Specialist Engineer (Spacecraft Systems Integration)
September 11, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
LIFT your career past the boundaries of possibility at Aerojet Rocketdyne.
Legacy | Innovation | Fulfillment | Teamwork
At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. From the Apollo missions to exploring Pluto, we have a long history of accomplishments. We are seeking a Specialist Engineer, Spacecraft Systems Integration and Mission Operations - Mission Architecture to join our team in Redmond, Washington.
The Specialist Engineer in Spacecraft Mission Operations and Systems Integration is a leadership position responsible for defining and directing the mission and spacecraft architecture activities in collaboration with Program Management and Business Development organizations. This position will be responsible for leading a systems engineering and integration team in space mission analysis and design/development/qualification to include mission objectives definition, mission characterization and evaluation, and spacecraft system requirements definition through allocation to system elements and subsystems. Demonstrated experience with the full breadth of spacecraft development from mission characterization through spacecraft assembly, integration, and test, including facilities and flow, launch site processing, on-orbit check-out, system verification testing, and qualification and demonstration planning.
Requires a Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Mechanical and/or Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering (or other appropriate discipline/science) and at least 9 (nine) years of direct experience in space mission analysis and operations, including spacecraft design, development, and qualification. Demonstrated positive interaction with internal and external customers and ability to engender respect from peers, customers and senior staff. Demonstrated communication skills with senior staff, program chief engineers, and executives. Expertise in the design, analysis, and testing of spacecraft systems and components is required. Working knowledge of space mission and spacecraft performance analytical and design tools is strongly desired. Spacecraft high power bus regulation (greater than 15kW), peak power tracking, and electric propulsion system (arcjet, hall effect, Ion) integration experience preferred.
US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 13386
About Aerojet Rocketdyne
At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. A world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recognized for your outstanding work.Founded in 1942, we have a long history of accomplishments, but here are just a few:•Our monopropellant hydrazine thrusters helped guide NASA’s Mars Science Lab to a successful landing on August 5, 2012. The much anticipated landing delivered the rover Curiosity to the Martian surface.•Aerojet Rocketdyne provided solid rocket boosters and other propulsion for the Juno spacecraft. Juno will arrive at Jupiter in 2016.•Every Delta IV mission to date has used Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion to help launch a variety of satellites for military and commercial customers.In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne has openings ...in various locations throughout the US.Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans & Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.