Aerospace Engineer Senior Technical Specialist
Perspecta
Chantilly, VA

About $86,000 - $120,000 a year

Education
Business Group Highlights
Intelligence

The Intelligence group provides high-end systems engineering and integration products and services, data analytics and software development to national and military intelligence customers. Serving federal agencies and the Intelligence Community for more than 50 years, the Intelligence group helps our clients meet their mission needs by providing trusted advisors, leading-edge technologies, and innovative solutions.

Responsibilities
We are searching for candidates to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) and Information Technology-Information Assurance-Information Management (IT-IA-IM) support for our client. They are responsible for all applied and advanced Research and Development, as well as the development and operation of technical demonstrations and operational prototypes. Advanced technologies are developed to support revolutionary changes and upgrades to current system operations in the conduct of the mission. Capability pathfinders are developed to inform the client on new concepts of operation, prove out new sources or methods, and explore technologies to fill mission gaps, or validate new mission areas. Specific responsibilities for this position are:

a) Provide support to spacecraft development, integration and test, initialization and operations. Provide technical and analytic ability in the areas of electronics and microelectronics. Evaluate thermal analyses and thermodynamic design for components and systems. Provide thorough evaluation and design assessments for various approaches to components and microelectronics. Provide assessments and evaluations of technologies that may improve the performance, reduce Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP), and/or reduce the cost of the manufacture. Provide assessments and evaluations of advanced system designs and enhanced ground-processing capabilities. Conduct or contribute to architecture studies.
b) Support advanced spacecraft sensor component development activities. Provide technical advice related to integrated circuit development and material science processes.
c) Provide technical and analytic ability in Electro Optical (EO) technologies. Support work to develop EO payloads and processing techniques. Provide analysis of EO component design including material selection, manufacturing approaches, and operational issues.
d) Provide technical and analytic ability in radar technologies and systems, and in systems analysis, design, development, fabrication, integration, testing, and operations. Assist in maintaining existing radar tools and algorithms, and facilitate development of new, advanced algorithms.

Qualifications
Requires 12 to 15 years with BS/BA or 10 to 13 years with MS/MA or 7 to 9 years with Ph.D.

About Perspecta
What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector—from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)