Satellite Vehicle Lead

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Project
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.

We remain committed to maintaining a safe environment for hiring as we look forward to the future of work. Click here for information on Aerospace's COVID-19 directives and safety procedures implemented to keep our workplace safe.

The Special Programs Division (SPD) supports our USSF customer, SMC/Special Programs, in the development, delivery, operations, and sustainment of unrivaled capabilities to guarantee space superiority for our nation.
The selected Senior Project Leader will serve as a critical member of a small team supporting the planning, acquisition, and development of an advanced communication system. This position is for a technical and acquisition leadership role within an integrated program office of Air Force, Aerospace, and SE&I contractors. The selected applicant will lead efforts with respect to the evaluation, acquisition, and development of advanced communication systems and will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the project life cycle, including design reviews, integration and test, and early operational testing.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Serve as primary Aerospace interface to Customer space vehicle lead.
  • Provide technical leadership in acquiring current generation space capabilities and developing future architectures.
  • Maintain situation awareness of all spacecraft hardware / software related issues, and proactively utilize Aerospace resources in support of timely resolution and / or risk assessments.
  • Evaluate contractor deliverables and support mission assurance planning and implementation.
  • The selected applicant will coordinate relevant Aerospace ETG contributions, and keep management informed of program status
  • Interact with a diverse professional network across Aerospace, the Government, and contractors in a manner that is open and inclusive to solve challenging issues through spacecraft design, integration, and test.

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited program in applicable STEM area.
  • 12 years of experience in hardware development and acquisition.
  • Demonstrated ability to form and lead small, high performance teams
  • Experience with government acquisition of space capabilities.
  • Willing to travel domestically approx. 10% of time
  • This position requires current TS/SCI with the ability to obtain additional clearances which are 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:
  • Masters or PhD degree from an accredited program in applicable STEM area.
  • Active program clearance for the Space Force's Advanced MILSATCOM Division
  • Demonstrated performance in design, development, build, integration, test, and / or deployment of space systems, specifically within the spacecraft bus.
  • Experience in mission assurance processes

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 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 : R002878
Originally Posted : 3 months ago

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