Next Generation GEOINT Architect/Sr. Next Generation GEOINT Architect

Requisition ID: 39441

All Locations: Chantilly, 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 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?



Become a member of a dynamic program office team charged with shaping the future of our nation's GEOINT space architecture. The GEOINT Innovations Office's Future Architectures Department supports our customer's efforts to imagine, analyze, optimize, and initiate the acquisition of the next generation of GEOINT systems. As a Next Generation GEOINT Architect/Sr. Next Generation GEOINT Architect in the department, you will play a key role in developing detailed analyses to enable data-driven decisions at the highest levels of the government. This position represents a significant career opportunity, moving from early architecture design through pre-acquisition studies and into early acquisition phases. Join the GIO/FA team, and help to chart the course of our nation's next-generation GEOINT capability.

Key Functions

  • Contribute to and lead modeling, simulation, and decision support studies that contribute to formulating our nation's next generation of GEOINT.
  • Provide system level pre-acquisition support, studies, and analysis
  • Perform evaluations of contractor spacecraft designs
  • Organize and lead multi-disciplinary teams to conduct design modeling, simulation, and analyses in support of future acquisitions
  • Participate in engagement activities with the user community and industry partners
  • Understand the needs of users and help generate commensurate system requirements
  • Develop, communicate, and defend Aerospace technical positions on a wide variety of program assessments and key customer issues to both customer and Aerospace senior management
  • Operate as a direct interface to the government program leadership
  • Participate in significant interaction with staff in the engineering matrix support to ensure appropriate tasking, progress and results
  • Excel in a fast-paced, small team environment
  • Interface with all levels of Aerospace, customer, and contractor personnel
  • Be self-motivated to search for and recognize technical issues and develop related solutions


Basic Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field from a recognized institution
  • Current or active TS/SSBI
  • This position requires the ability to have an maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

Required Qualifications for Next Generation GEOINT Architect
  • Experience with the implementation and/or the development of architecture level analysis techniques and tools
  • Demonstrated ability to develop technical positions based on complex analysis sets
  • Ability to work in a highly dynamic environment with quickly changing priorities and activities
  • Strong teamwork, communication, interpersonal, collaborative, and customer interface skills
  • Some travel will be necessary to support contractor activities

In addition to the above, the Senior Next Generation GEOINT Architect must have the following:
  • Previous direct experience with overhead GEOINT systems
  • Experience developing future needs and requirements for overhead systems
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and lead the activities of senior technical staff
  • Demonstrated initiative and leadership and requires minimal management oversight

Preferred Qualifications
  • An advanced degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or Science
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in progressively more responsible roles. (12 or more years experience for the Senior GEOINT Modeling & Simulation Engineer)
  • An understanding of the GEOINT mission and overall intelligence objectives
  • Experience interacting with the GEOINT community on future needs and requirements
  • Experience with pre-acquisition systems engineering processes
  • Previous direct experience with overhead GEOINT systems (Required for Senior position)
  • Experience developing future needs and requirements for overhead systems (Required for Senior position)
  • Ability to identify, organize, and initiate engineering matrix support activities in support of government priorities
  • Working knowledge of ground and communications technology, commercial GEOINT activities, and/or the GEOINT enterprise including ground, air, and space
  • Working knowledge of Aerospace engineering matrix support personnel and processes and experience tasking engineering matrix support resources
  • Ability to lead and contribute to the efforts of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated initiative and leadership and requires minimal management oversight (Required for Senior position)
  • Demonstrated success in directly interfacing with senior government leadership of varying styles

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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title : PROJ ENGINEER

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.

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.

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