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Senior Program Technologist

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Date: Aug 31, 2017

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 28964 

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?


The SYE/SMC Technology Sr. Project Engineer will provide systems engineering expertise to the Air Force Space Superiority Directorate (SY) in support of the Technology Branch programs. These programs and projects include Cyber, Optical, and RF related technologies for *OSC, *DSC, and *SSA capabilities. Work directly with government customers and contractors to perform technical oversight of these development programs. Specific tasks include providing technical leadership, systems engineering and support to numerous technology assessments and development efforts.

*Offensive Space Control, Defensive Space Control, and Space Situational Awareness*.


Key Functions 

  • Support the Customer's acquisition processes, including pre-RFP studies, acquisition strategy development, cross-program integration, contractor solicitations, RFP development, evaluation and contract establishment and oversight
  • Apply systems engineering expertise in support of system readiness processes; requirements validation, verification and test; and risk assessment
  • Assist in the planning and execution of technology demonstrations and operational exercises
  • Develop briefings and other program description documentation as required
  • Assist in interfacing with enterprise architecture and planning teams, support CONOPS and interface definition, assist in developing enterprise-level integration plans, and developing plans for transition to programs-of-record
  • Mentor other organizational groups within the company and Customer personnel
  • Manage development activities with industry contractors, FFRDCs and mission partner organizations to address technology development at a various stages of maturity
  • This position requires travel (expected 20-30%)





  • B.S. in Engineering or related with a minimum of 12 years' applicable experience
  • Clear written and oral communication skills
  • Must have experience working with minimum supervision and interacting effectively with coworkers from other organizations, groups or companies
  • Current TS and SCI clearance (with background investigation less than five years old)
  • Ability to travel as needed 



  • Experience working on at least one DOD space or ground program
  • Experience with SMC systems engineering, and Aerospace mission assurance and processes
  • Experience with space and ground systems development
  • Experience with RFP proposal evaluation
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: system architecture development; electronics; cyber technologies; RF and digital communications; RF based sensing or optical based sensing; or OSC, DSC and SSA missions
  • DOD SAP (Special Access Program) clearance(s)
  • Experience in planning and executing technology demonstrations in operational environments 


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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: PROJECT ENGR SR  

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.


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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