Senior Project Leader - Command & Data Handling

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 lead and grow programs within NASA, NOAA, USGS, and the NNSA, while extending our capabilities to other civilian federal government agencies fully integrated within Aerospace rules, regulations, processes, values and behaviors.

    This position will support NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Engineering Directorate's Aeroscience Division in a subsystem engineer capacity across various Human Spaceflight Programs.

    This position is at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX.

    What You'll Be Doing
    • This individual will serve as a technical specialist in Command and Data Handling (C&DH) across various human spaceflight systems, with a focus on commercial systems.
    • Manage customer lab facilities including strategic planning, budget management and planning, task assignments, and reporting.
    • Assist Gateway C&DH L2 System Manager in evolution of organization to support the various modules as they mature in Gateway
    • Participate as the specialist lead in addressing any issues and risks associated with C&DH
    • Support problem resolution for several NASA Programs (Artemis, Orion, CCP, Gateway, ISS)
    • Apply program management processes and products
    • Ability to engage on trade studies and analysis
    • Coordinate requirements and technical objectives with subject matter experts and collaborators
    • Prepare and present decision packages and change requests for program forums
    • Perform other duties for the customer as required

    What You Need to Be Successful

    Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor of Science degree or advanced degree in technical subject area
    • 12 or more years of professional engineering experience
    • Knowledge and understanding of NASA programs
    • Ability to effectively use oral and written communication to express technical concepts
    • Experience working across diverse teams and many different engineering subject areas
    • Experience with space flight certification processes to ensure performance and safety requirements are met

    How You Can Stand Out

    It would be impressive if you have one or more of the following:
    • Experience in C&DH matters associated with human spaceflight
    • Knowledge of NASA systems
    • Experience performing in or leading technical and programmatic tasks for NASA

    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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