21 days ago


Jupiter, FL



At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. AR is a world-recognized leader in aerospace and defense, providing propulsion and energetics to power the space, missile defense, and armaments industries. Our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recognized for your work. Visit for more information on our company.

We are seeking a Digital Engineering Fellow who is ready to bring their skills and capabilities into this exciting field. This position can be located at our facility in West Palm Beach, FL, Huntsville, AL or Canoga Park, CA.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

The AR Digital Engineering Fellow is a critical role and responsibilities will include developing an Engineering Digital thread with an integrated digital approach that uses authoritative sources of system data and models as a continuum across disciplines to support lifecycle activities from concept through disposal.

The successful candidate will be a visionary Technical Leader at the critical intersection of business and technology with a demonstrated track record of strategic thinking, critical decision making, technical expertise and experience to deliver successful products aligned with business strategy.A Fellow leads new and enabling technology development, identifies and mitigates risks, resolves issues, and serves as a role model and mentor for the next generation of technical leaders. A Fellow alsoproactively leads improvement initiatives. A Fellow partners with business development teams, demonstrates leadership on industry boards and drives direction of standards that align with AR business demands. Excellent communication skills are required at all levels, both internally and externally.

This position will entail engineering work related to a diverse product line. Job responsibilities will include:

80% - The Digital Engineering Fellow will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining clear definition of AR DE needs and requirements.
  • Providing functional, physical, allocated architecture for SE digital ecosystem.
  • Driving robust and consistent DE implementation for Defense and Space Sectors.
  • Coordinating standard work generation and implementation.
  • Integrating with connecting organizations to enhance AR Digital Thread.
  • Maintaining hands-on expertise in tools and mentoring others.
  • Maintaining up-to-date benchmarking of AR capability compared to industry, competitors, customers, and end customer expectations.
  • Identifying, demonstrating, prioritizing, and integrating new capabilities.
  • Providing guidance to executives, chief engineers, functional management, and program management to identify, define, and deploy DE technology to improve products and competitiveness.

10% - Support of Fellowship related activities including: (focus on the non-program overhead activities)

  • Provide a strategic annual DE technical plan at the critical intersection of business and technology.
  • Assess AR technical capabilities (tools) and requirements to be world-class, AR strengths, opportunities and weaknesses, and future technology requirements.
  • Identify AR organizational (personnel) technical capabilities, strengths and gaps, and plan future capability improvements within discipline with senior leadership.
  • Demonstrate technical leadership.
  • Drive direction of standards that align with AR business demands.
  • Serve as a role model and mentor for the next generation of technical leaders.
  • Provide initial consulting information in key technical areas.
  • Proactively lead improvement initiatives, participate in the Technical Excellence Seminar Series aligned with Engineering Week, and support Lunch and Learn activities.
  • Demonstrate leadership on industry boards, university affiliations, and technical societies.

10% - Apply AR’s latest engineering processes to assigned Programs.


  • Requires a Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering and minimum of 15 years of direct industry experience (prefer advanced degrees with credit given for advanced degrees)
  • Experience with Digital Engineering application is required.
  • Recognized as a leader and technical expert within the Rocket and/or Aerospace Industries
  • Demonstrated leadership role in defining & executing company and engineering initiatives
  • Demonstrated achievements in providing digital engineering capabilities. Desired capabilities include leadership in at least one aspect of DE and an ability to lead in the following areas;MBSE, PLM and integration with ERP and production along with customers and suppliers.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Windchill,,SysML, and Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Project).
  • Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to interface effectively with senior technical staff and all levels of management, and play a leadership role within the industry technical community to ensure that AR’s interests are represented
  • Demonstrated track record of knowledge sharing, mentoring, and coaching
  • Recognized publications, patents, membership in key professional society technical committees (e.g. INCOSE or AIAA) & government advisory boards (e.g. for USAF or NASA)

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. 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.

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 15 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.

About the Company

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne plays a key role in providing propulsion solutions that defend our homeland and support the space industry & communication, observation and exploration needs. We provide a wide array of products to the defense industry ranging from solid rocket motors and solid rocket propulsion systems to missile defense systems and warheads, as well as high efficiency electric propulsion, storable propellant engines, solid rocket motors, launch vehicle engine solutions to the space industry. Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding our product offerings, opening new markets in high speed strike weapons and hypersonics, as well as deploying new technologies such as additive manufacturing. Take a look at our career opportunities and find out how Aerojet Rocketdyne can LIFT your career into a higher orbit! Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding in several locations including Huntsville, Alabama! We are excited to announce that Huntsville is our new defense headquarters and we plan on hiring approximately 800 employees at that site over the next couple of years. With approximately 5,000 employees and locations across the USA, we have opportunities in the places you want to be: • Huntsville, Alabama • Canoga Park, California (Los Angeles area) • West Palm Beach, Florida • Redmond, Washington • Camden, Arkansas • Carlstadt, New Jersey • Culpeper, Virginia • Stennis Space Center, Mississippi In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Company Size

5,000 to 9,999 employees


Aerospace and Defense