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Systems Engineer: Reliability & Quality

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Date: Nov 9, 2017

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 28224 

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 Systems Engineering Project Engineer of the Alternative Launch Vehicles Office within the Space Launch Operations/Launch Systems Division is responsible for coordinating the early and on-going mission support to the EELV program assessment of potential alternative providers of launch services to the EELV program.  The ALV office works directly with SMC/LE, and partners with counterparts at NASA, and the NRO Office of Space Launch (OSL).  The main emphasis is currently on the SpaceX Falcon family of launch vehicles, and those by Orbital ATK. Specifically, the ALV Systems Engineer will focus in the technical areas in System Reliability and Quality Systems throughout the New Entrants' certification process.

 

This position can filled as a Level 2 or a Level 3. 

 

Key Functions

  • Coordinate and maintain support for the evaluation of the New Entrant's launch vehicle design, operational capabilities and mission assurance to ensure they meet the government evaluation criteria for non-recurring design validation and recurring verification
  • Work closely with the ALV Chief Engineer, Launch Vehicle Engineering Directorate, and Launch Operation Division (LOD) to maintain the technical baseline and ensure the ALV providers' vehicle requirements and documentation are compliant with EELV program top-level requirements (NECG and SIS) and fully coordinated with the government team independent review as necessary
  • Travel to contractor and vendor facilities may be required
  • Normally responsible for (a) a specific project element (e.g., a payload, spacecraft subsystem, or software package) and associated interfaces; (b) a specific engineering discipline (e.g., fracture analysis, circuit design); (c) a program of system aspect that crosses technical boundaries (e.g., mission analysis, technical design/evaluation, on-orbit operations). In systems engineering assignments, independently services a number of project segments and/or smaller program/project efforts

Qualifications

Required Qualifications for Level 2 

  • BS degree in Engineering or Physical Science 
  • 8 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including experience in a systems engineering and/or program management environment
  • Familiarity with mission assurance and systems engineering processes and the ability to technically coordinate that through multiple disciplines
  • Experience working collaboratively with numerous internal and external organizations 
  • Familiarity with launch system design, materials, reliability and quality processing
  • Possess active Secret Clearance

 

Required Qualifications for Level 3 

  • BS degree in Engineering or Physical Science 
  • 12 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including experience in a systems engineering and/or program management environment
  • Familiarity with mission assurance and systems engineering processes and the ability to technically coordinate that through multiple disciplines
  • Experience working collaboratively with numerous internal and external organizations 
  • Familiarity with launch system design, materials, reliability and quality processing
  • Possess active Secret Clearance

 

Preferred

  • Advanced degree
  • Familiarity with a cross-section of launch systems, capabilities and operations 
  • Experienced in working with variety of engineering disciplines 
  • Familiarity with the EELV requirements verification process, and the ability to tailor it for alternative launch systems 
  • Knowledge of potential new entrant provider's launch systems, facilities, and processes
  • Experience in launch vehicle certification process 
  • Ability to supervise downstream
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills
  • Teaming proactively and cooperatively across multiple discipline areas and multiple organizations within the Government, FFRDC, SETA, and contractor organizations is critical
  • Ability to effectively present results and recommendations to senior-level Aerospace and customer management 

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

 

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: PROJ ENGINEER  

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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