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Filter by Date: Aug 13, 2019

Filter by Location: McLean, VA, US, 22102

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 45785 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia); McLean, VA (Virginia) 

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?


The Aerospace Corporation is looking for a Senior Requirements Engineer (SRE) to provide on-site space-related analytical support to the Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Systems and Resource Analyses, Deputy Associate Director for Requirements Analyses (ADNI/SRNSA), Directorate for Enterprise Capacity (EC) within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  The SRE will support the government in the implementation of the Intelligence Community Capability Requirements (ICCR) process to include space related requirements, formulation, requirements tracking, evaluation, and validation.  

Key Functions

  • Space-related Requirements Analysis to include, but not limited to: IC capability requirements definitions (statement of capabilities, IC capability requirements, and enterprise capability documents.)  
  • Support to implement the ICCR process to include space related requirements formulation, requirements tracking, evaluation, and validation.
  • Support to ICCR policy and process improvement activities and integration into other SRA and ODNI processes 
  • Cross community integration and outreach. Scheduling, training, briefing and meeting facilitation 
  • Assist the government in the following areas:  
    • Space related Requirements Analysis, 
    • Space related Requirements Generation or Assessment, 
    • Statement of Capabilities generation and coordination, 
    • Participate in the Validation Process, 
    • Execute Outreach Activities


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, operations research, computer science, mathematics, or an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution
  • 12 or more years of increasingly responsible experience in relevant area
  • Ability to apply systems engineering and technical analysis principles, theories and methods to assess the requirements formulation and validation of intelligence systems.  
  • Background or knowledge in requirements generation as they relate to space, ground, information technology, and other intelligence systems.  
  • Excellence in communication skills (written/verbal)
  • Active TS/SSBI/SCI
  • This position requires the ability to maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government.  U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, operations research, computer science, mathematics, data science and analytics or other technical discipline or an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution
  • Understanding of all aspects of the requirements formulation and validation and ability to assess program requirement risk areas and to programs design baseline cost and acquisition schedules.
  • Experience with analysis of capability requirements and alternatives to help guide recommendations for future major system acquisitions 
  • Experience in ICCR process
  • Familiarity with National Security Space collection capabilities for both current and future overhead architectures
  • Experience on an intelligence or military staff, advising senior officials


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Additional Requisition Details

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.

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

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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