Associate Director - Software Implementation and Integration Department

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.

    Grow your career internally at Aerospace. Our best talent comes from within!

    Aerospace's Software Engineering Subdivision plays a key role in helping our customer realize and transition industry-leading solutions by delivering software development prototypes, cloud-based solutions, and methodologies for our Civilian, DoD, and Intelligence community partners.

    We are seeking an Associate Director for the Software Implementation and Integration Department who will work directly with our internal and external customers to integrate diverse Aerospace knowledge and leverage the latest technologies to address their toughest challenges. The Associate Director will lead and manage an impactful team of software developers proficient in all areas related to software development.

    This position is a predominately onsite in El Segundo, CA with a hybrid work model that supports some remote work.

    What You'll Be Doing
    • Work with the Director in establishing Department's objectives and goals and communicate them to staff, management and interfacing matrix organizations.
    • Provide overall direction to department's technical programs and ensures department's capabilities are effectively applied to needs of customers programs.
    • Identify and assign sub-organization and staff functional responsibilities. Assign and coordinate work activities within organization, monitor workload, progress, and schedules.
    • Participate with Software Engineering Subdivision (SES) management team in determining organization's structure and staff and supports resource needs. Participates in budget planning and allocation of resources.
    • Seek and identify new opportunities for the department and coordinate with higher management to assess new pursuits consistent with corporate practices, goals and objectives.
    • Develop staff in their career progression, mentor, hire, and collaborate with leadership and immediate management chain.
    • Conduct staff performance reviews and recommends performance improvement, career development, salary, and promotion actions; establishes staffing needs and recommends reassignments, training, transfers, and other staff deployments; assists other supervisors in evaluation, mentoring, and assignment of staff.
    • Engaging in matrix support planning at the Subdivision level to ensure skills are available to meet customer needs.
    • Cooperate and frequently communicate with customer. Build reciprocal working relationships with diverse associates across Aerospace and with customers.
    • Understand the drivers of change and actively contributes to its acceptance at the local/team level.
    • Be able to identify roadblocks and modify existing approaches to achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness.

    What You Need to be Successful

    Minimum Requirements:
    • BS degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or related technical field.
    • 12 or more years of progressively responsible experience in software engineering
    • Strong experience in project management
    • Experience in software development and experience as a technical lead
    • Ability to form and lead technical analysis teams and projects
    • Familiarity with National Security Space systems, Department of Defense, civil, commercial space systems or advanced space technologies
    • Proven ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external customers
    • Track record demonstrating the ability to build an environment of teamwork and develop/grow an organization by providing consistent mentoring, coaching, and training opportunities
    • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills for interactions at all organizational levels
    • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a 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:
    • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field from a recognized institution
    • Familiarity in multiple areas associated with National Security Space systems, Department of Defense, civil, commercial space systems, and advanced space technologies
    • Familiarity with satellite ground systems, operations, and launch
    • Familiarity with the software development methodologies and cloud frameworks at the enterprise level
    • Experience with and understanding of Aerospace and customer business processes
    • Experience working with the Aerospace Engineering matrix
    • Proven commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
    • Current and active Top Secret/SCI security clearance.

    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)
    $122,952 - $202,011 - $281,070

    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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