Senior Systems Engineer

Aerojet Rocketdyne   •  

Jupiter, FL

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 52 days ago


Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to join our team in West Palm Beach, FL. 


In this role, typical duties include: Plans, conducts, and provides technical Systems Engineering direction on projects or major phases of significant project assignment, coordinating the efforts of technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects. Uses advanced Systems Engineering techniques in the management of requirements and risk for developing rocket propulsion systems. Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluation tests, products or equipment when necessary data are insufficient or confirmation by testing is advisable. Develops solutions to complex systems engineering problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity. Work is reviewed at extended intervals for desired results and achievement. Contacts include interacting with team leadership and customer personnel on technical matters often requiring coordinated activity across organizational lines.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working under limited general supervision, the Senior Systems Engineer:


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. May direct, coordinate and review the work of a small staff of engineers and/or technicians; estimates personnel needs and schedules and assigns work to meet completion date.


10% - Communicates results in oral presentations and written communication. Represents the organization in meetings/telecons to resolve important questions and to plan and coordinate work. Or, as individual researcher or staff specialist may be assisted on projects by other engineers or technicians.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering or appropriate discipline/science (Mechanical/Aerospace) and at least 5 years of related experience.


US 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. This position also requires ability to obtain a security clearance. 


Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Requires the 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 expected.
  • Candidates at this level should have directly related industry experience in Systems Engineering disciplines (product development cycle requirements management, risk management, integration) for aerospace/rocket propulsion system design development.
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office software.
  • Advanced degree desirable.
  • Coursework in Systems Engineering (requirements management, risk management, product development cycle) disciplines and liquid and solid rocket propulsion strongly desired.
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering tools and techniques desired.