Section Manager - Communications Electronics Department (CED) - (ON-SITE)

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.


    Value of innovation starts here! We are hiring a Section Manager to provide hands-on support for within the Communication Electronics Department (CED), as you will be essential in solving the most challenging problems for space systems.

    The chosen individual will provide technical leadership and expertise in communications laboratory activities and on a wide variety of our customers' in CED on RF microwave engineering tasks. Our academic-like collegial atmosphere encourages collaboration among all department members. Aerospace has built collaborative, extensive, and well-established relationships with our national security customers and is growing our civil and commercial portfolio.

    This role will be supported 100% on-site daily to our El Segundo, CA campus.

    What You'll Be Doing:
    • Manage the CED Microwave Laboratory
      • Balance technician job loads
      • Develop and implement work processes and quality checks
      • Develop and implement technician skills development programs
      • Develop new customers
      • Manage other general laboratory activities
    • Provide subject matter expertise in analog and/or microwave electronics, from components to units and systems
    • Assist Department Management with other general managerial activities

    What You Need to be Successful

    Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or related engineering or science discipline
    • Minimum of 3 years of hands-on Microwave Laboratory experience (time spent obtaining a M.S. or Ph.D. will count toward this)

    Experience with microwave measurements using ANY of the following instruments:
    • Network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, AWGs
    • Experience with data analysis using MATLAB or PYTHON

    Experience with ANY of the following programs:
    • ADS, AWR Microwave Office, HFSS

    • Team leadership, creativity in problem solving and addressing teaming/interpersonal challenges, mentorship activities
    • Ability to rapidly grasp new concepts, and excellent written/verbal communication skills
    • Willing to travel domestically approximately 10%
    • Not having a current security clearance is ACCEPTABLE. This position requires the selected candidate to have the ability to OBTAIN and then MAINTAIN a TS/SCI security clearance, 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:
    • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance
    • Experience with PCB/PWB circuit board design and/or layout
    • Experience with machine shop tools
    • Experience with microwave circuit fabrication

    We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills.

    (Min - Mid - Max)

    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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