Lead Aerospace Engineer – Maryland

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We are a company of innovators, thinkers, creators, explorers, volunteers, and dreamers. But we all share one goal: to improve the world responsibly and safely.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, nestled in the Maryland suburbs of Greenbelt is located just 30 minutes from the heartbeat of America – Washington, D.C.  We at KBR are proud to be a member of this unique team, and now, so can you.

We are looking for an engineer, physicist or applied mathematician with over 8+ years STEM experience to support satellite geodesy research, algorithm/software development, and operational mission support for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center missions.  Candidate will be working in a fast paced, dynamic environment supporting both Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) and Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) missions performing Precision Orbit Determination (POD) and laser altimeter instrument pointing/ranging bias calibration. Candidate should have in-depth knowledge of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) systems, including data processing required for use in orbit determination solutions. Candidate must be highly motivated and possess great time management skills to work simultaneously on multiple missions.

Required Skills/Qualifications

  • MS in engineering, physics, mathematics or related STEM fieldExperience with precise orbit determination for low Earth orbiting satellitesExperience with laser altimeter instrument pointing/ranging calibrationGNSS and SLR system data processing experienceMATLAB, Perl, UNIX Shell Scripting programming experienceAbility to communicate with customers and team members, both verbally and writtenAbility to work independently and on small, fast–paced, highly motivated teamsGood judgment and relationship managementAbility to track detailed assignments and ensure timely deliveryMust be authorized to work in the United States of America


  • Degree – preferably BS., Mechanical Engineering; MS., Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent in a related field.

KBR Benefits​KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule.  We support career advancement through professional training and development.​Click here to learn more:  KBR Benefits

Inclusion and Diversity at KBR​At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability, and our Zero Harm culture.  These inform all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to, and ongoing journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company.  That commitment is central to our team of team’s philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations.  Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems.  We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient, and safer.  We Deliver – Together.

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