Job Description

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  • Annapolis Junction, Maryland, USA
  • Aurora, Colorado, USA
Astrodynamics Aerospace Engineer, Lead

The Opportunity: 

As an Astrodynamics SME on a prime development program, you know leading-edge space capabilities are critical to national defense. At Booz Allen, you can use your engineering and analysis expertise to develop next-generation defense tools and technology. We need your skills and expertise in astrodynamics and space situational awareness (SSA) in order to develop creative space control solutions that directly impact the warfighter.

As an aerospace engineer on our team, you’ll provide expertise in evaluating new technologies, performing space protection and threat analyses, and improving the design and development of aerospace systems. Your experience in orbital mechanics, visualization, and modeling is key and makes you an integral part of delivering a client-focused solution.

In this role, you’ll contribute to the development of mission-critical solutions by evaluating, improving, and designing leading-edge aerospace technology. You’ll work with a large community of developers and engineers across the firm and collaborate with the client to deliver world-class solutions to develop new aerospace technologies. Your knowledge will help the client to expand and improve their capabilities to protect national security, its assets, and the warfighter.

If you desire to solve real-world challenges and lead astrodynamics solutions and efforts, there’s a place for you here. At Booz Allen, you’ll make a difference with us, and, in return, we’ll invest in your future.

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have:

  • Experience as a lead performer for orbital analysis, visualization development, and space protection and threat analyses for an integrated team

  • Experience in advanced mathematics, including calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and numerical methods to develop complex models

  • Experience with space data processing, correlation, propagation, and association to inform mission planning and tasking activities

  • Experience with software tools used in astrodynamics, such as Systems Tool Kit (STK), MATLAB, Python, including libraries such as Astropy, Java, C, and C++

  • Experience assessing and mitigating risks associated with space missions, including collision avoidance, maneuver planning, and anomaly resolution

  • Top Secret clearance

  • Master's degree in Astronomy, Astrodynamics, Statistics, Orbital Mechanics, Mathematics, or Applied Physics and 10+ years of experience as an Aerospace Engineer, or Doctorate degree in Astronomy, Astrodynamics, Statistics, Orbital Mechanics, Mathematics, or Applied Physics and 5+ years of experience as an Aerospace Engineer

Nice If You Have: 

  • Experience conducting extensive astrodynamics domain analysis in support of software development efforts 

  • Knowledge of the space environment and its effects on spacecraft, including radiation, micrometeoroids, and space debris

  • Knowledge of orbital dynamics, including Kepler's laws, orbital perturbations, orbital maneuvers, and celestial mechanics, including orbit types such as elliptical, circular, and geostationary, and their properties

  • Knowledge of space regulations, licensing requirements, and international agreements governing space activities

  • Knowledge of feedback control and classic mechanics

  • Ability to work directly with a software engineering team to investigate and improve software capabilities

  • Ability to work with a team across multiple locations

  • Possession of strong problem-solving skills

  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Possession of excellent interpersonal skills

  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Top Secret clearance is required. 
Create Your Career:

Grow With Us

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.

A Place Where You Belong

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.

Your Candidate Journey

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $110,100.00 to $250,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.


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