Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Manager - Systems Requirements, Integration and Risk

    Location US-FL-Jupiter
    Job ID
    Engineering - Systems Engineering
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne, a major aerospace corporation responsible for the design, manufacture and operation of a number of critical US space and defense products, seeks a Manager for a full-time position in the Systems Requirements, Integration, and Risk discipline in West Palm Beach, FL.


    This Systems Engineering management position provides leadership support and is accountable for the technical engineering management of AR rocket propulsion programs that require the design, development, verification and qualification of liquid booster/upper-stage rocket and air-breathing hypersonic rocket propulsion engines. This position requires knowledge and experience with Systems Engineering application in product development efforts for advanced defense and launch vehicle applications, with a focus on System Requirements, Integration, and Risk (SRIR).

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    60% - Provide leadership and direct technical support of AR product development efforts for both development and operational/production programs. These programs include liquid booster/upper stage rocket propulsion systems iand air-breathing hypersonic rocket systems. Specific duties include proposal and program support in requirements development, management, verification planning and compliance reporting; systems integration; and risk and opportunity management.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. 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. Coordinates project risk and opportunity assessment and management and prepares and reports results on mitigation plans. Communicates results in oral presentations and written communication.


    20% - Perform functional management responsibilities, including program staffing, employee skill and career development, performance evaluations, salary planning, work prioritization and technical oversight of employee work product.


    10% - Direct the development and implementation of Systems Engineering methods, standards, practices, and procedures; act as liaison between SRIR and other engineering disciplines and organizations.


    10% - Provide leadership for the design, development and implementation of product and process improvement and affordability activities. Routine reporting and communication with SRIR director and peer SRIR/engineering managers is also expected.


    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related discipline and a minimum of 9 years of progressive experience in liquid and air-breathing rocket propulsion system development, systems engineering (requirements, integration, and risk/opportunity management) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong technical and team-working skills required. Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential. 

    Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential. Advanced degree desirable. Coursework in Systems Engineering disciplines (requirements and risk management, product development cycle) and rocket propulsion strongly desired. Experience with DOORS or equivalent requirements management software preferred. 

    Must be willing and able to travel domestically as needed.


    US 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.



    Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

    Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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