System of Systems Engineer with Security Clearance

    Aerospace Corporation
    Chantilly, VA 20151
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space. At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves. The System-of-Systems Engineering (SOSE) Office provides a wide array of architectural and portfolio analysis capabilities and integrates expertise and other system analysis and design capabilities from across the Aerospace Engineering and Technology Group (ETG) to support our most enterprise focused customers' acquisition, portfolio, and cross-system architectural decisions. Within the SOSE Office, overall the person in this position will act as a senior technical authority, consultant, primary investigator, or team leader. The incumbent may lead or organize interfaces between customers and Aerospace technical and management staff. The incumbent may also coordinate large-scale technical efforts across program/project lines. May mentor less experienced MTS and serve as role model. Responsibilities * Provide engineering and analytical support to government customers in the area of enterprise and systems architecture and system-of-systems engineering
    * Interact directly with Aerospace program office personnel as well as government customers
    * Collaborate closely and remotely with the SOSE team in Colorado Springs, CO; Chantilly, VA;and El Segundo, CA
    * Facilitate the deployment or implementation of existing Aerospace tools and frameworks with government customers
    * Understand customer problems and issues and turn them into tasks that can be supported by Aerospace capabilities at large
    * Identify new capabilities and enhancements to current capabilities that will better support the customer base
    * Independently conduct long-range technical studies and report findings
    * Initiate studies designed to solve new technical problems and provide new technical solutions
    * Provide ongoing technical consultation and advice to management, customers, and contractors
    * Take initiative to inform management of perceived technical problems and recommend courses of action
    * Lead cross-organizational teams and organize interfaces with Aerospace program offices and/or government customers
    * Act as the organization's designated representative at technical meetings, presentations, and symposia
    * Occasional travel may be required
    This position is available as an Aerospace Corporation Engineering Specialist or Senior Engineering Specialist Qualifications Required * This position requires a current TS/SCI security clearance
    * Bachelor'sdegree in science, mathematics or engineering
    * Ideally 8 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including multi-disciplinary systems engineering and/or program management environments
    * Demonstrated participation in system architecting activities
    * Demonstrated participation in broad, multidisciplinary teams involving system design, acquisition and/or operations in one or more of the following areas: satellite systems, ground systems, launch systems, spacecraft buses, and spacecraft payloads
    * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
    * Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, adapt quickly to change, be comfortable with ambiguity, and demonstrate initiative under pressure
    Preferred * Prior experience with portfolio management tools and processes
    * Strong knowledge of systems-of-systems (SoS)engineering and architectingand model-based system engineering (MBSE) discipline, literature, tools, and processes
    * Prior experience with related Aerospace architecting and design capabilities (CDC,PDST, various performance, cost, and risk analysis tools, etc.)
    * Extensive knowledge of the breadth and depth of ETG's technical capabilities andcustomer base with the ability to support from remote Aerospace locations
    Additional Qualifications for Senior Engineering Specialist Required * Advanceddegree in science, mathematics or engineering
    * Ideally 12 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including multi-disciplinary systems engineering and/or program management environments
    * Demonstrated leadership in system architecting activities
    * Prior experience in a consulting role successfully delivering advice that may be controversial
    * Demonstrated leadership of broad, multidisciplinary teams involving system design, acquisition and/or operations in one or more of the following areas: satellite systems, ground systems, launch systems, spacecraft buses, and spacecraft payloads
    Ways We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits. Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include: * Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
    * Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
    * Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
    * 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
    * Flexible spending accounts
    * Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
    * Relocation assistance
    * Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
    * Education assistance programs
    * An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect
    We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation. 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 review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law andthe supplement, as well as thePay Transparency Policy Statement.
    Posting ID: 602934033Posted: 2021-04-16Job Title: Clearance