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Communications Systems Engineer

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: January 25, 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 National Systems Group serves as the technical advisor to the Intelligence Community and its mission partners involved in the collection and distribution of national and tactical intelligence, including electronics programs, advanced technologies, ground and communications, imagery programs, and systems engineering and launch.The Ground and Communications Division is looking for a Communications Systems Engineer (Sr. Project Engineer/Project Engineer) to define and advance new concepts to deliver innovative applications to existing and future space and ground systems. As a full-time on-site team member at the customer location, you will work closely with Government, SETA, and other FFRDC personnel on numerous projects across a variety of technical fields. You will lead the Aerospace efforts with support from the Aerospace Engineering matrix to evaluate, develop, and test complex solutions to bring the novel applications to operations.This position requires 100% on site work in Chantilly, VAWhat You'll Be Doing

  • Facilitate studies on advanced communication applications to existing and future space and ground systems.
  • Guide the analysis, modeling & simulation, and prototyping with domain experts to supply the information for government decision making.
  • Function as the Aerospace point of contact to evaluate concepts, architectures, requirements, and interfaces for risks and provide course of action recommendations.
  • Represent Aerospace at program office and technical exchange meetings.
  • Prepare and review Aerospace technical reports and briefing materials in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with the Government program office representatives, SETA and other FFRDC staff, and contractor personnel.
    What You Need to be SuccessfulMinimum Requirements for the Project Engineer:
    • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Systems Engineering, Math or related technical area.
    • 8 years of progressively more responsible engineering experience
    • Experience providing analysis of space and ground communication systems.
    • Ability to effectively manage work on multiple tasks.
    • Willing to travel domestically 5%.
    • This position requires a current and active TS/SCI security clearance and polygraph, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.In addition to the above, the Sr. Project Engineer position will require:
      • 12 years of progressively more responsible engineering experience
      • Experience supporting analysis of space and ground communication systems.
      • Experience with advanced communication applications to existing and future space and ground systems.
      • Experience working with an Engineering Matrix or using reach back engineering support
        How You Can Stand OutIt would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
        • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Systems Engineering, Math or related technical area
        • Ability to contribute to an analysis, modeling & simulation, or design of space and ground communication systems.
        • Experience testing prototypes and new technology insertions for space systems.
        • Understanding of the Aerospace engineering matrix or previous experience building a study team in a functional matrix organization.
        • Proven experience interacting with and briefing government personnel across program offices, SETA and FFRDC staff, and developer contractors.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 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 , Communications Systems Engineer, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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