Sr. Project Leader - RF Payload

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Systems, RF
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.

Job Summary
The National Systems Group serves as the technical adviser to the National Reconnaissance Office and its mission partners involved in the collection and distribution of national and tactical intelligence, including electronics programs, ground and communications, imagery programs, and systems engineering and launch.

In this opportunity you will serve as the primary senior technical advisor leading mission assurance activities for Dir-H RF payload acquisitions in the Electronic Programs Division.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Providing technical leadership during design reviews, prioritizing technical excellence while balancing programmatic constraints
  • Forming/leading matrix engineering support teams to perform mission assurance for advanced state of the art RF payloads
  • Leading matrix engineering support teams to identify technical risks and develop resolution plans to close technical issues balancing program constraints
  • Working closely with Senior Government program leadership and senior contractor leads to communicate risk assessment findings and resolution recommendations
  • Leading matrix engineering support teams independent analyses and assessments to support payload sell-off activities and milestone reviews
  • Interacting collaboratively with the customer and a wide variety of other support and development contractors who are associated with the program

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, science, mathematics or related technical discipline
  • A minimum of 12 years engineering experience
  • Experience working with space borne RF systems, Microwave, millimeter wave or antenna acquisitions
  • Familiarity with RF systems modeling, simulation, calibration and testing
  • Experience leading support teams
  • Willing to support moderate travel (approximately 1 week per month)
  • This position requires the a current and active TS/SSBI/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. 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 relevant engineering, mathematics or science field
  • Experience working on NRO SIGINT satellite or technology development programs
  • Experience with RF system simulation development and digital analysis
  • Knowledge of industry standards and best practices for space vehicle assembly, as well as functional, performance and environmental testing
  • Knowledge of best practices for conducting requirements verification, milestone reviews, anomaly investigation and failure review boards

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 : R001992
Originally Posted : 5 months ago

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