Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Senior Engineer, Systems Operability in Jupiter, Florida


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion. Visit our website at for more information on how our employees Power the Future.

Join our team as a Systems Operability & Analysis Senior Engineer . This position will be located at our West Palm Beach, FL office.

What we can offer you:

Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture:Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne (

Rest and Relaxation - 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual week-long holiday company closure, plus company paid holidays.

Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical , Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness

Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match

Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program

Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been recognized as one of America’s most trusted companies -

This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

In this position, the Senior Engineer will work with Principal Engineers within the Systems Operability and Analysis department to conduct the following tasks:

50% - The engineer will support the flight program for RL10 and evaluate flight data to determine engine health and conformance to performance requirements. You will verify flight readiness and create and present readiness reviews and subsequently provide post flight analysis, instrumentation validity and anomaly resolution. The analyst will then create and attend post flight data reviews where they will present engine performance results to an Engineering Review Board. This work is sometimes performed outside normal work hours.

30% - Learn, maintain, and improve the software tools (scripts, web applications, analysis applications) that enable the group to receive data, store/manage data and perform data reduction of flight engine operation. A desire to create/use/improve computer tools and skill in coding is required. Most of the current analyses are completed using Perl, Fortran, Python, SQL, and JavaScript. There is always room for improvement and if there’s a more efficient way to accomplish the tasks you will be encouraged to make that happen. This portion of the job can also go beyond traditional engine data analyses as you learn how to better integrate information needed from multiple disciplines within the company. You may also be called upon to help other groups that depend on integrated data relative to the engine system.

10% - Support of existing liquid rocket engine development and qualification programs by performing cycle and engine matching analyses to analyze engine data to develop an understanding of component level performance and its relationship to overall engine performance in both steady-state and transient engine operating modes. The engineer will use test data to validate and update system simulations as required to enable accurate predictions of engine operating states. This individual will be guided to develop the necessary design skills required to analyze and create system designs and will utilize analysis configuration control principles to document results and conclusions.

10% - The systems analyst may assist in advanced concept thermodynamic design of liquid rocket engines to define propulsion cycles that meet functional vehicle requirements. Duties will include creating, maintaining and using math models of propulsion systems which characterize the thermodynamic, aerodynamic, fluid dynamic and mechanical operation of these systems.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and 5+ years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • The candidate should have an educational background in heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics

  • The candidate should have demonstrated skills in writing engineering analyses in various programming languages such as FORTRAN, C++, Matlab/Simulink etc.

  • Good written and oral communication skills are required

  • Candidate must be self-motivated, maintain attention to detail, and have good interpersonal skills to work effectively in team environments

  • Schedule flexibility to provide test support or flight support outside of normal office hours is required

  • 10% travel required

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship. Must 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/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. Must be able to travel by air, car or train.

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Location US-FL-Jupiter

Job ID 20776

Zip 33478

Category Engineering - Systems Engineering

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? Hybrid