02 Jan
Senior Engineering Specialist for Collection and Communications Architecture Modeling
Virginia, Chantilly , 20151 Chantilly 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. What You'll Be Doing:

  • Lead growth and sustainment of the department's ISR collection and space-to-ground communications modeling, simulation, and analysis capabilities to support new and existing functional areas for a diverse DoD and IC customer base
  • Act as a technical resource for sub-division and division level leadership
  • Lead and mentor analysts on analysis techniques, effective engagement with customers and teammates, and general best practices
  • Independently develop and strengthen relationships with program office and customer organizations
  • Direct customer studies and provide technical advice for ISR collection and space-to-ground communications architecture modeling and simulation analysis, using results to support recommendations for customer acquisition decisions
  • Independently build study teams with the necessary skills, defining project objectives and tasks, tracking performance, and executing to project completion
  • Assess the performance of space and supporting ground and communications architectures by using existing or custom-developed analysis tools
  • Conduct analysis in support of architecture concept development, analysis-of-alternatives (AoA), source selection proposal assessment, trade studies, and future architecture performance projections
  • Provide expert advice on customer space architectures, including related ground systems and supporting technologies, in one or more of these specific national security space functional areas: geo-spatial intelligence, signals intelligence, or communications infrastructure supporting intelligence capabilities
What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements:
  • BS Degree in aerospace engineering, operations research or related field of science or engineering required
  • Substantial demonstrated experience in two of the following areas: architecture performance modeling and analysis, communications systems analysis, electronics systems analysis, imagery systems analysis, software and/or simulation development required
  • Demonstrated experience leading studies and analysis teams, coordinating complex technical tasks among team members, and translating customer needs into viable instructions for analysts required
  • Familiarity with orbital mechanics, dynamics, and mathematics related to space system analysis required
  • Experience in the use and maintenance of PC or UNIX platforms, and associated software
  • Demonstrated history of personal accountability for seeing tasks through completion, adaptation to changing customer requirements, and ability to learn and self-correct
  • Current Top Secret/SSBI required
How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Hands-on analysis experience with BLINE-Traffic tool-suite and related workflows, detailed knowledge of on-going development of BLINE-Traffic workflow script development, knowledge of on-going BLINE2 development efforts, and good coding skills
  • Graduate Degree in aerospace engineering, operations research or related field of science or engineering
  • Demonstrated experience in adapting modeling and simulation techniques into novel applications
  • Direct experience with and understanding of Aerospace customers and business
  • Knowledge and understanding of corporate policies, practices, and organizational structure
  • Prior experience working in an engineering matrix that supports program offices
Grade-Based Pay Range (Min - Mid - Max)$117,027 - $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 Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

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