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.
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The Space Systems Group (SSG) serves as the technical and programmatic advisor to the United States Space Force's (USSF's) Space Systems Command (SSC) [formerly Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC)] for acquiring, developing and fielding capabilities for the United States Space Command and joint warfighter as well as to maintain America's comprehensive military advantage in space.
As the Senior Project Leader for the Missile Track Custody Demonstration (MTCD) program within the Demonstration and Technology Department, you will lead Aerospace's efforts pioneering a new Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Missile Tracking Prototype with an emphasis on strong Digital Engineering to prove out and begin fielding a new resilient Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) architecture to satisfy the requirements of the Missile Warning and Missile Defense Capability Description Document (CDD). You will be part of a team supporting numerous fast paced advanced technology programs including on-orbit demonstrations and prototypes, ground testbeds and advanced technology maturation for SSC's Development Corps.What You'll Be Doing
What You Need to be Successful
- Serve as principal technical representative to the Government's SSC Development Corps, Strategic Systems Division, MTCD Branch Chief and staff.
- Lead architecture and system trade assessments, requirement decomposition analysis, CONOPS and interface validation, as well as system level integration, test and verification activities across multiple contractor prototype efforts.
- Define and execute a program Digital Engineering (DE) strategy and assist in establishing system engineering processes to integrate model-based systems engineering (MBSE) models with mission level modeling and simulation, functional system decomposition and design interface definition associated with the architecture and system CONOPS.
- Plan, organize, tailor and lead mission assurance activities to appropriately balance risk tolerance and speed associated with rapid prototype systems
- Lead daily interaction with Government customer leaders, SSC Capability Area Integrators and other stakeholders across the Missile Warning/Tracking community to align prototype objectives with operational needs.
- Partner across The Aerospace Corporation's engineering matrix organization of space vehicle, ground system and payload subsystem experts to provide the customer with objective, data driven assessments to support programmatic decisions.
- Quickly assess risk, schedule, and cost trades to enable responsive delivery of space capabilities, while meeting mission objectives
How You Can Stand Out
- Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant Engineering, Math or Science subject area
- At least 12 years of progressively more responsible related experience in engineering, science, or space system development
- Track record of leading integrated multidisciplinary teams to develop and fielding spaceflight prototypes on short timelines with the ability to offer innovative solutions for future concept development and operational transition
- Thorough understanding of Digital Engineering principles and experience with model-based system engineering (MBSE) tools, data ontologies/standards and model development
- Relevant Government program office acquisition experience to include cost, schedule, risk, performance, and utility analysis of space systems
- Demonstrated ability to succinctly describe complex technical issues to engineering staff, senior leadership, customers and a team of government support contractors to influence outcomes.
- Willingness to travel approximately 10 percent of the time
- This position requires a current and active TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government; and U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
Ways We Reward Our Employees
- Masters from an accredited program in science, math, engineering, or relevant discipline.
- In-depth technical knowledge and accomplishments with OPIR Missile Warning or Missile tracking mission systems and capabilities
- Experience leveraging matrix engineering staff deep technical capabilities with respect to space vehicle, ground system and OPIR sensor modeling, and simulation
- Thorough understanding of the National Security Space (NSS) space enterprise including the major programs and roles of SSC
- Experience with space system resiliency considerations
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
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