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Senior RF Hardware Development Engineer

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Date: Sep 6, 2017

Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 24441 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia) 



Do you like to apply system engineering, hardware design and delivery of a challenging space design problems? Do you want to contribute to the success of a vital national space system unique payload? Aerospace is looking for an RF Systems Engineer interested in applying current and emerging technologies to a vital space system. Aerospace provides premier engineering development support to satellite payload system and needs an engineer with broad skills to meet customer system performance and mission assurance requirements. If you have a passion for exciting work, working with an outstanding team and that will have a major impact on national mission area, you should apply for this Sr. Project Engineer position. 
Sr. Project Engineer to provide technical and programmatic support to the IPD Program Office in the areas of systems engineering and integration and test with emphasis on RF systems. 



  • Provide Aerospace support to analysis, manufacturing, integration and test at payload, sub-system, and component level. 
  • Lead and perform independent assessments of satellite payload systems and associated subsystems. 
  • Provide technical and programmatic assessments (e.g., technical risk, budget issues, schedule issues). 
  • Provide technical leadership and management of Aerospace resources in support of these duties. 
  • Participate in frequent interaction with customer, contractor and Aerospace personnel. 
  • Moderate travel is required. 
  • This position is based in Chantilly, VA



Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, or related field from a recognized institution



  • 12 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience
  • A background in RF and electronic systems
  • Experience with integration and test at the unit and subsystem level. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment. 
  • Initiative and leadership without direct management oversight. 
  • Customer-oriented and have excellent oral and written communications skills. 
  • Current TS/SSBI
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government.  U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.



  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Science, or related field from a recognized institution
  • RF hardware development experience
  • Experience with National space systems, and their associated missions 
  • Experience with spacecraft and satellite systems development.
  • Experience in systems development. 

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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: PROJECT ENGR SR  

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.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Developer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, RF Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Technology, Engineering

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