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Resiliency Engineer PE

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Filter by Date: Jan 10, 2019

Filter by Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44265 

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 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?


You will partner with the Government to ensure Mission Success of the Air Force Remote Sensing Systems Directorate (RS) to develop, acquire and deploy SBIRS GEO-5/6 and Next Generation OPIR space assets that that will bring increased performance and resilence to the nation's critical OPIR Missile Warning (MW) mission.  As Next Gen Block 0 space vehicle resiliency lead, your primary responsibilities will be supporting the CONOPS, requirements, design, integation and verificaiton of space vehicle resilence activities across the space vehicles.  You will be part of a critical USAF Next Gen OPIR pacesetter program and will help formulate the path foward for rapid aquisition of USAF/SMC programs.


Key Functions

  • Work as part of integrated contractor and government teams that include the USAF customers, contractors, SETA, and SE&I to support:
    • Resiliency design trades for Next Gen GEO space vehicles  
    • Participate in Resiliency requirement flow-down, derivation/allocation, and traceability analysis
    • Verify and validate design feasibility and requirement compliance of Next Gen OPIR resilency capabilities
    • Participate in engineering and design review, manufacturing review, test readiness review, test exit review, material review board, failure review board, and other technical and status reviews
    • Resiliency subsystem and spacecraft test monitoring and data reviews
  • Build partnerships and coordinate expert support with the Engineering and Technology Group
  • Support Government decision making process by suppling sound and coordinated technical information
  • Monitor, assess and report progress on Resiliency capability development and test
  • Monitor, assess and report progress NG-GEO/Polar contractor design status and process
  • Support cost, schedule and technical risk assessments



  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, science, or related technical discipline
  • 8 or more years of experience that includes aerospace industry experience, preferably in space systems
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with customers, contractors, other FFRDC and SETA personnel
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to speak and present technical status materials to leadership and customers
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance with ability to obtain SAP
  • Some travel is required



  • Advanced degree in system engineering is preferred
  • Experience in coordinating projects and conducting risk management in a rapid acquisition environment
  • Active SAP clearance


Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

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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