Sr. Project Engineer - USSF Analytical Tech Advisor

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.

    This position is the Aerospace lead technical advisor for analytic support to the Headquarters U.S. Space Force (USSF) staff. The successful candidate will provide technical advice and analytical support to the HQ USSF's Chief of Analysis and the Chief of Strategy & Resourcing Office. You will help define, create, and institutionalize the technical underpinning of the Space Force's strategic budgeting and planning process. The ideal candidate thrives with undefined and complex technical tasks and is a self-starter with a collaborative mindset. If you are passionate about applying technical expertise to solving big problems that have strategic impact; if you can keep complex things simple; and are a big-picture thinker with a detail-orientated approach, come join The Aerospace team.

    This is a full-time position both in the Aerospace Crystal City facility and the Pentagon.

    What You'll Be Doing
    • Provide a range of analytical support and technical advisement to Headquarters USSF
    • Lead technical advisor to USSF/CTIO/S9, Chief of Analysis. Provide relevant insights on analysis flowing between the USSF, DAF, and OSD offices
    • Provide direct support to USSF/CSRO/S8, identifying ways to inject analytic rigor into the USSF planning and POM process. This includes coordinating enterprise analysis support across both Aerospace and Government modeling capabilities.
    • Provide the USSF with the technical ability to take a holistic, rigorous look across all space mission areas, developing resource informed force-structure options, and guiding strategic resource decisions through the FYDP and beyond
    • Provide a conduit for HQ USSF staff to access additional Aerospace corporate technical expertise and analytic resources
    • Work across multiple Aerospace and Government offices to gather key analytic inputs, conduct analysis, and socialize subsequent results
    • Work across the space analysis community to make sure analytic baselines are being well-managed and are accessible
    • Work collaboratively within Aerospace to ensure comprehensive technical expertise is applied

    What You Need to be Successful

    Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in science, engineering, mathematics, or another relevant subject
    • Twelve or more years of increasingly responsible and related engineering/technical experience and a minimum of 3 years of experience in modeling and simulation
    • Experience successfully executing undefined and complex technical tasks
    • Understanding of enterprise and/or resource analysis including familiarity with related tools and methodologies
    • Familiarity with space mission areas and national security space
    • Ability to work effectively with senior Government officials
    • Excellent full-spectrum communication and interpersonal skills; adept at written and oral communication spanning a wide range of levels of detail and communication media/processes.
    • Ability to travel
    • Ability to work in the office with limited teleworking (subject to change)
    • This position requires a current TS/SCI clearance issued by the U.S. Government and ability to obtain a SAP clearance. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

    How You Can Stand Out
    • Advanced degree from an accredited program in science, engineering, mathematics, or another relevant subject
    • Expertise in Systems Engineering, Enterprise Analysis, and Systems of Systems Engineering
    • Previous experience working with organizations in the Pentagon and understanding of the USSF (HQ and subordinate organizations) roles, responsibilities, and functions
    • Familiarity with Department of the Air Force/USSF/National Security Space planning and requirements processes.
    • Working knowledge of Aerospace FFRDC roles and responsibilities
    • Demonstrated ability as a self-starter, in strategic, planning and in working effectively with other contractors, FFRDCs, peers, and government customers, at all levels
    • Experience with other (non-USSF) DOD and/or IC agencies involved in national security space
    • Current SAP/SAR accesses

    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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