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Filter by Date: Jan 7, 2019

Filter by Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44449 

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 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?


Aerospace is seeking a Software Model Architect with experience in software focused General Systems Engineering and Design (GSE&D) for ground and space systems and expertise in the areas of software modeling and simulation, software systems architecture, and software engineering lifecycle, tools, and analysis.


Key Functions

  • Plan and conduct work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and adaptation/modification of software models and simulation. Devise new approaches to problems encountered. Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts on matters of importance.
  • Support includes requirement analysis, modeling and simulation and architecture and design evaluation, and developing software models and tools for internal use and proof of concept.
  • Serve as a lead technical contributor. Identify system level risks, supports software risk mitigation activities using software best practices, and analysis methods.
  • Prioritizes tasks, facilitates communications, and acts as spokesperson for the working group to management/customers. Scopes requirements for and initiates acquisition of technical support from appropriate corporate resources.
  • Monitors and assists in resource allocations to accomplish tasks, and may be given additional administrative coordination and management liaison responsibilities.
  • May participate in new business and/or technical planning efforts.
  • Tasking will include full life cycle software systems engineering and software model implementation support to National Security Space, Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Civil and Commercial programs. 



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline 
  • 12 or more years of professional engineering/scientific experience, including a minimum of 5 years designing and implementing high-fidelity national space architecture models. 
  • Experience developing software using both agile and waterfall approaches to software development
  • 2 years hands-on experience implementing and integrating software models into cloud-based architectures.   
  • Excellent technical written and oral communication skills
  • This position requires an Active Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a SSBI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government.  U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance 
  • Identify and diagnose software model implementation defects and to identify mission thread scenarios to test off nominal conditions and issues; participates in the development of design improvements
  • Ability to work both independently and on small teams collaboratively and with minimal oversight



  • Expertise/knowledge of ground systems, including, program management, risk assessment, and process improvement
  • Expertise/knowledge of service oriented architectures, cloud computing service models, and architectural trade analysis
  • Experience in technical leadership in a software or systems engineering and /or program office environment.
  • Perform analytical studies, conduct tests, prepare details of analytical report findings and assists in planning and development of studies and design projects.
  • Expertise/knowledge using quantitative approaches to support technical decisions and developing metrics
  • Advanced technical degree in a related discipline
  • Exhibits high level of innovation, creativeness, and initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers.
  • Strong technical mentoring skills    
  • Familiarity with SMC and NRO programs and current SBI is highly desirable.


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Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: None 

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.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

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 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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