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Sr. Project Engineer - ODNI Technical Advisor

The Aerospace Corporation | Tysons Corner All States USA | Full Time | Posted: 10/22/2021

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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.

Job Summary

The National Systems Group (NSG) serves as the technical adviser to the Intelligence Community (IC) and its mission partners involved in the collection and distribution of national and tactical intelligence, including electronics programs, ground and communications, imagery programs, and systems engineering and launch.

The National Intelligence Division within NSG supports the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Policy and Capabilities (P&C) Directorate. P&C advances the integration of mission priorities and requirements across the IC to meet future challenges and opportunities in support of our Nation s security. The Aerospace team supports P&C decision making by delivering insight on the future intelligence environment with fact-based analysis on strategic issues, acquisitions, capabilities, cost, and effectiveness. Aerospace is looking for new Senior Project Engineers for our ODNI team.

What You ll Be Doing

  • Leverage your technical acumen and soft-people skills in working shoulder to shoulder with our Policy and Capabilities (P&C) customer to develop trusted-partner technical advisory relationships
  • Leverage expertise in technological advancements, mission and capability requirements, and major acquisition processes to improve executive decision making
  • Facilitate improvements in the IC mission by providing confidence that investments in new capabilities are available quickly, developed effectively, and meet user needs
  • Coordinate engagement with stakeholders across Aerospace and other IC elements
  • Reach-back to Aerospace space acquisition programs, systems architects, and other subject matter experts to form cross-functional, high-performing teams in support of our P&C customer
  • Demonstrate a motivated, positive, and success driven approach to tackle fast-pace and dynamic challenges
  • Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned as needed

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor s degree in applicable STEM areas or other relevant disciplines
  • 12 or more years of increasing responsibility and applicable experience in engineering or technical roles
  • Significant experience in engineering or analysis of space/ground systems and architecture assessments, advanced sensors, end-to-end systems, cyber studies, capability requirements, or cost studies
  • Be able to quickly analyze technical material and clearly and concisely summarize information both verbally and orally
  • Experience with supporting a space-related program office and facilitating reach back to obtain and coordinate technical support
  • This position requires a current and active TS/SSBI/SCI security clearance with polygraph, which is issued by the U.S. government.   U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • Advanced degree in applicable STEM areas or other relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated experience and deep technical knowledge of aspects of the IC requirements, acquisition processes, and relevant technologies (space/ground systems, advanced sensors, cyber, etc.)
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with other intelligence community and national security space organizations, facilitate the exchange of information and analysis, and perform research tasks to build effective assessments & recommendations.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinker with the ability to think ahead and anticipate potential problems or identify patterns and make meaning out of overarching trends.
  • Successfully demonstrated organizational and communications skills (e.g., effective communication, organization, time and resource tracking, interpersonal skills, relevant knowledge)
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of contractors, government customers, Aerospace program offices, and engineering staff.

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 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and  the supplement, as well as the  Pay Transparency Policy Statement.  

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Location Tysons Corner, United States
Categories Engineering
Sec Clearances Top Secret/SSBI

Location Maptop

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