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Senior Engineer, Systems and Supportability Engineering

Senior Engineer, Systems and Supportability Engineering

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US-FL-Kennedy Space Center
Engineering - Systems Engineering

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Senior Engineer, Systems Analysis to work at our Kennedy Space Center, FL location.


In this role, you will provide Systems Engineering and Support Analysis of the RS-25 Rocket Engine for the NASA Space Launch System. The tasks typically support concept development and deployment of rocket engine propulsion products during their initial phase. Job duties involve support analysis creation, initial fielding and delivered product support. This position will ensure that fielded products meet customer expectations. This effort will be in support of integration, testing and launch of the NASA Space Launch System. The successful candidate will be part of an nation-wide Engineering team to support fielding and support of liquid rocket propulsion projects. 


Travel to various AR and customer sites can be expected at approximately 10% of total time.


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

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

60% - Creation of operation and maintenance analysis with a strong emphasis on requirements for maintainability and integration of rocket engine and support equipment. Job duties involve support analysis creation, initial fielding and delivered product support. Ensure that fielded products meet customer expectations. Participation in blended work team (Boeing personnel) to support engine integration activities at the NASA -Michoud Assembly Facility.


20% - Provide Engineering integration and liaison support to rocket engine and ground support equipment at the Test Site (Stennis Space Center), the Integration Site (Michoud Assembly Facility), and the Launch Site (Kennedy Space Center). Interfacing with NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne, The Boeing Company and subcontractors.


20% - Support Systems Integration and Testing, including support to full-up rocket stage assembly and mechanical/fluid systems check-out, inspection and refurbishment.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Industrial Technology or other discipline and five (5) years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


US 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.

Additional Requirements:

  • Solid academic and professional track record of accomplishment expected, along with excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work with little direction.
  • Demonstrated leadership & teamwork skills are a must.
  • Must have working knowledge of all Microsoft Software applications.
  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering, Requirements Management and data products expected.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of aircraft/spacecraft maintenance and fluid/mechanical systems is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of RS-25 Rocket Engine assembly, test and flight operations is a plus.
  • Knowledge large scale spacecraft and propulsion system assembly and launch integration is desirable.


Work Environment/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 25 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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