Senior GEOINT Architecture Engineer

    • Chantilly, VA

Requisition ID: 51803

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 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?


Become a key contributor in a small program office team charged with shaping the future of our nation's GEOINT space architecture. The GEOINT Innovations Office's GEOINT Future Architectures Department supports our customer's efforts to imagine, analyze, optimize, and acquire the next generation of GEOINT systems. As a Senior GEOINT Futures Engineer you will play a key role in developing detailed analyses to enable data-driven decisions at the highest levels of the government. You will have the opportunity to lead and coordinate design, modeling, and decision support studies that contribute to formulating our nation's next generation of GEOINT. This is a significant career opportunity to support the acquisition and disposition of the entirety of the nation's overhead GEOINT architecture. Join the GIO/GFA team, and help to chart the course of our nation's next-generation GEOINT capability.

Key Functions

  • Translate abstract customer needs into specific analysis questions and plans for execution
  • Identify and assist the Systems Director in capitalizing on opportunities for strategic growth in value
  • Contribute to shaping the customer's strategies for acquisitions and studies
  • Organize and lead multi-disciplinary teams in the strategic development of new capabilities and workflows
  • Provide architecture level acquisition support, studies, and analysis
  • Participate in engagement activities with a variety of mission partners across government as well as diverse industry partners
  • 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
  • Participate in significant interaction with staff in the Aerospace Engineering Matrix Organizationto ensure appropriate tasking, progress and results
  • Excel in a fast-paced, small team environment
  • Operate as a direct interface to the government program leadership and interface with all levels of Aerospace, customer, and contractor personnel
  • Be self-motivated to search for and recognize technical and programmatic issues and develop related solutions
  • Mentor and support the growth of junior members of the team as well as key Aerospace Engineering Matrix Organization staff


  • BS in engineering, computer science, or a related field.
  • A proven history of applying engineering skills and best practices to the resolution of complex problems
  • Demonstrated ability to interface between other organizations across the broader IC and National Security Space Enterprise
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and lead the activities of senior technical staff and contribute to the efforts of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and defend technical positions based on complex analysis sets
  • Ability to work closely and collaboratively with government and SETA personnel
  • Ability to work in a highly dynamic environment with quickly changing priorities and activities
  • Direct experience with overhead GEOINT systems
  • Experience in developing requirements for overhead systems
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and customer interface skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Some travel will be necessary to support contractor activities
  • Must show initiative and leadership and require minimal management oversight
  • Must have current TS/SCI with SSBI
  • This position requires the ability to have and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Engineering, Mathematics, or Science
  • At least 12 years of experience in government space acquisition, with a preference for experience which spans mission areas and classes of programs
  • Ability to identify, self-organize, and initiate Engineering Matrix Organization activities in support of government priorities
  • An understanding of the GEOINT mission and overall intelligence objectives
  • Experience interacting with the GEOINT community on future needs and requirements
  • Experience with early acquisition systems engineering processes
  • 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 Organization personnel and processes and experience tasking Matrix resources

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

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC
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