; and analyze systems interfaces (ground processing, mission processing and infrastructure)
  • Ability to travel ~25% of the time required
  • Current SSBI Top Secret clearance
  • This position requires TS/SCI and ability to obtain other clearances and pass counterintelligence polygraph

 

Required Qualifications for Level 3

  • Minimum of 12 years of experience
  • B.S. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related technical discipline
  • Launch integration and/or Launch systems infrastructure experience
  • Knowledge and experience with EELV and New Entrant fleet and capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and mitigate risks; and analyze systems interfaces (ground processing, mission processing and infrastructure)
  • Ability to travel ~25% of the time required
  • Current SSBI Top Secret clearance
  • This position requires TS/SCI and ability to obtain other clearances and pass counterintelligence polygraph

 

Preferred

  • Advanced technical degree
  • Mechanical, Electrical engineering degree or licensed Professional Engineer Systems engineering experience (requirements, development, test)
  • Proven ability to work with minimum supervision and interact effectively with the Air Force, SETAs, other FFRDCs, and contractor personnel
  • Familiarity with the SSD counterspace activities
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Experience building teams and effectively utilizing the ETG matrix
  • Experience with iMAT and executing the Corporate Mission Assurance Process

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

 

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: PROJ ENGINEER  

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.

 

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
03/27/2018
Type
Full time
Location
El Segundo, California 90245, US