Systems Engineer II- Propulsion with Security Clearance

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BAE Systems
Boulder, Colorado
May 10, 2024
May 23, 2024
Engineering, Systems
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

Join the Propulsion System Engineering team - a group of motivated problem solvers. We're excited about the challenging projects we're involved in and have a strong commitment to the missions we enable. We're seeking an experienced spacecraft propulsion systems engineer who can help our team lead efforts to deliver high-quality flight propulsion systems.
In addition to these duties, we are seeking an individual who can help our organization develop electrical propulsion solutions for emerging missions. Any skills and/or experience in the field of electric propulsion would be viewed as highly desirable.
As a Propulsion Engineer II your duties will include responsibility for the design, manufacture, procurement, and test for one or more propulsion systems, components and/or assemblies. This job requires coordination with customers, suppliers, test facilities, and other related fields including manufacturing, subcontracts, quality, structure design, analysis, systems engineering, and integration with affected subsystems and facilities. Work can include the complete life cycle of the system from definition, interfaces, conceptual design, detailed design, component development, procurement, assembly, testing, verification, launch preparations and on-orbit operations. The Engineering, Science and Analysis (ESA) Strategic Capabilities Unit comprises the technical talent and organizational leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers' missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution. What You'll Do: Lead all efforts to allow for accommodation of new and/or refinement of existing propulsion systems including propulsion system/component sizing, requirement development and allocation, performance analyses, design tasks, integration, test, verification, launch and flight operations.
Support new business development, proposal efforts, and/or flight projects (definition, design, AI&T, launch, operations).
Perform trade studies to select the applicable propulsion design solution.
Participate in the development of innovative propulsion solutions and architectures (focus on Electric Propulsion in particular is desirable).
Subcontract technical management including development of specifications, SOWs, interfaces and supplier data requirements.
Maintain subsystem technical baseline at company with supplier inputs.
Technical writing (procedures, analysis support and description documents, test reports, SOWs, technical articles).
Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
Perform other duties as necessary. On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site three or more days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required. Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
May access other facilities in various weather conditions. Required Education, Experience, & Skills BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 5 or more years related experience.
Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
Ability to work on a multi-disciplinary team performing design trades, detailed design/analysis activities and performance and maintenance assessments of operational systems.
Effective in small team-work environment with broad responsibilities and minimal oversight.
2 years direct experience in a design and implementation related role.
Propulsion Subsystem Engineering experience with an understanding of the aspects of design, analysis, production, test, and operations.
Architectural understanding of propulsion components
Knowledge of working with fluid and/or gas feed systems
Knowledge of a wide range of propulsion system types (e.g., Blowdown, Regulated, Bi-propellant, etc.)
A solid technical foundation in Spacecraft Propulsion.
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of managing subcontracts.
Knowledge of vendors/subcontractors across core EP technologies areas with established relationships with key personnel within vendor/subcontractor community.
Excellent presentation skills with experience briefing senior decision making and technical audiences.
Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Excel & Word.
A security clearance or access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position. However, the applicant must be willing and eligible for submission, depending on program requirements, after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access. Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills A desire to learn - our culture fosters intellectual curiosity.
Experience designing and/or testing in-space electric propulsion systems.
Familiarity with AFSPCMAN 91-710 and other Range Safety documentation and requirements.
Knowledge or willingness to learn Electric Propulsion Subsystem Engineering aspects of design, analysis, production, test, and operations.
Understanding of EP PPU topologies and their integration onto space vehicles
Knowledge of electric propulsion system types (e.g., HET, ion, PPT, FEEP, electrospray, etc.)
Knowledge of EP system control and accommodation within a spacecraft
Knowledge of pointing mechanisms
Experience with industry propulsion analytical tools is highly desirable (AFT Impulse/Fathom, DSMC, Python, C/C++, MATLAB).
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with key personnel within the EP community and act as the Point of Contact for various EP suppliers and experts.
Knowledge of low-thrust trajectory codes and their capabilities.
Direct knowledge of applied plasma physics with spacecraft/instrument interactions. Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $111000 - $137500 Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics. About BAE Systems Space & Mission Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.