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Software Acquisition Engineer

Company: Aerospace Corporation
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 44222 All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia); El Segundo, CA (California) 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?Responsibilities The Aerospace Corporation is looking for experienced software system engineers and software acquisition experts to join our growing Software Systems and Acqusition Department. Our customers need your help to acquire cutting-edge software capabilities to adapt to the evolving space technology landscape! KEY FUNCTIONS Successful candidates will assist customers with these types of engineering functions:Defining/refining/analyzing software requirements to support space, ground, and launch programs in the national security, civil, and commercial domains Developing enterprise software strategies and architectures Elaborating acquisition strategies, creating concepts of operation, producing request for proposal packages, and participating in source selections Providing software systems engineering expertise to support effective management of large, software-reliant programs through pre-acquisition planning, source selection, design reviews, integration and test, and early operational testing Performing static and dynamic code analyses and interpreting results Participating in engineering studies such as software architecture evaluations; risk and opportunity identification, assessment, and mitigation; technology planning and insertion; performance assessments; failure analyses; and/or market research Researching challenge problems, testing hypotheses, prototyping novel approaches, and/or proving concepts Preparing technical reports and presentations to disseminate findings, guidance, and technical information to a wide audience This position is in Chantilly, VA or El Segundo, CA. Occasional local and/or overnight travel to other locations is required. Qualifications This position can be filled as a Software Acquisition Engineer or a Senior Software Acquisition Engineer. Required Qualifications for Software Acquisition Engineer: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or closely related technical discipline required 8 or more years of significant experience in the development of complex, software-reliant systems across the lifecycle from inception through design, construction, testing, and deployment Experience working with software processes and metrics Experience in software acquisition and/or software assurance Knowledge of Agile software development techniques, AWS technologies, and/or cloud computing Familiarity with one or more SDLC models Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to manage multiple simultaneous tasks and adapt to changing priorities Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups 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. Required Qualifications for Senior Software Acquisition Engineer Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or closely related technical discipline required 12 or more years of significant experience in the development of complex, software-reliant systems across the lifecycle from inception through design, construction, testing, and deployment Experience defining and analyzing software processes and metrics Experience in software acquisition and/or software assurance Hands-on experience with Agile software development techniques, AWS technologies, and/or cloud computing Familiarity with one or more SDLC models Experience leading technical teams and mentoring junior personnel Demonstrated high levels of innovation, creativity, and initiative Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to manage multiple simultaneous tasks and adapt to changing priorities Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups 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. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Active TS/SSBI clearance Advanced degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or closely related technical discipline Demonstrated experience working toward the acquisition of software-reliant systems (as an acquirer or a supplier) Demonstrated experience on critical, large scale, large team software-reliant systems for space Demonstrated knowledge of the space enterprise Demonstrated knowledge of government acquisition processes Transcript Requirement Transcripts are not required for this position. Additional Requisition Details System Job Title : ENGRG SPECIALIST 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. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .Nearest Major Market: Washington DC Job Segment: Developer, Software Engineer, Engineer, Construction, Electrical, Technology, Engineering - provided by Dice

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