Senior Project Leader, HQ US Space Command

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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.

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.

Space Enterprise and Warfighting Division, Space Operations organization is seeking a Senior Project Leader to provide leadership and direction for Aerospace's support to the Headquarters United States Space Command (USSPACECOM). The successful candidate will lead diverse, multi-disciplinary teams comprised of Aerospace, other FFRDC/lab, and SETA contractor partners across multiple locations to deliver world-class analytical results for a demand set of government partners.

This position is based in Colorado Springs, CO and requires 100% onsite work in the office, in classified facilities. Periodic travel is required.

What You'll be Doing

The successful candidate will serve as technical study lead primarily in support of the USSPACECOM Technical Analysis Group, as well as other tasks, with direct support to USSPACECOM senior leadership. They will need to bring a combatant command warfighting mentality to lead, direct, and collaborate with diverse internal Aerospace teams, and occasionally external partners, to ensure sound analytic rigor and technical insight is effectively used to answer senior USSPACECOM leadership questions.
  • Integration of Aerospace knowledge and analysis to provide responsive recommendations to the customer for multiple, diverse on-going technical efforts with prime consideration of USSPACECOM combatant commander responsibilities
  • Integrate and leverage all aspects/functions/capability of the Aerospace Corporation in executing the USSPACECOM Technical Analysis Group sponsored studies through virtual teaming, backplane engagement, ETG matrix, etc
  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of space control, SDA, BMC2, SATCOM, and other space mission areas
  • Establish, lead and mentor high-performing ETG teams across multiple geographic locations
  • Provide periodic execution reviews to Aerospace and customer senior management
  • Assist with anticipating the customer needs and create an agile, matrixed work force that can respond efficiently
  • Provide accountable management of the business activities for individual projects (budgets, schedule, facilities, security, secure data processing and secure communications, etc.)


What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements :
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, physics or other technical sciences from a recognized institution.
  • A strong technical background and experience in operations, systems engineering, testing, fielding and operations from a range of perspectives and domains
  • Minimum of 12 years' experience in system acquisition, development, operations, and/or program management.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership ability, with good interpersonal communication and briefing skills along with the ability to work independently and interact effectively with high level government, Aerospace, and contractor personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using verbal presentations and written reports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to work across organizations
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to mobilize personnel and influence decision makers
  • Ability to lead multiple programs and/or activities simultaneously and to be comfortable serving as a point-of-contact.
  • Ability to work in the office, this position is not compatible with telecommuting
  • This position requires an active Top-Secret clearance and ability to obtain/maintain a TS/SCI with SAP/SAR accesses. 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 the following
  • Graduate degree in engineering, physics, or other technical sciences from a recognized institution
  • Current knowledge of Space Control system technologies, capabilities, acquisition, and an understanding of space and ground systems development.
  • Experience leveraging matrixed employees to provide expertise for space systems development
  • Demonstrated success in directly interfacing with senior government leadership of varying backgrounds
  • Extensive experience with one or more space system development program offices
  • Experience working with the USSPACECOM, Space Security and Defense Program, US Space Force, and NRO customers
  • Knowledge of man-made threats to space systems
  • Current Special Access Program (SAP) accesses


Grade-Based Pay Range

(Min - Mid - Max)
$172,000 - $191,000 - $210,000

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 : R006324
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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