Reliability and Statistics Project Leader

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Aerospace Corporation
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.

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Job Summary

The Systems Engineering Division (SED) provides unmatched experience in systems engineering to the U.S. government and to numerous public and private agencies, universities, nonprofit organizations, consortia, and commercial companies involved in the advanced application of space technology. From systems architecture development to system analysis and optimization, astrodynamics, orbital debris, navigation, failure analysis, mission assurance, cost and schedule assessment, and economic market analysis, SED exploits an incredibly broad array of engineering and business disciplines against a diverse and dynamic portfolio of programs and national challenges.

The Reliability and Statistics Department (RSD) within SED provides our customers with reliability modeling and statistical analysis expertise, with a special focus on assessing the capabilities and replenishment needs of satellite constellations. As a member of RSD you will serve as a liaison to management and customer representatives and lead the production and delivery of work products by RSD and interdisciplinary teams.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Perform and lead interdisciplinary teams performing satellite reliability modeling and constellation-level risk and availability assessments
  • Represent RSD in working groups devoted to reliability and functional availability analysis
  • Promote RSD's capabilities to internal and external prospective customers
  • Identify issues, prioritize tasks, review work products, plan/execute budgets, and act as spokesperson for project teams to management/customers
  • Provide expert reliability consultation and review of contractor deliverables such as reliability predictions and FMECAs to support acquisition milestones
  • Advance the state of the art of space system reliability engineering through leadership and direct support of internal research and development activities


What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • MS or equivalent degree from an accredited program in statistics, mathematics, computer science, or related field of science or engineering
  • 8 years of technical experience related to satellite reliability engineering, 12 years required for L3
  • Proficiency in at least one programming/scripting language (e.g. R, python, Matlab, C++)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify, organize, prioritize, and ensure timely completion of tasks and attention to detail
  • This position requires a current and active TS/SCI security clearance, 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:
  • PhD degree from an accredited program in a related field
  • Experience in an engineering management or project leadership role
  • Direct experience with functional availability modeling and satellite lifetime prediction
  • Experience with survival analysis, design-of-experiments, and other statistical disciplines related to reliability engineering
  • Expertise in R and one or more reliability engineering tools (e.g. Windchill, Reliasoft products)
  • Expert-level proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office tools


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 : R005265
Originally Posted : 8 months ago

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