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Test and Integration Engineer

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: January 18, 2023

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. 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 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. Job SummaryThe Systems Integration and Test Office (SITO) is currently looking for a Senior Project Engineer in Aerospace locations supporting the National Capital Region. This position entails supporting programs executed in multiple regions, including but not limited to satellite programs, ground systems, small satellite experimentation, prototyping, and rapid acquisition; nuclear weapons design and acquisition; nuclear weapons security and non-proliferation.SITO is the Aerospace Engineering Technology Group (ETG) source of expertise in Systems Integration - including technology insertion, and system engineering applied to operationally realistic tests. SITO staff support all program phases from pre-contract assistance with concepts of operation, integration planning, system test planning, design and development activities followed by build, integration, verification, and transition to operations events. This position represents a significant career opportunity to grow the division tasking and be part of innovating solutions to customer challenges.What You'll Be Doing

  • Develop and collect the latest in test and integration practices, to include agile, Digital Engineering, enterprise performance, and proliferated constellations.
  • Coordinate with Government, SETA, and contractor teams to field a highly classified critical system.
  • Support activities to the Space Systems Center, IC, NASA, and NNSA Office of Systems Engineering and Integration, NNSA weapons Life Extension Programs (LEPs) and other NNSA offices with system engineering and integration (SE&I) expertise.
  • 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 Launch and Initialization and Operations.
    • Provide test and integration assistance with acquisition support to new programs, and updates to existing programs.
    • Provide assistance with high-level and detailed test planning, test architecture, test design, test execution, test and data evaluation, anomaly and deficiency, resolution, and residual risk assessment for operationally realistic and system performance testing.
    • Provide assistance with the requirements for engineering models, simulations, test beds, and special test equipment for all organizations involved with system testing.
    • Provide direct support to programs and corporate entities in the areas of integration reviews, studies related to integration, and failure investigation.
    • Establish verifiable requirements for space systems and ensure the appropriate use of test as a verification and validation technique for programs during the requirements definition phase.
    • Ensure appropriate verification and validation of both interface and transition requirements are planned and executed.What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements:
      • BS degree in engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences is required or an equivalent combination of training and experience
      • 12 or more years of progressively responsible experience in systems engineering or program management
      • Knowledge of space and space related systems
      • Demonstrated ability to form and lead teams
      • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly dynamic Program Office environment with a mix of government, FFRDC, and SETA personnel
      • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; experience presenting and writing technical information
      • Some travel is required
      • Current TS/SCI or Q clearance is requiredHow You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
        • Advanced degree in technical discipline (engineering, science or math)
        • Systems Engineering experience with rapid operational systems
        • An excellent personal technical reputation and a record of personal technical achievement
        • Program office and management, independent review, or advisory board experience
        • Working knowledge of expertise from across the Aerospace corporation, especially subject matter experts and laboratory operations with the ability to support customer needs
        • Knowledge on MBSE and agile methodologies
        • Eligibility for Special Access ProgramsWays 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 respectWe 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 at ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Keywords: The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly , Test and Integration Engineer, Engineering , Chantilly, Virginia

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