02 Jan
EO/IR Sensing and Tactical Surveillance - Project Engineer/Sr Project Engineer
California, Elsegundo , 90245 Elsegundo USA

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. Aerospace serves as the technical and programmatic advisor to the United States Space Force's (USSF's) Space Systems Command (SSC) for acquiring, developing, and fielding capabilities for the United States Space Command and join warfighter as well as to maintain America's comprehensive military advantage in space.As the Senior Project Engineer/Project Engineer in Electro-Optical Sensing and Tactical Surveillance directorate, you will play a pivotal role in SSC's acquisition of Space Based Tactical Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and persistent surveillance systems/capabilities. You will have an opportunity to guide USSF development and transition of prototype/demonstration capabilities to operational systems providing surveillance data to end users/warfighters. This job entails providing both technical and programmatic support to efforts that include multiple stake holders and mission partners that may include Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), DARPA, NRO, NGA, and other government agencies

  • Work Model: This position will be a hybrid work model and offer partially remote with some onsite work.
What You'll Be Doing
  • Delivery technical expertise to the Government's SSC Space Based Sensing EO-IR Environmental Monitoring and Persistent/Tactical Surveillance Directorate/Deltas
  • Interact regularly with Government customer leaders, SETA contractors, multiple development contractors, and other collaborators across SSC and government agencies.
  • Build and lead Aerospace domain experts (SMEs) to address technical and programmatic studies, issues, efforts in support of the government customer
  • Conduct technical review of design artifacts and support integration of capabilities at an enterprise level
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned as needed
  • Support the government customer in developing strategy to address future architecture and capabilities
What You Need to be Successful - Project EngineerMinimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, mathematics, or an appropriate technical subject area
  • Minimum of 8 years of related engineering/scientific experience including experience in acquisition planning, analysis, development of national security space systems
  • Track record of working optimally in multi-disciplinary teams to develop and field prototype/demonstration ground/space systems
  • Collaboration skills to build effective links with government customers, and other partners to dynamically deliver outstanding products under tight timeframes
  • Ability to thrive in dynamic and ambiguous environment
  • Willing to travel approx. 30% of the time
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
What You Need to be Successful - Senior Project EngineerMinimum Requirements:
  • Requirements above for Project Engineer
  • Minimum of 12 years of related engineering/scientific experience with >5 years of experience in acquisition planning, analysis, development of national security space systems
  • Experience in building/leading multi-disciplinary teams for dynamic customer requests
  • Experience in transitioning demonstration/prototype/pathfinder efforts to operational systems
  • Demonstrated bridging multiple domain areas for successful integrating efforts
How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Advanced Degree(s)
  • Relevant experience in Tactical ISR mission areas
  • Understanding of the national security space enterprise
  • Program management experience
  • Ability to thrive in a competitive yet ambiguous environment
Grade-Based Pay Range (Min - Mid - Max)$98,294 - $192,281 - $267,534Ways 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 .

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