Astronomical research facilities

Aerospace Engineer (Mid-Level)
Location VA - Chantilly
Req # 3128
Minimum Clearance Required TS/SCI
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Centauri team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

Centauri is a software and systems engineering company headquartered in Chantilly, VA with offices Nationwide. We are seeking a junior candidate to join our Radar Analysis team to support model development and engineering analysis related to intelligence collection systems. In this Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance role, the individual will perform a variety of modeling, simulation, and analysis assignments.  Additionally, you will contribute to briefings, point papers, and meetings in direct support of Senior Government Managers.  Your work matters given that the analysis is frequently used to conduct trade studies and support Senior Government decisions. 

Position Requirements:

  • Explain and effectively communicate engineering results to government and corporate management.
  • Establish a plan for a project and to accomplish goals embodied by the plan.
  • Contribute to team efforts or to operate completely independently.
  • Read and modify engineering software scripts in a variety of languages for both problem solving and visualization
  • Ability to learn radar payloads, to include operating modes, waveforms, antenna types, signal error estimation, and optimization of sensor configurations 
  • Ability to learn sensor phenomenology for experimental applications
  • Ability to learn to design engineering experiments for the purpose of understanding system design impacts or identifying optimal parameter settings


  • At a minimum, a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or other related fields
  • Familiarity with software scripting languages (e.g. Matlab, Python)
  • 1-5 years’ experience; 5 years preferred
  • Active TS/SCI clearance

Work Locations can be in:  Chantilly, VA, Ann Arbor, MI, Valley Forge, PA, or Carlsbad, CA

Centauri is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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