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Posted by: Aerospace Corporation on Nov 27, 2017


Chantilly, VA

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 24681 
All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia) 
The Vehicle Engineering Department is part of the Vehicle Systems Division, the premier satellite and launch vehicle technical organization within the Aerospace Corporation. We are seeking a mid-career engineer who is inquisitive, motivated, has outstanding technical skills, and has uncompromising technical integrity and objectivity to contribute to our growing team in the Vehicle Modeling and Analysis Section in Chantilly, Virginia. In this position you will act as technical authority and will lead interfaces between customers' and Aerospace technical staff and management. You will also mentor less experienced staff and serve as role model.

Provide spacecraft engineering analytical support to intelligence, defense, and civil agency programs as well as internal research. Analysis areas may include geolocation, optimal satellite pointing and planning, estimation and calibration, satellite tasking, and satellite data processing. Analyses in support of vehicle integration, vehicle-to-system and vehicle-to-ground interface assessment, vehicle on-orbit performance assessment and trending, and advanced system algorithm development. Be a point-of-contact for detailed technical analyses and assessments to validate requirements assess capabilities and margins identify failure modes investigate issues and anomalies Apply your knowledge and expertise and work with your Aerospace Corporation program support teammates to form recommendations and provide technical advice to intelligence, defense, and civil customers. Initiate and lead advanced complex integrated analysis and simulation projects consisting of diverse teams with additional Aerospace engineering and laboratory support. Provide technical leadership in identifying, mitigating, and solving applicable satellite, launch vehicle, and subsystem risks and issues. Lead the design and development of standard software tools for modeling and simulation in high performance computing environments.

Bachelor's degree in physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, or an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution
Twelve years of experience including five years of experience in space systems modeling, analysis, and simulation. Excellent technical writing and communication skills. Experience in engineering modeling and analysis with computer programming of models, simulations, and/or data processing. Familiarity with and/or excitement to learn Object Oriented programming principles, software configuration management, and basic software design. Pro-active with strong interpersonal, analytical, leadership, and communications skills. Active TS/SCI security clearance. This position requires the Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
Graduate-level degree in physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, or an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution Ability to support the planning and development of missile, launch vehicle, satellite, payload sensors systems, and/or ground processing programs. Demonstrated project or team leadership experience. Ability to work closely with senior Aerospace/government management. Experience with rotational dynamics and kinematics, statistics and error evaluation, geometric optics and imaging systems. Familiarity with Linux and high-performance computing environments.

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Additional Requisition Details
System Job Title : ENGRG SPCLST SR  
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.
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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About Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation is a nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center. It provides guidance and advice to military, civil, and commercial customers ensuring the success of complex, technology-based programs. The Aerospace Corporation is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with multiple locations across the United States.

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