Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Senior Engineer, Systems Engineering

    Location US-AL-Huntsville
    Job ID
    Engineering - Systems Engineering
  • Overview

    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


    We are seeking a Senior Engineer in Systems Engineering to join our Huntsville, AL location.


    Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy. Requires strong working knowledge of sytems engineering application for developing aerospace and rocket propulsion products for government and commercial customers. Coordinates and performs Systems Engineering activities of moderate scope and complexity, applying standard processes and using standard tools. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and

    practices to determine appropriate action.


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

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Working under limited general direction:


    60% - Develops systems, subsystem, and component requirements for liquid and solid rocket propulsion systems product development. Responsible for derivation, allocation, and documentation of requirements in requirements database and specifications. Coordinates requirements and related specification change management with IPT members. Defines and coordinates requirements verification plans with integrated product team members, plans and manages compliance assessment and certification.


    15% - Performs functional analysis and coordinates system trade studies. Coordinates selection of optimized concept baselines through benefit/cost trades in support of definition of system architecture and objectives.


    15% - Coordinates project risk and opportunity assessment and management and prepares and reports results on mitigation plans.


    10% - Communicates results in oral presentations and written communication.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering or appropriate discipline/science (Mechanical/Aerospace) and at least 5 years of directly related industry experience in Systems Engineering disciplines (product development cycle requirements management, risk management, integration) for aerospace/rocket propulsion system design development. Advanced degree desirable.


    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.


    Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

    • Requires ability to plan, coordinate, and implement systems engineering processes to ensure success of rocket system design development.
    • Experience with IBM Rational DOORS requirements management software and Microsoft Office needed.
    • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering tools and techniques desired.
    • Coursework in Systems Engineering (requirements management, risk management, product development cycle) disciplines and solid rocket propulsion strongly desired.
    • Experience with SysML model building and usage strongly desired.


    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 or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional 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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