Space Architecture Engineer

Requisition ID: 43697

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?

Responsibilities

The Space Architecture Department provides system-level, architecture-level, and cross-portfolio engineering and program assessment analyses of space systems and launch systems, collaborating with other organizations across Aerospace as needed, for NASA and National Security Space (NSS) programs. The department manages the System Architecture Team and Human Spaceflight Team, two of six Concept Design Center (CDC) teams, and supports the other four CDC teams as needed. The department manages several programmatic and cost assessment capabilities, in coordination with other Aerospace cost experts, and is developing a more comprehensive and integrated Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) analysis capability. The department also supports detailed launch vehicle performance assessments as needed in concert with its launch architecture analysis capability.

Key Functions

  • Space Systems Architecture Engineer will plan and perform technical systems engineering within the Space Architecture Department
  • Participate in a broad range of architecture-level design activities to support our NSS, civil and commercial customers
  • Emphasis will be on development and evaluation of innovative and cost-effective space systems architectures, concepts, and performance
  • Specific activities include:
    • Participate in multi-disciplinary study teams
    • Provide independent assessments in support to readiness events
    • Identify and assess technical risk
    • Support End-to-End modeling activities
    • Closely collaborate with other Aerospace personnel within the Architecture and Design Subdivision (ADS)
    • May also work with the NSS, civil and commercial customers to identify top-level requirements and develop pre-acquisition architectures that will drive new systems of systems
    • Prepare reports, develop briefings, and present recommendations to customers and Aerospace management.


This position is available as Member of Technical Staff (MTS) or a Sr. Member of Technical Staff (Sr. MTS)

Qualifications

Required for Space Systems Architecture Engineer (MTS)
  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution
  • Two (2) or more years of increasingly responsible experience or degree equivalent.
  • Familiarity with spacecraft, payloads, ground systems, and launch systems
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.


Required for Space Systems Architecture Engineer (Sr. MTS)
  • Five (5) or more years of increasingly responsible experience or degree equivalent.
  • Experience in engineering or technical roles related to space systems architecture
  • Familiarity with spacecraft, payloads, ground systems, and launch systems
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance


Preferred
  • Knowledge of space architecture conceptual design, analysis, and concurrent engineering techniques, or systems engineering experience
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with customers, Aerospace program offices and contractors
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous tasks, and be flexible and adaptable to changes in tasking
  • An advanced degree in engineering, science, or related field
  • A current TS/SCI


Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title : MEMBER-TECH STF

Clearance Requirement: None

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.

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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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC
Job Segment: Architecture, R&D Engineer, Engineer, Security Clearance, Top Secret Clearance, Engineering, Government


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