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Project Engineer - GSSAP

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Date: Sep 5, 2017

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 28822 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

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

The  Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) Department is seeking to fill a full time position for a Senior Project Engineer to provide systems engineering for ground systems.  The position is located in El Segundo, CA.

This position can be filled at a grade 2 or grade 3 

 

KEY FUNCTIONS

 

  • Systems engineering and technical support for GSSAP ground segment acquisition, development, deployment, and sustainment. 
  • Work directly with government customers and contractors to provide technical leadership for ground requirements, design, test, interfaces, and risk management. 
  • Application of mission assurance standards and risk assessment processes in support of risk mitigation activities using best practices, analysis methods and associated tools.

Qualifications

Required for level 2

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience
  • B.S. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related technical discipline
  • Prior experience in design, development, deployment and sustainment of Department of Defense or National systems as well as application of mission assurance tools to achieve project objectives
  • Prior systems engineering experience (requirements, development, test) on ground systems (software and hardware)
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify technical and programmatic risks, strategically plan for their mitigation, and lead teams to successful resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to work adaptively in multiple tasks in a small, diverse team, in a fast paced environment
  • Proven ability to work with minimum supervision and interact effectively with the Air Force, SETAs, other FFRDCs, and contractor personnel
  • Proven ability to manage relations and expectations with external organizations and stakeholders
  • Proven ability to build consensus among multi-disciplinary teams within Integrated Product Teams and Working Groups
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel ~25% of the time required
  • Current Top Secret SCI clearance with SSBI

 

 

Required For Level 3

  • Minimum of 12 years of experience
  • B.S. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related technical discipline
  • Prior experience in design, development, deployment and sustainment of Department of Defense or National systems as well as application of mission assurance tools to achieve project objectives
  • Prior systems engineering experience (requirements, development, test) on ground systems (software and hardware)
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify technical and programmatic risks, strategically plan for their mitigation, and lead teams to successful resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to work adaptively in multiple tasks in a small, diverse team, in a fast paced environment
  • Proven ability to work with minimum supervision and interact effectively with the Air Force, SETAs, other FFRDCs, and contractor personnel
  • Proven ability to manage relations and expectations with external organizations and stakeholders
  • Proven ability to build consensus among multi-disciplinary teams within Integrated Product Teams and Working Groups
  • Interpersonal relationship skills
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel ~25% of the time required
  • Current Top Secret SCI clearance with SSBI

 

Preferred

  • Advanced technical degree
  • Previous program office acquisition experience
  • Ground segment development and sustainment experience
  • Familiarity with System Administration / Network Architecture and Database administration
  • Familiarity with the SSSD counterspace activities

 

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

 

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: PROJ ENGINEER  

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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