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2023 Vehicle Autonomy Engineer

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: January 24, 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. The Vehicle Systems Division (VSD) sits at the center of the ideas and data behind current and future systems supplying innovative research and development; technical evaluations during the acquisition process; conceptual and detailed design; assembly, integration, and test; and operational support. Comprised primarily of highly-trained mechanical and aerospace engineers, VSD provides national expertise in the areas of vehicle engineering; guidance, navigation, and controls; robotics; electro-mechanical devices; embedded systems; fluid mechanics; propulsion; thermal control; orbital mechanics; mechanisms; structures; structural dynamics; and dynamic environments.The Vehicle Engineering Department is part of the Vehicle Systems Division, the premier satellite and launch vehicle technical organization within the Aerospace Corporation. Vehicle Engineering is expanding into advanced autonomy for space systems and is seeking experienced candidates to be on the leading edge of autonomy research and integration.Work Model:This position will be a hybrid work model and offer partially remote with some onsite work required in Chantilly, VA or El Segundo, CA based on business needs.What You'll Be Doing

  • Provide technical contributions to advanced autonomy as an individual contributor
  • Working with technical teams to solve complex problems.
  • Support analytical and testing capabilities to meet the needs of highly autonomous systems
  • Work closely with senior staff to help customers to identify their autonomy needs and foster lasting relationships that support the entire design and operational life cycle of critical space systems
  • Establish Vehicle Engineering and Autonomy subject matter expertise by applying relevant engineering and analytical skills
  • Provide direct technical support to a variety of space programs with a focus on autonomy, modeling, simulation, and analysis
  • Communication skills with an ability to explain complex technical issues, activities, architectures and designs, and operations to staff and customers with limited engineering background
  • Utilizing communication skills with an ability to explain complex technical issues, activities, architectures and designs, and operations to staff and customers.
  • Working both independently and in a collaborative environment on multiple projects
  • Support research into Hardware/Software-in-the-Loop (HIL/SIL) development for testing satellite systems, especially those incorporating artificial intelligence into their architectureWhat You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements:
    • Masters' degree from an accredited programin Mechanical Engineer, Computer Engineer, or related discipline (pursuing or conferred within last 12 months).
    • 0-1 year of industry work experience
    • Vehicle simulation and test experience
    • Experience with one or more space-related discipline including: dynamics, control, or artificial intelligence
    • Experience identifying analytical or testing verification processes
    • Experience in autonomous systems
    • This position requires 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 clearanceHow You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
      • PhD degree from an accredited programin Mechanical Engineer, Computer Engineer, or related discipline (pursuing or conferred within last 12 months).
      • Vehicle simulation and test experience
      • Experience with hardware-software interfacing and communications, or embedded systems
      • A current and active TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government.We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills. (Min - Mid - Max)$71,000 - $124,000 - $176,000Ways 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 atieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as thePay Transparency Policy Statement.

Keywords: The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly , 2023 Vehicle Autonomy Engineer, Engineering , Chantilly, Virginia

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