Part-Time Mission Systems Engineering Leader

Full Time

    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.

    The National Systems Group serves as the technical adviser to the National Reconnaissance Office and its mission partners involved in the collection and distribution of national and tactical intelligence, including electronics programs, ground and communications, imagery programs, and systems engineering and launch.

    The GEOINT Futures Office (GFO) Systems Engineering (SE) Department supports enterprise integration and mission engineering required to field a novel, complex National Intelligence capability in an integrated program office. In this PART-TIME position you will provide technical guidance to mission systems enterprise development across a multiple NRO and IC/DoD elements. Part-time employment comprises a regularly scheduled workweek of less than 40 hours but not less than 20 hours.

    This Part-Time position requires 100% on site work in Chantilly, VA

    What You'll Be Doing
    • Leading the development of dynamic tasking databases
    • Guiding critical utility assessments
    • Working through an enterprise-wide integrated program office
    • Promoting thread-based enterprise mission systems engineering to deliver end-to-end capabilities across the enterprise rapidly
    • Supporting the operation of a critical pathfinder mission to improve the tasking and satisfaction for follow-on missions
    • Guiding staff development to support future capabilities for the customer

    What You Need to be Successful

    Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Science or related technical field.
    • 12 or more years of relevant engineering experience
    • Expertise in national space systems enterprise architecting
    • Experience in rapidly implementing critical new capabilities
    • Experience in the tasking and scheduling of NTM assets
    • Experience in GEOINT architecture and utility modeling and simulation
    • Ability to travel approximately one week per month in support of customer activities
    • This position requires a current and active TS/SSBI/SCI security clearance and polygraph, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

    How You Can Stand Out

    It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
    • An end-to-end perspective of the NRO and Intelligence Community space & ground GEOINT architecture and Activity-Based Intelligence concepts
    • Familiarity with DoD and IC users of NRO data and products and the end-to-end TCPED process
    • Understanding of the tasking and satisfaction interface used for NTM systems

    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 or by email at . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .