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Senior Engineer, Systems Engineering

Senior Engineer, Systems Engineering

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Engineering - Systems Engineering

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This position supports Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Mission Architecture group in Huntsville, AL. Under general direction, the Senior Engineer determines approaches to address technical and development objectives demonstrating an in-depth understanding and application of propulsion principles, concepts, and practices. Works within an integrated product team environment to design, demonstrate, and develop rocket propulsion systems.


This position may be filled at the level posted or at the next higher level.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

75% - Identifies, evaluates, and provides creative and practical solutions to a wide range of solid propulsion system problems requiring the use of conventional engineering design and analysis methods and tools. Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation of company processes and procedures. Works on assignments requiring broad knowledge of precedents in solid rocket propulsion and in-depth knowledge of principles and practices within the solid propulsion industry. Leads small engineering teams in the analysis and development of advanced solid propulsion concepts.  Participates in the planning and conduct of solid propulsion system studies, design requirements, development testing, and design reviews. Defines systems requirements and determines applicable validation methods for compliance and verification. Participates in new business capture campaigns and technical proposals describing innovative design approach, relevant heritage, risk assessment and mitigation planning, and rationale with estimated cost and schedule.


25% - Prepares and delivers results in oral presentations and/or written documents. Provides guidance to less experienced engineers. Support engineering improvement initiatives such as tool enhancements and standard work procedures.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or appropriate discipline/science and 5 years of directly related technical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree desirable. Expertise in the development of solid systems is strongly desirable. Working knowledge of vehicle, propulsion, and mission analysis and performance tools CAD tools is desirable.


US Citizenship Only Required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information.



Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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