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Space Systems Engineer - Space Systems Architect Directorate - El Segundo, CA

Space Acquisition Systems Concept Development Systems Engineer

Development Plans (DP) and Concept Characterization and Technical Descriptions (CCTD) Engineer Group 3

Job Location: El Segundo, CA — US Space Force activity


A² Systems Engineering is seeking a Concept Development Systems Engineer for pre-milestone A and B space systems acquisition and development planning in the Space Systems Architect Directorate of the Space Systems Command of the US Space Force in El Segundo. The Space Systems Architect develops, delivers, and integrates the space enterprise systems architecture as driven by the USSF force design, to execute USSF’s core competencies.

The successful candidate will support creation of next generation space, ground, and related capabilities in support of the Space Force systems and capabilities acquisition center.


  • Create high-level concepts supporting capability requirements driven by the USSF force design, integrated priorities list, and core function support planning
  • Execute development planning for future space, ground, and missile systems resulting in viable capability options with supporting data
  • Link materiel and non-materiel solutions to warfighter capability needs through engineering studies and requirements analysis to satisfy space requirements shortfalls
  • Identify, assess, and develop materiel and non-materiel, government and commercial concepts and assessing technical maturity details (TRL & MRL) that will support government cost estimating and military utility assessments
  • Develop Concept Characterization and Technical Descriptions (CCTD) documenting capabilities and technical maturity supporting cross-mission architecture analysis, strategies and roadmaps
  • Support prototype development for future space-based capabilities demonstrations
  • Identify risk drivers, needs, and opportunities for future systems including new space-based capabilities and systems not currently in use by the Defense Department

The concept development systems engineer will manage the creation, editing, and completion of technical responses, packages, and documentation planning future space capabilities using a combination of the OpenText Livelink content/document management application, SharePoint, and Platform One tools across unclassified and classified networks and with stakeholders across the DoD, IC, and other government agencies or communities depending on the study.

  • Journeyman – Senior Level
  • Master’s Degree in a related field, such as Systems Architecture, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics
  • 10 years’ experience with space systems acquisitions
  • Current Top Secret Clearance. Eligible for SCI Access (requires SSBI)
  • Air Force officer equivalent AFSC 63A (Acquisition) or Engineer (62E)
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Training and Experience desired
  • Work Location: Los Angeles Air Force Base El Segundo CA



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Headquartered in close proximity to Los Angeles Air Force Base with additional
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2121 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 4330 El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: 310.469.6606