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Date: Sep 2, 2017

Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 22202 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia) 

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

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Have you dreamed of working with cutting-edge space technology and a career filled with work that matters? Do you want to focus on technology and make a real impact for your customers' most challenging software problems? Aerospace is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our growing Software Systems and Acquisition Department, the corporation's East Coast center of excellence for software acquisition and software systems engineering.

 

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Provide software systems engineering support to customers through pre-acquisition planning, source selection, design reviews, integration and test, and early operational testing.
  • Support acquisition of software reliant systems to include development of acquisition strategies, development of request for proposal packages, and participation in source selections.
  • Lead engineering studies such as software requirements development and flow; software integration, verification, and validation; readiness reviews; risk and opportunity identification, assessment, and mitigation; technology planning and insertion; performance assessments; software architecture assessments; and/or market research.
  • Lead development of software architecture models to space, ground, and launch programs in the national security, civil, and commercial domains.
  • Develop and interpret metrics for tracking success of software projects.
  • Analyze software/IT policies; assess compliance with standards, practices, and instructions.
  • Develop enterprise IT strategies and architectures.
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations to disseminate findings, guidance, and technical information to a wide audience.

This position is located in Chantilly, Virginia.

Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in in Computer Science, Engineering, or an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of 12 years of significant experience in the development of complex, software-reliant systems, including architecture modeling.
  • Demonstrated technical background in software engineering across the lifecycle from inception through design, construction, testing, and deployment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment.
  • Familiarity with one or more Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) models.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous tasks and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain TS/SCI clearance. Security clearances are issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or closely related technical discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience working toward the acquisition of software-reliant systems (as an acquirer or a supplier).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the federal acquisition system.
  • Demonstrated experience on critical, large scale, large team software-reliant systems for space.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the space enterprise.
  • Demonstrated experience in software/IT acquisition planning and RFP preparation; lifecycle software management; source code analysis (static and/or dynamic), model-based systems/software engineering, software architecture analysis, and/or software metrics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Agile software development techniques.
  • Active TS/SCI clearance.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENTS

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment. Position requires sitting most of the time at a workstation, using a computer.
  • Exposure to general office noise
  • Local travel to off-site meetings and air travel to Aerospace or Customer office locations is required.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone, and by telepresence.

 

Transcript Requirement

None

 

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: ENGRG SPCLST 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.


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