Senior Aerospace Engineer

The Aerospace Engineer, Senior analyzes results of stress tests on various craft and missile parts and conducts research to determine flight characteristics. Designs and supervises the construction of aircraft and associated parts such as airframe, auxiliaries, communication equipment, controls, fuselage, and powerplant. Being an Aerospace Engineer, Senior requires a bachelor’s degree. May have concentration in a single aerospace discipline such as: flight mechanics, guidance and control systems, propulsion systems, robotics, or aerodynamics. In addition, Aerospace Engineer, Senior typically reports to an executive or a manager. Being an Aerospace Engineer, Senior contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent in nature. Working as an Aerospace Engineer, Senior typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience.

Senior Aerospace Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Senior Aerospace Engineer to join our team.


  • Assist with installation/engine certification plan;
  • Interact with customers to provide design data and instructions for aircraft installations;
  • Use FEA and CFD analysis tools to design engine and installation systems and components;
  • Lead the design and development of engine installation packages that meet all 14CRF Part 23 and Part 33 requirements;
  • Work with technicians to oversee installations and expediently work through problems as they arise;
  • Develop and analyze installation/engine test plans, assist with test execution, and review test data;
  • Assist and/or oversee development of all documentation, including design, installation, maintenance, parts, and operation;
  • Provide design feedback on primary engine components as they integrate with the aircraft to meet performance, durability, and regulatory requirements;
  • Interact with suppliers and consultants to meet project requirements and deadlines;
  • Develop engineering plans and reports supporting UAV and range R&D and T&E activities;
  • Perform evaluations of COTS/GOTS/Open Source software products from business and technical perspectives;
  • Develop astrodynamics-based solutions using Agile/Scrum software development methodologies;
  • Utilize Microsoft Office products to conduct daily duties;
  • Support software development for ongoing J2EE development projects.


  • Software development skills and experience using Java, C/C++, Python, .NET, or coding languages;
  • Experience in operating spacecraft in all orbital regimes (LEO, HEO, GEO);
  • Experience working with a software development team;
  • Ability to perform in a high intensity, quick reaction environment;
  • Demonstrated experience with scripting languages to automate astrodynamic computations (MATLAB, Perl, VBScript);
  • 7 years of experience with satellite or spacecraft operations;
  • 10+ years of experience performing astrodynamics modeling, simulation and analysis;
  • Experience working in an operational environment and timelines – supporting anomaly resolution teams;
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering; Master of Science is highly desired;
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or related field;
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or related field;
  • Must be a US Citizen;
  • Excellent documentation and report writing skills are essential for this position;
  • Must have the ability to obtain a SECRET security clearance after hire.