Counter Communications System Project Engineer

    • El Segundo, CA

Requisition ID: 52863

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?

Responsibilities

The Special Programs Division (SPD) supports our Air Force customer, the Special Programs Directorate, in the development, delivery, operations and sustainment of unrivaled space control capabilities to guarantee space superiority for our nation. These programs include the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program, the Space Based Space Surveillance Program and the Counter Communications System. While executing this important and exciting mission area, SPD seeks your expertise and is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organization that offers opportunity for professional development and personal growth for all of our staff members. We push the edge of technology and ensure warfighter capabilities can be executed to outpace the threat.

Key Functions

  • Provide engineering support to customers through pre-acquisition planning, source selection, design reviews, integration and test, and early operational testing.
  • Support acquisition of software reliant RF systems to include development of acquisition strategies, development of request for proposal packages, and participation in source selections.
  • Play a significant role in engineering studies such as requirements development and flow; integration, verification, and validation; readiness reviews; risk and opportunity identification, assessment, and mitigation; technology planning and insertion; performance assessments; architecture assessments; and/or market research.
  • Develop and interpret metrics for tracking success of projects.
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations to disseminate findings, guidance, and technical information
  • Mission assurance

This Position is Available as an Aerospace Corporation Project Engineer or Senior Project Engineer

Qualifications

Required
  • BS in engineering
  • Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience in RF engineering
  • Experience with at least one DoD ground or space program
  • Effective written and oral communications skills
  • Current Top Secret and SCI clearance
  • Ability to obtain additional security clearances
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.

Preferred
  • BS in electrical engineering
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering or closely related technical discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the DoD acquisition system


Qualifications for Senior Project Engineer
Required
  • BS in engineering
  • Minimum of 12 years of increasingly responsible experience in RF engineering across the lifecycle of a system from inception through design, construction, testing and deployment
  • Experience leading an engineering team for development or anomaly resolution
  • Experience with at least one DoD ground or space program
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Current Top Secret and SCI clearance
  • Ability to obtain additional security clearances
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.


Preferred
  • BS in electrical engineering
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering or closely related technical discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the DoD acquisition system


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 atieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also reviewThe Equal Employment Opportunity is the Lawposter andthe supplement, as well as thePay Transparency Policy Statement.

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