Space Systems Integration Engineer

Requisition ID: 41513

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?


The Systems Integration and Test Office offer a diverse range of capabilities that enable and support the effective implementation of technical and programmatic mission assurance activities on satellite, launch vehicle, and the associated ground equipment and facilities. SITO staff support all program phases beginning with pre-contract assistance with concepts of operation, integration planning and system test planning, design and development activities followed by build, integration, verification, and transition to operations events. SITO is the ETG source of expertise in systems integration - including technology insertion, and system engineering aspects applied to developing operationally realistic tests.

Key Functions

  • Provide systems engineering and integration expertise in defining and developing a mission, organizational, physical, functional, signal, hardware/software, and operational interfaces.
  • Provide direct integration support to programs in all phases of the acquisition life cycle through the transition to operations.
  • Provide assistance with integration related strategy, processes, and artifacts.
  • Provide assistance with authoring, evaluation, and tailoring, of application integration standards and command media.
  • Provide assistance with acquisition support to new programs, and updates to existing programs
  • Establish appropriate and complete interface, accommodation, transition, and usage requirements for programs in requirements definition phase.
  • Ensure optimum interface designs during the design phase.
  • Ensure the systems are designed with human considerations for all processes
  • Ensure appropriate verification and validation of both interface and transition requirements are planned and executed.
  • Create and update internal Aerospace command media, standards, guidelines, Mission Assurance Baseline, training and tutorials for integration processes.
  • Provide direct support to programs and corporate entities in the areas of integration reviews, studies related to integration, and failure investigation.

This position is available as an Engineering Specialist (L2) or Senior Engineering Specialist (L3)



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science or mathematics.
  • Minimum 8 years experience with multiple aspects of space systems integration, such as enterprise integration, space vehicle -ground systems integration, human systems integration, and new technology insertion into existing systems.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership and strong interpersonal skills required for interacting with Aerospace peers, internal and external customers, and contractor representatives.
  • Must be technically persuasive with strong written and verbal skills.
  • Experience with multiple aspects of space systems integration, such as space - ground - user integration, payloads to spacecraft bus, spacecraft bus integration, software to hardware integration, and new technology insertion into existing space applications.
  • Must have demonstrated the ability to clearly define technical tasks, form and lead technical teams.
  • Current DoD Secret clearance with the ability to obtain TS/SCI

  • Advanced degree in engineering, science or mathematics.
  • Mission domain knowledge, e.g. electro-optical, ground, etc.
  • Advanced degree in engineering, science or mathematics
  • Current and active TS/SCI

Qualifications for Sr. Engineering Specialist

  • Minimum 12 years experience with multiple aspects of space systems integration, such as enterprise integration, space vehicle -ground systems integration, human systems integration, and new technology insertion into existing systems.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science or mathematics.
  • Current DoD Secret clearance with the ability to obtain TS/SCI.

  • Advanced degree in engineering, science or mathematics.
  • Publication of applicable command media, training material, and/or technical papers.
  • Current SCI clearance

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: Top Secret

Access: SCI

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.

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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