Senior Project Engineer, Analysis/Systems Engineering in Redmond, WA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Aerojet Rocketdyne   •  

Redmond, WA 98052

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 34 days ago


Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Senior Project Systems Engineer to join our team in Redmond, Washington. In this role, you will use your experience to provide systems engineering support on large, complex, or urgent development efforts. Responsibilities include leading teams through requirements development and derivation, interface management, and verification planning. In addition, Earned Value Management (EVM) experience is strongly preferred. Systems engineering assignments will require a wide application of advanced systems engineering principles, theories and concepts in the field. You will also assist the chief engineer with team coordination and planning, interfacing with program management and customers. May provide guidance to less experienced engineers on team.

This position may be filled at this level posted or one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working under limited general direction:

60% - Develops hardware and software requirements for chemical and electric rocket propulsion systems product development. Responsible for derivation, allocation, and documentation of requirements in requirements database and specifications. Coordinates requirements, interfaces, 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% - Leads project risk assessment and management and prepares and reports results on mitigation plans.

10% - Communicates results in oral presentations and written communication. May provide guidance to less experienced engineers on team.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering or appropriate discipline/science (Electronics, Aerospace) and at least 5 years of directly related industry technical experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). Advanced degree desirable. Coursework in Systems Engineering (requirements management, risk management, product development cycle) disciplines and rocket propulsion strongly desired. Experience with DOORS or equivalent requirements management software preferred. Earned Value Management (EVM) experience is strongly preferred.

U.S. 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.

Valid Through: 2019-11-4