Sr. Project Leader - GEOINT Engineering

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Systems, Project, System, Modeling, Simulation
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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The National Systems Group serves as the technical advisor to the Intelligence Community and its mission partners involved in the collection and distribution of national and tactical intelligence, including electronics programs, advanced technologies, ground and communications, imagery programs, and systems engineering and launch.

The National Geospatial Programs subdivision (NGP) serves as the technical and programmatic advisor to the National Geospatial-Intelligence (GEOINT) Agency (NGA) and other mission partners involved in the end-to-end GEOINT mission. We are looking for a Senior Project Leader to deliver advanced solutions and ensure the capture of emerging capabilities and missions across the GEOINT community.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Leading and assisting multi-disciplinary teams in support of NGA Enterprise, Futures and Readiness engaging with the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) and the Allied System for Geospatial-Intelligence (ASG)
  • Collaborating with Aerospace subject matter experts and support from offices across the Intelligence Community
  • Assisting and advising the development of systems engineering expertise, analytic capability development, and geospatial intelligence budget planning and programming
  • Supporting geospatial intelligence actions, documents, strategies, plans, and issues
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of both current and future GEOINT acquisitions programs including relevant advanced technology developments
  • Tracking and reporting Aerospace contributions to the GEOINT community to the customer and Aerospace management
  • Bringing the best of Aerospace's engineering matrix to bear in support of the portfolio and oversee all efforts in your area of responsibility

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's in engineering, computer science, or other relevant technical field
  • A minimum of 12 years of relevant experience.
  • An understanding of the NGA, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), their common interfaces, and lines of demarcation.
  • Familiarity with modeling and simulation of end-to-end GEOINT architectures, satellite design, systems engineering, network architectures, and/or sensor integration technologies.
  • Familiarity with program management, DoD & IC budget programming, requirements, and acquisition processes.
  • Ability to lead mixed government, SETA, and FFRDC teams.
  • This position requires local travel in the Washington DC area and occasional domestic and international travel
  • This position requires a current and active TS/SSBI/SCI clearance and polygraph 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:
  • Advanced degree in GEOINT-related disciplines.
  • Expertise and experience in geospatial intelligence CONOPS, collection systems, architectures, operations, and the GEOINT user community
  • Experience leading complex trade-study formulation and assessments for critical national programs
  • Experience working with NGA and/or NRO and deep understanding of how their missions relate to one another
  • Exceptional interpersonal, collaborative, customer interfacing, written, and oral communication skills
  • Experience with Aerospace Modeling and Simulation 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 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 : R003403
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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