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Senior Project Leader, Engineering Solutions, Space Rapid Capabilities Office

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Filter by Date: May 13, 2019

Filter by Location: Albuquerque, NM, US, 87198

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 45351 

All Locations: Albuquerque, NM (New Mexico); Kirtland AFB, NM (New Mexico) 

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?


The Space Innovative Directorate is seeking a highly talented and skilled Senior Project Engineer to design, build, and lead an engineering solutions function for the Space Rapid Capabilities Office.  The Senior Project Engineer will work collaboratively with highly skilled, selectively manned, government program office personnel to analyze and design solutions to the Nation’s most challenging space warfighting problems for rapid acquisition and fielding.

Key Functions

  • Lead government, FFRDC, and SETA teams in the analysis, design, and application of available technologies to solve space warfighting mission needs
  • Assemble and lead Aerospace teams in modeling, analysis, and concept design to investigate and test engineering solutions to space warfighting problems
  • Transition engineering designs to rapid prototyping or rapid acquisition programs
  • Extensive interaction with DoD and USAF organizations including AFSPC, SMC, AFRL, STP, and SpRCO.
  • Position is based at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.
  • Frequent travel may be required.



  • 12 or more years’ experience in space system hardware engineering, design, and acquisition
  • Broad familiarity with state-of-the-industry space system technologies
  • Strong familiarity with engineering and design expertise of other FFRDCs and University-Affiliated Research Centers
  • Strong familiarity with the Aerospace Concept Design Center capabilities and modeling, simulation, and analysis tools and application
  • BS degree in engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences is required or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Superior interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly dynamic Program Office environment with a mix of government, FFRDC, and SETA personnel
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance or current SSBI is required



  • Experience in working highly classified space system programs
  • An advanced degree in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, or computer science.

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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: PROJECT LEADER SR  

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

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.

Nearest Major Market: Albuquerque

Job Segment: Project Engineer, Engineer, Security Clearance, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, Government, Technology

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