International Space Station (ISS) Network Operations Manager

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.

    Building on The Aerospace Corporation's reputation as a trusted, impartial advisor with integrity and dedication to mission success, the Civil Systems Group (CSG) combines deep technical expertise with market-leading innovation to help our customers solve complex systems engineering and integration challenges. CSG is organized by core customer-facing lines of business to manage and grow programs within NASA, NOAA, and the NNSA, while extending our capabilities to other civilian federal government agencies fully integrated within Aerospace rules, regulations, processes, values and behaviors.

    In this role you will support operations of the ISS by managing the functionality of the ISS Ethernet Network, leading coordination across the team and develop plans to enhance the future of the network as its utilization grows.

    This position will be 100% onsite in Houston, TX.

    What You'll Be Doing
    • Conduct real time analysis of the ISS Ethernet LAN operation
    • Conduct traffic model analysis and decipher any network performance issues by conducting data forensics
    • Identify network performance issues and causes and work with the product vendor to develop resolutions
    • Manage the interaction and efficiency of other contract support to the ISS Ethernet Network
    • Use knowledge of network performance assessments and increase in network usage and traffic to help guide future enhancement of the network
    • Create and clarify enhanced or modified network architecture and application of enhanced industry specifications resulting in newer system requirements for the Ethernet network (alignment to IEEE802.3 Ethernet, and TTE (Time-Triggered Ethernet) protocols)
    • Introduce new analysis tools, methodologies, and network hardware/software technology that could enhance the ISS Ethernet Network now and, in the future
    • Implementation and documentation of network enhancement project phase reviews
    • Analysis, evaluation, and assessment of the limitations of internal, vendor and module prime contractor developments
    • Validate spacecraft, payload, and other non-ISS vehicle network interface requirements

    What You Need to be Successful

    Minimum Requirements:
    • BS or MS degree in a STEM field or related subject area
    • 5 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including experience in a systems engineering and/or program management environment
    • Previous experience in the application of computer network technology in space systems
    • Strong background in ethernet protocols and IEEE802.3 (Ethernet) standards
    • Experience in handling requirements and system engineering verification testing in the aerospace sector
    • Ability to prepare written documents and to verbally present at various meetings
    • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks for yourself and the LAN team to meet ambitious priorities
    • Strong interpersonal skills contributing to leading team integration, collaboration, and project management

    How You Can Stand Out

    It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
    • Familiarity with Network Troubleshooting Techniques
    • Familiar with commercial products available in computer networking technology

    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 .