Research, design, develop, and test structures, propulsion units, and guidance and control subsystems for aircraft, missiles, or spacecraft. Analyze aerospace product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs that can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods. Evaluate new technologies for application in improving design of aerospace systems. Plan, coordinate, direct, and evaluate the testing of aerospace systems. Perform risk assessment of aerospace systems and analyze the generation of risk mitigation plans and strategies. Provide work leadership to junior employees.