Senior Project Leader for Space Enterprise Architecture Analysis

Full Time

  • No Travel Required

Job Description

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

What You'll Be Doing:
  • Lead projects and provide technical advice for space and ground architecture modeling and simulation analysis using results to support recommendations for customer acquisition decisions
  • Independently build corporate analysis teams with the necessary skills, define project objectives and tasks, track performance, and execute to project completion
  • Lead and mentor all sub-divisions analysts on effective engagement with customers, teamwork, analysis techniques, data analytics and visualization, and general best practices
  • Conduct analysis in support of architecture concept development, analysis-of-alternatives (AoA), source selection proposal assessment, trade studies, and future architecture performance projections
  • Lead growth of the sub-division's modeling and analysis capabilities to support new functional areas for a diverse DoD and IC customer base
  • Optimize and assess the performance of space and supporting ground and communications architectures by using existing or custom-developed analysis tools
  • Act as an authoritative technical resource for sub-division and division level leadership
  • Provide expert advice on customer space architectures, including related ground systems and supporting technologies, in these specific national security space functional areas: geo-spatial intelligence, signals intelligence, space surveillance, space protection, or communications infrastructure supporting intelligence capabilities
  • Independently develop and strengthen relationships with senior program office managers and customer senior leadership

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • BS Degree in aerospace engineering, operations research or related field of science or engineering required
  • Prior experience leading teams of cross-functional studies and analysis experts, coordinating complex technical tasks among experienced team members, and translating customer needs into viable instructions for analysts required
  • Substantial demonstrated experience or background in three of the following areas: architecture performance analysis and modeling, optimization and/or decision support, communications systems analysis, electronics systems analysis, imagery systems analysis, space protection analysis, space surveillance analysis, and software and/or simulation development required
  • Direct experience building working relationships with customer senior leadership and extensive knowledge of customer business/mission portfolios
  • Familiarity with orbital mechanics, dynamics, and mathematics related to space system analysis required
  • Prior hands-on experience in system analysis and simulation
  • Experience in the use and maintenance of PC or UNIX platforms, and associated software
  • Demonstrated history of personal accountability for seeing tasks through completion, adaptation to changing customer requirements, and ability to learn and self-correct
  • Current SSBI required

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Graduate Degree in aerospace engineering, operations research or related field of science or engineering
  • Direct experience with and understanding of Aerospace customers and business
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Aerospace corporate policies, practices, and organizational structure
  • Prior experience working in an engineering matrix that supports program office and customer senior leadership

Grade-Based Pay Range

(Min - Mid - Max)
$117,027 - $192,281 - $267,534

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .
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