Chief Engineer – Space Ground Systems (Direct Hire)

  • Location: Scottsdale
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #76246
  • Salary: $230,000

Our DOD/Aerospace client is looking to fill a Chief Engineer – Space Ground Systems position that just opened in Scottsdale, AZ. In this role you will oversee intricate technology development and steer design processes, recommending advancements to replace end-of-life hardware. To be considered, you will have a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, or a related field and 15+ years of job-related experience. You must also be a US Citizen. This is a permanent/direct hire opportunity.

Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Position: Chief Engineer – Space Ground Systems
Placement Type: Permanent/Direct Hire


As Chief Engineer, you'll leverage your extensive technical expertise to propel our Program Sustainment and R&D initiatives forward. Your responsibilities will span from crafting technical strategies and driving product innovations to spearheading technical responses to proposals and nurturing client relationships and the next generation of engineers.

In this role, you'll oversee intricate technology development and steer design processes, recommending advancements to replace end-of-life hardware. Renowned as an industry expert

  • Collaborate closely with Business Development to shape strategy and maintain regular engagement with Government sponsors, industry partners, and technical personnel.
  • Deliver technical responses to government and commercial proposals.
  • Foster collaboration among the company's Chief Engineers across business lines on common technical issues and strategic initiatives.
  • Develop comprehensive technical strategies, roadmaps, and product development plans.
  • Lead in-depth studies aimed at advancing program to a 5G network architecture and upgraded ground system.
  • Provide technical leadership in designing, analyzing, implementing, testing, and sustaining capabilities in this adapted 3G WCDMA cellular system for the military and associated ground system.
  • Deliver quick and thorough resolution of non-conformances and other challenges that might arise, including leading failure investigations and presentation of findings to internal and customer review boards.
  • Mentor and guide engineering team members to foster their professional growth.
  • With a focus on satellite-to-ground communications and 3GPP cellular core network design, this role epitomizes engineering excellence that sets global standards. Are you prepared to take on the challenge and shape the future of technology?


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 15+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree plus 13 years of job-related experience.
  • Chief Engineer level with Space Ground Systems experience with Wave Form and 5G highly desirable

About our client:
Our client is a mission critical DOD – Aerospace defense contractor developing solutions that will lead, serve, and protect our country.  Our client develops strategic systems for defense, civil government, intelligence and cyber end users on a international basis.

About APR:
Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is a match for this position, please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you

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About APR Consulting
APR Consulting, Inc., is one of the most trusted talent acquisition and workforce solutions providers in the United States. Known for exceptional responsiveness, agile strategies, and consistently high-level talent, the firm has become a go-to for organizations and managed services providers navigating complex change and urgent challenges. Since its founding in 1980, APR has transformed from a California IT-focused staffing firm to a full-service solutions provider filling a wide range of positions and serving over eight industries — including aerospace and defense, healthcare, IT, telecom, hospitality/gaming, sports/entertainment, government, and utilities –– in all 50 states, with a loyal roster of more than 850 specialized professionals.