Remote Sensing Modeling and Simulation Project Engineer with Security Clearance

Aerospace Corporation
Chantilly, Virginia
Dec 01, 2023
Dec 06, 2023
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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 GEOINT Innovations Office's Futures Architecture Department serves as a lead technical advisor to the NRO's Office of the GEOINT Chief Architect. We are looking for a Project Engineer or Senior Project Engineer to coordinate remote sensing modeling and simulation efforts focused on EO/IR that will impact the design and acquisition of the next generation GEOINT space architecture and pave the way on how the Government approaches modeling methodologies in this highly influential office! This position requires 100% on site work in Chantilly, VA What You'll Be Doing Leading and coordinating subject matter experts from Aerospace's matrixed organization to perform orbit design trades, payload design trades and exploring collection CONOPs for remote sensing EO/IR constellations in the evaluation of future GEOINT architectures for performance, user requirements satisfaction and mission utility Working independently and organizing technical support to conduct constellation and architecture level trades to include constellation sizing, orbit design and configuration, payload design and collection CONOPs evaluation with a focus on remote sensing EO/IR payloads and systems
Providing objective technical input to key architecture and enterprise level decisions in the NRO GEOINT Directorate and beyond, responding to urgent technical questions originating from multiple agencies (NRO, NGA, DoD, ODNI), NRO Leadership and Congressional direction
Identifying, tasking and tracking Aerospace matrixed resources
Communicating across Aerospace, SETA and Government teams
Presenting results to senior level program office management
Mentoring and providing technical guidance to team members in ETG
This position is located on-site with the Government customer What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements for the Project Engineer role: Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, mathematics or related technical discipline
Technical experience in architecture modeling, orbital mechanics and space systems
Familiarity with remote sensing mission payloads
Demonstrated capability to address and solve complex challenges
Strong organization and communication skills
This position requires an active TS security clearance which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance In addition to the above, the following are the minimum requirements for the Senior Project Engineer role Advanced degree in relevant science, engineering, mathematics or related technical discipline
Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary technical teams and integrate their results into decision-driving products How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these: Strong understanding of GEOINT architectures, and EO/IR systems
Detailed knowledge of relevant Aerospace resources and demonstrated experience in planning or conducting architectural and optimization trade-studies
Experience developing visualizations using modeling and simulation software to depict constellations and architectures
Program Office experience working directly with contractors, SETA and government customers
Experience working within the intelligence community and advising senior officials Leadership Competencies Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who: Operate Strategically Lead Change Engage with Impact Foster Innovation Deliver Results 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 or by email at . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .