Sr. Systems Engineer

Aerospace Mojave, California



Senior Systems Engineer is needed by Stratolaunch to help with aircraft-to-launch vehicle integration, interface development, and requirements verification. This position includes evaluation of a broad range of technical data. Position will provide technical guidance for Stratolaunch projects. Candidates must have strong operational background, facilities experience, and relevant experience in space systems development.



  • Lead aircraft integration with the launch vehicles
  • Lead aircraft interface development with launch vehicles
  • Develop requirement verification activities
  • Perform requirement verification activities
  • Help manage systems engineering tools and processes
  • Develop engineering tools, as needed, for analysis to complete their tasking.
  • Provide technical guidance for specific projects within the larger program with responsibility for technical performance of the project.
  • Requirements development, including writing requirements and verification statements
  • Analyze technical data for various projects, such as subsystem and component designs, system analyses, system margins, test and operations plans
  • Evaluate risks and risk mitigation plans to determine if the risks are appropriate and risk mitigations are adequate
  • Regular and comprehensive communication to the Engineering Director on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Contribute to the integration of complex aerospace systems
  • Travel, as needed, to support the Director and/or the department
  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Knowledge, experience, skill, and/or ability


  • Knowledge of, and experience with, one or more of these disciplines:   launch vehicle operations, aircraft operations, launch vehicle integration
  • Experience with technical aerospace leadership, including working with sub-contractors
  • Experience with requirements development, with a focus on interface management
  • Experience with risk management
  • Facilitation skills and ability to communicate technical challenges and guidance to varied audiences to gain support or resolve concerns
  • Ability to work on their own initiative and prioritize tasking to fit within the business goals
  • Complex aerospace system development
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities



  • Launch vehicle development experience
  • Experience with government agencies
  • Experience with air-launch programs
  • Security clearance


Required computer skills:

  • Engineering software tools
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Requirements management tools
  • MS Project
  • Configuration management systems    



  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from accredited institution and 7-plus years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special remarks regarding work environment:

  • Travel estimated to be approximately 25+%
  • Position is based in Mojave, CA