Astronomical research facilities

Aerospace Engineer
Location VA - Chantilly
Req # 3473
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.

The ideal candidate must have experience performing engineering analysis and software scripting in support of space system acquisition, design, or operations.

The ideal candidate must have experience performing engineering analysis and software scripting in support of space system acquisition, design, or operations.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Apply orbital mechanics, to include propagation, propulsion, and error estimation to solve a variety of aerospace engineering problems
  • Write engineering software scripts in a variety of languages for both problem solving and visualization
  • Conduct orbit determination analysis and simulate observations
  • Measure the performance of space systems and their interaction with other constellations
  • Design and implement a model framework for space situational awareness engineering and analysis
  • Implement new sensor phenomenology for experimental applications
  • Design engineering experiments for the purpose of understanding system design impacts or identifying optimal parameter settings
  • Explain and effectively communicate complex engineering analyses and studies 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.

Qualifications:

  • At a minimum, a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or other related fields
  • 3 to 20 years of experience conducting aerospace engineering analysis, modeling, and simulation
  • Experience with remote sensing, to include an understanding of sensor payloads and their Concept of Operations (CONOPs)
  • Experience with a variety of scripting languages for simulation model development and engineering analysis, e.g. Matlab, Python, R, Perl, or related languages
  • Experience working in the Government space industry
  • Experience with the Intelligence Community
  • Some statistics background is desired
  • Demonstrated initiative and strong ownership of deliverables

Security Requirements:

  • Must have an active government TS/SCI security clearance

 

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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