International Partnership Network Engineering Lead

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Systems, Project, Engineer, Mechanical, Computer
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 Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. 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.

The Global Partnership (GP) team's mission is to collaborate with international governments, industry, and other U.S. Government departments and agencies on space systems development and acquisition. Through close coordination with key U.S. departments and agencies, the GP team brings space systems expertise to develop space cooperation with international partners and commercial entities that enhances the U.S. DoD space architecture's effectiveness and resiliency.

In this opportunity you will serve as the technical advisor to the government's Space Systems Command (SSC) Cross Mission Ground and Communications team, enabling global network architectures, developing interfaces to integrate partners which enable data access and enhance operational warfighter mission outcomes.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Provide technical direction and recommendations to USG customers on identifying and developing international partnerships and agreements to integrate into US DoD space systems architecture
  • Leverage your technical acumen and soft-people skills to lead and facilitate exploratory and negotiating discussions with U.S. and international stakeholders towards development of new partnerships and/or agreements at a fast-pace speed that is operationally relevant to our warfighters
  • Develop technical assessments and analyses in support of international partnership and agreement development
  • Provide space systems acquisition expertise and leadership of allied acquisition efforts through collaboration with stakeholders across various Aerospace and USG organizations, the SSC programs of record, and allied governments
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding directives, policies, and regulations for government international agreements, facilitate Aerospace and customer application of the Arms Export Control Act and implementation of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) for armaments cooperation, export control, technology transfer and foreign disclosure
  • Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned as needed

This position is available as a Project Engineer or as a Senior Project Engineer.

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering discipline (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, etc.) or a related technical field
  • Eight or more years of increasingly responsible relevant professional engineering/scientific experience, including systems engineering and/or program management
  • Ability to work closely with senior government management and guide senior leaders on space systems acquisition, design, or production through engineering presentations, informal discussions and courses of action decisions
  • Some experience supporting the planning and development of space systems ground, network architectures and/or programs.
  • Willing to travel domestically/internationally approximately 25%
  • This position requires a current and active Secret security clearance and an ability to obtain a TS/SCI with polygraph which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

What You Need to be Successful - Senior Project Engineer

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering discipline (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, etc.) or a related technical field
  • Twelve or more years of increasingly responsible relevant professional engineering/scientific experience, including systems engineering and/or program management
  • Proven capability to work closely with senior government management and guide senior leaders on space systems acquisition, design, or production through engineering presentations, informal discussions and courses of action decisions
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the planning and development of space systems ground, network architectures and/or programs. Resulting in broad technical/programmatic impact inside and/or outside of Aerospace.
  • Experience with multiple mission areas across the SSC portfolio, including SATCOM, remote sensing/early warning, PNT, as well as a background in software, cyber, and/or ground system integration
  • Willing to travel domestically/internationally approximately 25%
  • This position requires a current and active Secret security clearance and an ability to obtain a TS/SCI with polygraph which is issued by the US 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:
  • An advanced degree from an accredited program in STEM areas like operations research, engineering, computer science, networking, cyber or related applicable technical discipline.
  • Considered an expert in one of the following: solution architecting, systems engineering processes, or project management and familiar with the other two.
  • Familiarity with the latest networking technologies, security and tools, and the development of new resilient space networking concepts, algorithms, and protocols in the areas of space mesh networks, proliferated LEO architectures, 5G, Internet of Space Things, network virtualization, and software defined networks.
  • Demonstrated hands on experience in defense and/or commercial networks incorporating the design, analysis, and simulation of the next generation of advanced space and ground networks, communication system concepts, and architectures.
  • Previous experience in working the Arms Export Control Act, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), export control, technology transfer, and foreign disclosure matters and/or in supporting international armaments cooperation agreements
  • A current and active TS/SCI with polygraph

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.

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 ieo.mailbox@aero.org. 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 : R002916
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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