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Associate Director, Classified Services

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Filter by Date: Mar 22, 2019

Filter by Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44617 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia) 

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?


The Associate Director of Classified Services is to act as a focal point for the architecting, implementing and maintaining of the corporation’s classified IT services. Based in the Chantilly, VA office, the  Associate Director manages a department of 3-5 direct staff, and will utilize matrixed personnel from other EIS organizations to orchestrate support for customer needs. The  Associate Director is also expected to act as a local managerial resource and advocate for EIS staff without onsite management.




Key Functions

  • Work with engineering and program office staff supporting classified efforts to understand requirements and address concerns
  • Work with EIS IT enterprise engineering office personnel to architect services
  • Work with other EIS organizations to implement technical solution
  • Work with the Comprehensive Maintenance and Operations Contractor personnel to deploy and maintain services
  • Act as a local managerial resource for all Chantilly staff without on-site management





  • Bachelor’s Degree with 12 or more years of increasing experience
  • Proven experience in planning, organizing, and developing IT technologies
  • Substantial exposure to data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and outsourced systems, including cloud computing, platforms and systems as a service, high performance computing, Linux, iOS, and Windows
  • Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through day-to-day operations
  • Excellent understanding of project management principles
  • Superior ability to translate organizational goals and objectives into actionable implementation plans
  • Proven leadership ability, especially with management of resources outside your organization
  • TS/SSBI clearance, or the ability to obtain and maintain one



  • Advanced Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • Experience with IT operations in constrained environments
  • Considerable knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, and business office operations
  • Experience in Agile methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban
  • Project management or Agile product owner certification
  • Exceptional service orientation

Transcript Requirement



Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph 

Relocation Available:  No 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

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 poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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