Aerospace

Space and Launch Systems Analyst - Launch, Strike & Range

3+ months agoEl Segundo, CA

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.

Responsibilities

The Launch, Strike & Range department within the Advanced Development & Planning Division supports multiple customers on the development of hypersonic vehicles, space & launch vehicle technology, and advanced space & launch vehicle concept architectures. The selected candidate will lead an innovative and agile team to support these efforts for the benefit of the emerging space enterprise.

Key Functions

  • Collaborate with customers and Aerospace management to develop plans for future work
  • Lead multidisciplinary teams to support SMC/Development Corps, SMC/Portfolio Architect, and other DoD & civil customers on the advancement of hypersonic and space & launch vehicle technology
  • Prepare and present study results and recommendations to customers and Aerospace management
  • Prepare project budgets and manage project resources and execution

This position is available as an L2 Project Engineer andL3 Senior Project Engineer

Qualifications

Required Project Engineer
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or applied science from a recognized institution
  • 8 years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience with a focus on launch or space vehicles, hypersonic vehicles, and/or trajectory analysis preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and interact effectively government, Aerospace, and contractor personnel
  • Experience in concept assessments, advancing technologies, designing technology demonstrations, and establishing requirements for next-generation systems
  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance
  • Light to moderate travel is required

Preferred Project Engineer
  • Familiarity with electric propulsion concepts including High Powered Solar Electric Propulsion
  • Direct involvement in the development of launch vehicle and/or hypersonic vehicle technology
  • Good working knowledge of orbital mechanics and experience performing orbital mechanics analysis
  • Advanced degree in engineering or applied science

Required Sr Project Engineer
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or applied science from a recognized institution
  • 12 years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience with a focus on launch or space vehicles, hypersonic vehicles, and/or trajectory analysis preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams to perform multi-disciplinary trade studies
  • Demonstrated ability to develop briefings and present them to senior stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and interact effectively with senior government, Aerospace, and contractor personnel
  • Experience in concept assessments, advancing technologies, designing technology demonstrations and establishing requirements for next-generation systems
  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance
  • Light to moderate travel is required

Preferred Sr Project Engineer
  • Experience leading or participating in the launch vehicle, spacecraft, and/or enterprise architecture studies
  • Familiarity with electric propulsion concepts including High Powered Solar Electric Propulsion
  • Direct involvement in the development of launch vehicle and/or hypersonic vehicle technology
  • Good working knowledge of orbital mechanics and experience performing orbital mechanics analysis
  • Advanced degree in engineering or applied science

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.