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Space Systems Engineer

Space Systems Engineer

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Space Systems Engineer

Clearance: None

At Aquila Technology, you will see our team’s passion every day, whether we are building a robust, policy-compliant IT system or stress-testing a system to identify gaps and security vulnerabilities. To own the advantage, we ensure our team owns results and gets the work done right the first time by deploying smart, purposeful solutions that work. Aquila is the right people with the right skills driving the right outcomes. We call this the Aquila Advantage.

About the Role:

Aquila is seeking a Space Systems Engineer to join our team in supporting one of the country’s premier defense research organizations. The group develops space, airborne, and terrestrial prototypes with innovative solutions to challenging national security problems. Our teams handle most of the large prototype systems developed by the facility, including space payloads and satellites for sensing and communication, and airborne and ground-based systems. Example projects include satellite sensors, space-based and ground-based laser communications systems, airborne laser radar, imaging systems on both manned and unmanned aircraft, and small satellites.

There are a few requirements for the position:

  • Must be a U.S Citizen (Green Cards / Visas do not qualify)
  • Willingness to undergo a comprehensive background investigation and maintain a personal security clearance. (Aquila would sponsor you for the security clearance.)
  • Must be within commutable distance of Lexington, Massachusetts.

What You’ll Do:

The selected candidate will work on a team performing systems engineering activities for a large program. Responsibilities include developing, flowing down, and tracking requirements, architecting systems, developing an MBSE model of the systems and their interfaces, planning and leading verification and validation activities, identifying risks, and defining risk mitigation strategies

    What You’ll Bring:

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 7 years of Systems Engineering
    • 2 years of Model-based systems engineering
    • 2 years of SysML experience

    Working Knowledge of the Following:

    • A Bachelors Degree in Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, Aero/Astro, Software Engineering, or related fields and at least 7 years of relevant experience with systems engineering for space or airborne systems. A MS degree or PhD can be substituted for years of experience.
    • The ability to support a full range of systems engineering activities for multiple programs
    • The ability to use a systems perspective to identify needed technology development efforts
    • Demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary teams
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to produce and present professional written reports and presentations
    • Experience with SysML Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools is required.
    • Experience with integration of hardware and software is helpful

    And These Skills are a Bonus:

    • Experience with MagicDraw

    Our interview process is designed to let you get to know us as much as for us to get to know you!

    1. You’ll meet with someone from our Recruiting team so we can learn more about you and answer some of your questions.
    2. You’ll meet with the Hiring Manager to learn more about the team, and the role, and get to tell us more about what you’d bring to the team
    3. You’ll meet team members who will be your peers to help you get a feel for a “real day in the life” at Self.

    Benefits and Perks:

    Aquila team members experience the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, customer-focused, and technically innovative work environment. Aquila strives to deliver the best of the best in technical services to our customers. Candidates that possess a love for technical challenges, a desire to constantly learn, and the desire to establish themselves as critical players within a team will enjoy calling Aquila Technology home.

    Our Perks Include:

    • PTO – 15 days (vacation/sick) 10 paid holidays – 6 standard (New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) – 4 floating holidays prorated based on your day of hire
    • 1.5 paid days, or 12 hours, for approved volunteer work
    • 1 week of paid maternity/paternity LOA after 1 year of Full-time employment
    • Tuition & Training Reimbursement – 5K annually for pre-approved, job-related tuition, certification, or professional conferences
    • 401K with Fidelity 100% immediate vesting; Plan eligibility begins 90 days following the date of hire. Aquila matches 50 cents on the dollar, up to 6%.
    • Cell Phone & Internet Reimbursed up to $150 monthly to cover cell phone, data, and home internet expenses.
    • By Your Own Device (BYOD) Allowance Reimbursed up to $1500 for the purchase of a qualified technology device. Eligible after 90 days of employment, and benefit renews every three years.

    Location: Lexington, MA

    Work Schedule: Hybrid – Candidate should expect to work onsite 50% of the time (should be flexible to be onsite greater than 50% depending on project needs). Must be within commutable distance of Lexington, Massachusetts.

    Travel: Travel estimated at 10% – domestic only

    Clearance: Interim clearance is sufficient for start.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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