Chief Engineer, Sounding Rocket Targets Program

Sandia National Laboratories   •  

Albuquerque, NM

Industry: Aerospace & Defense

  •  

Less than 5 years

Posted 29 days ago

The person occupying this position will be expected to lead multi-disciplinary teams (Electrical, Mechanical, Aerodynamics, etc.) to design, develop, design, test, build, field and launch sounding rocket systems for Department of Defense customers. Candidates should have experience with launch mission design, solid rocket motors, flight testing and qualification, launch processing, and familiarity with hazardous operations procedures and processes. Additionally, candidate should have experience leading technical projects with complex teams made up of industry, government, other FFRDCs/UARCs, etc. and briefing complex technical subjects clearly.

Travel to launch ranges across the world, such as Hawaii, Scotland, Kwajalein, Austrlia, Israel, California, Virginia, New Mexico, Florida, and travel to meet with customers (Missile Defense Agency, Navy, Air Force, Army) will be required. With an average of a launch fielding per year of approximately 6-8 weeks long.

Qualifications We Require

  • Advanced Science or Engineering Degree
  • 3 years experience working on rocket launch programs
  • Demonstrated success leading a multi-disciplinary team to make a large value delivery (worth over $1M total)
  • Ability to travel for multiple weeks per year, including overseas destinations
  • Current Active Secret clearance (DoD or DOE)
  • Ability to obtain and hold a Top Secret/Q and SCI clearance that may require a polygraph test.

Qualifications We Desire

Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

  • Advanced Science or Engineering Degree
  • 5 years experience working on rocket launch programs
  • Experience working with Department of Defense acquisition or test programs
  • Experience working with Missile Defense Agency programs
  • Demonstrated success leading a multi-disciplinary team to make a large value delivery (worth over $10M total)
  • Active TS and/or TS/SCI clearance