Project Engineer

    • Huntsville, AL

Requisition ID: 49042

All Locations: Huntsville, AL (Alabama)

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?



Works independently with both internal and external customers and with technical support, as a technical authority, consultant, primary investigator, or project leader. May lead or organize technical efforts or project teams. Interfaces between customers and Aerospace technical and management staff. May mentor less experienced MTS and serve as role model.


  • 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.

Work Location: Missile and Space Intelligence Center, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama


  • A Bachelor degree in Science, Engineering, or Mathematics with at least 8 years of related experience is required; an advanced degree is desired.
  • Prior related experience with the analytical side of the intelligence community is expected, as is a demonstrated ability to analyze a wide variety of data.
  • An understanding of the national security space organizations and infrastructure.
  • A demonstrated interest in and understanding of the relevant satellite threat technologies and their applications is required.
  • Must show a proven ability to synthesize, fuse, draw conclusions, and extrapolate from available information to answer both specific and general intelligence questions.
  • A creative mind and an interest in problem solving are necessary.
  • The successful applicant will demonstrate superior written and oral communications skills and show an ability to work with other analysts, and customers as a team player.
  • Should be proficient with recent versions of office publication software as well as possess the skills and willingness to help acquire, develop, and utilize new tools as required.
  • Must be comfortable in a rapidly changing environment and have a strong demonstrated personal initiative.
  • Must have or be eligible for a Top Secret clearance and SCI access.
    • US citizenship is required to obtain security clearance
    • Customer security requirements will require successful completion of a polygraph exam.

  • Advanced degree in Science, Engineering, or Mathematics
  • Work experience within the analytic space/counterspace intelligence community

Work Location: Missile and Space Intelligence Center, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama

Transcript Requirement

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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.

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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