Associate Director - Digital & Integrated Circuit Electronics Department

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Circuit, Civil, ASIC, FPGA, Python, Linux
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.

The Electronics and Sensors Division (ESD) is a world-class engineering and scientific leader in electronics and remote sensing systems. The Digital and Integrated Circuit Electronics Department (DICED) resides within ESD and supports the design, modeling, simulation, verification, analysis, and test for microelectronics and digital electronic boards, boxes, subsystems, and systems for civil, commercial, and national space systems. Our expertise, combined with sophisticated in-house laboratories, rapid prototyping, and extensive modeling and simulation capabilities, enables DICED to deliver innovative solutions to national space systems and civil customers.

What You'll Be Doing [5-7 bullets recommended]
  • Provide leadership, strategic planning, budgeting, and management of technical staff and operations
  • Assign resources, determine staffing needs, coordinate activities, and communicate with requisite stakeholders
  • Provide in-depth digital and microelectronic support to SMC, NRO, and Civil Space Programs
  • Leads teams in the independent assessment of microelectronic and digital electronic boards, boxes, subsystems, and systems for space systems, including space, ground, and test infrastructure
  • Leverage our extensive modeling and simulation capabilities to design and evaluate both ASIC and FPGA designs
  • Define, assess, and support architectural evaluations and implementations of space systems
  • Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned as needed

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering or another related discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in acquisition, design, analysis, test, and verification of digital and microelectronic hardware, including ASIC and/or FPGA design
  • Demonstrated ability to provide departmental strategic and budget planning, workforce planning, recruiting, and staffing, succession planning, personnel development, and customer relationships
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain reciprocal and collaborative working relationships with diverse associates and customers
  • Proven ability to foster a harmonious environment of teamwork and develop/grow an organization by providing consistent mentoring, coaching, and training opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate teams to achieve high performance
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills for interactions at all organizational levels
  • Willing to travel domestically up to 25%
  • Current and active Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information access (Secret/SCI) government clearance
How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Advanced degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering or another related discipline
  • Current and active Top-Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information access TS/SCI government clearance
  • Expert knowledge in acquisition, design, analysis, test, and verification of digital and microelectronic hardware, including ASIC and/or FPGA design
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++ and MATLAB within Unix/Linux programming environments
  • Expert knowledge of high-speed digital design best practices, including signal integrity

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 The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Company Information

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Dice Id : 90970895
Position Id : R000129
Originally Posted : 8 months ago

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