Project Engineer, Kill Vehicle Analysis

    • Huntsville, AL

Requisition ID: 54081

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?


The Project Engineer will work 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.

Key Functions

  • Establish and lead the Aerospace Corp. Huntsville analytical processing capability.
  • Conduct trade studies of architecture alternatives.
  • Contribute to missile system performance assessments in simulation followed by missile flight test environments.
  • Evaluate algorithm performance enhancements through modeling, simulation, & analysis.
  • Provide independent assessments and lead studies with teams of analysts derived from the most capable government/FFRDC/SETA/contractor sources.
  • Communicate with a broad range of customers, technologists, program managers, and senior leadership.
  • Some travel is required.
  • Position is located in Huntsville, Alabama.


Required for Project Engineer
  • BS or advanced degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or related field
  • Eight or more years of professional technical experience after obtaining a bachelor's degree
  • Ability to implement solutions to signal processing problems in languages such as MATLAB, C/C++, and Python
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with customers, contractors, and colleagues is required
  • Problem solving skills, including the ability to identify, organize, prioritize, and ensure timely completion of tasks is required
  • Familiarity with at least one component (or similar experience) of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), BMDS Sensors, BMDS Ground Systems, or IR or Radar sensor performance evaluation
  • Active secret clearance

Required for Sr. Project Engineer
  • Twelve or more years of professional technical experience after obtaining a bachelor's degree
  • Experience leading/mentoring junior staff
  • Task lead experience and demonstrated ability to successfully lead geographically dispersed teams
  • Active secret clearance

  • Graduate degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or related field
  • Excellent programming skills and the facility to apply computer programs to solve complex problems
  • Experience with software development processes and technologies
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Algorithm evaluation
    • Missile System Performance
    • IR or Radar sensor performance
    • Experience with the fusion of RF and EO/IR data

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

Additional Requisition Details

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.

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

Nearest Major Market: Huntsville
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