System Director - Advanced Capabilities Group, Space Rapid Capability Office

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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.

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The Responsive Space within the Space Innovation Directorate (SID) leads the Aerospace team supporting the Space Rapid Capability Office (RCO). This includes technical support for operational employment of Space Force capabilities, assistance and oversight for space and ground programs, mission development, systems engineering, and operations planning for operational systems.

This position is 100% onsite in Albuquerque, New Mexico

What You'll Be Doing
  • Assist in positioning Aerospace as the FFRDC of choice for Space RCO by providing the highest value in our program contributions
  • Integration of Aerospace knowledge and analysis to provide responsive recommendations to the customer leadership for multiple, diverse on-going programs and new programs added to the portfolio
  • Actively communicate and coordinate with counterpart organizations, management, and customers to ensure timely, high-quality development and delivery of strategies, analyses, risk assessments and recommendations
  • Integrate and leverage all aspects/functions/capability of the Aerospace Corporation in executing the mission portfolio through virtual teaming, backplane engagement, ETG matrix, etc.
  • Work closely with members of a diverse team of military, government civilians, prime contractors, SE&I contractors, FFRDCs and National Laboratories.
  • Manage a team of 5-8 high-performing employees and assist with the management of the technical operating plans, budget control, staffing, workforce needs, personnel development, technical positions, performance evaluations and customer interactions.
  • Actively participate in customer senior decision forums. Elevate Aerospace's strategic value to Space RCO through the introduction of game-changing technologies, objective evaluation of alternative technologies, and help shaping an optimized technology investment plan.
  • Assist with anticipating the customer needs and create an agile work force at a regional office that can respond efficiently to growth.
  • Manage STE allocations of program office team and ETG reach back.
  • This position is located in Albuquerque, NM.


What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • BS degree in engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences is required or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • 12 or more years of progressively responsible experience in systems engineering or program management
  • Demonstrated ability to form and lead small, high performance teams
  • Broad familiarity with space systems and advanced, potentially game-changing space technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly dynamic Program Office environment with a mix of government, FFRDC, and SETA personnel
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; experience presenting and writing technical information
  • Occasional travel required
  • This position requires an active TS/SCI security clearance, which is 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 technical discipline (engineering, science or math)
  • Experience with program execution from initiation of acquisition strategy and proposal development through source selection support; to program design, development, integration and test; to launch and early orbit; continuing through operations.
  • An excellent personal technical reputation and a record of personal technical achievement
  • Program office and management experience
  • Working knowledge of expertise from across the Aerospace corporation, especially subject matter experts and laboratory operations with the ability to support customer needs


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 : R006075
Originally Posted : 4 months ago

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