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Senior Project Engineer: Ground Based Sensing

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Date: Oct 28, 2017

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 29001 

All Locations: Colorado Springs, CO (Colorado); 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 Ground Based SSA (Space Situation Awareness) Architect/Systems Engineer will provide engineering support to the AF Space Superiority Directorate (SY) in support of Ground Base Space Surveillance sensors (GBSS). Duties include systems engineering for all GBSS radars and optical telescopes, developing long term architecture and ensuring that the integration of all programs and projects are consistent with the plans. Of particular focus are, but not limited to: Space Surveillance Telescope, GEODSS Telescope, Eglin Radar, C Band Radar Australia, and C Band Radar Ascension. The duties include evolving the strategic planning of Space Situation Awareness (SSA) sensors and architecture with the government customers in Colorado Springs and in El Segundo.


This position can be located at either El Segundo, CA or Colorado Springs, CO. 


Key Functions 

  • Ensure interfaces between inter- and intra-SY programs are clearly defined and consistent with each side's architecture modeling, simulation, and analysis; developing future SSA concepts, strategies, and architectures
  • Perform risk assessments and identify technology development as necessary
  • Briefings and strategic plans are to be developed as required, as well as mentoring customer
  • 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 Secret clearance
  • Ability to travel as needed



  • Experience in one of the following: systems architecture definition; space systems design development; and ground systems design/development
  • Experience with DOD acquisition, including RFP development and source selections
  • Experience on at least one DOD space or ground program
  • Experience with one or more of the following: SSA concepts, strategies and architectures; architecture modeling, simulation and analyses; Radar based or Optical remote sensing; SSD programs
  • Familiarity with Engineering and Technology Group modeling, simulation, and analysis capabilities 
  • DOD SAP (Special Access Program) clearance(s)
  • Current TS and SCI clearance (with background investigation less than five years old)



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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: PROJECT ENGR SR  

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

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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