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Senior Space System Electronics Engineer

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Date: Oct 20, 2017

Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 25601 

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?



With an escalating amount of debris encroaching on vital orbital domains and adversaries developing new technologies to threaten National Security Space systems, space is becoming an increasingly congested and contested environment.  The Aerospace Corporation is looking for motivated and talented forward thinking engineers and scientists to join the team developing the next generation of resilient satellites.  The Space Electronics Engineer will ensure that space electronics satisfy mission needs within the program schedule in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment.  An innovative, versatile and self-motivated individual will be able to make a big impact in the emerging field of spacecraft survivability.  



  • Develop electronics components and subsystems from top-level requirements through development to deployment and beyond.  
  • Work directly with our government customers and their contractors to accomplish development milestones and manage risk.  
  • Select and guide Aerospace teams to evaluate designs, guide manufacturing, assess assembly and test, and solve problems.  
  • Develop recommendations for program actions based on your expert judgment and that of supporting subject matter experts.  
  • Present results and findings to senior Aerospace and customer leaders.  
  • Occasional travel within the US is required



  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or similar technical discipline from a recognized institution



  • 12+ years of increasingly responsible experience
  • Strong experience space electronics or similar field
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using verbal presentations and written reports
  • Experience on a development team for space electronics
  • Experience leading projects with matrixed employees
  • Experience working in or with a government program office
  • Current Top Secret/SSBI/SCI is required.  Additional customer security requirements apply
  • 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.



  • An advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or similar technical discipline from a recognized institution
  • Direct experience as a technical and programmatic lead for space electronics development
  • Successful experience serving in a government program office
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative and leadership with little management oversight


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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: Electrical, Manufacturing Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Engineer, Systems Engineer, Engineering

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