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Filter by Date: Mar 13, 2019

Filter by Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44819 

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?


Aerospace is looking for a Director to lead and manage the Software Implementation & Integration Department (SIID), to include hiring, staffing projects, employee development, performance management, technical guidance and review of employee tasks and products, determination of salary actions, and management of capital and overhead budgets.


Key Functions

  • Provide strategic direction to the department in growing the skill sets, lab capabilities, and branching out to new customers.
  • Manage and guide the staff’s careers to include succession planning and mentoring.
  • Provide software engineering technical expertise for software and systems for DoD, Civil, Commercial, and IC software enterprises.
  • Use quantitative approaches for management of software acquisition.
  • Perform software mission assurance.
  • Provide technical expertise in software implementation and integration (e.g., Cloud, Agile, DevOps), flight software, and data/database development.
  • Work with Aerospace program offices to ensure expectations are met and that skills sets are appropriate for the task.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with counter-parts in program offices across NSG, CSG, DSG, SSG, and SPO, and etc., including ETG.
  • Create service offerings for the department that can be used by the program offices.
  • Ensure that staff’s work products are of expected quality and meet customer timelines.



  • B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or related technical discipline
  • Strong technical leadership skills
  • Demonstrated experience in creating a strategic vision and executing it.
  • Successful track record of leading and building teams.
  • Strong technical background and a clearly demonstrated expertise in software engineering, software architecture, software development, software development processes, and software design methods.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to tactfully advise decision makers
  • Commitment to company goals and objectives 
  • Current Top Secret/SCI security clearance with SSBI and CI polygraph.



  • An advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related technical discipline.
  • A broad technical background and clearly demonstrated expertise in software engineering: examples include but are not limited to software architecture frameworks, service-oriented architectures, model-based software engineering (MBSE), software prototyping, and data engineering.
  • Experience on critical, large scale, large team systems or software intensive systems for space.
  • Experience across the entire software lifecycle, from inception, through design, development, testing and deployment.
  • Experience supporting a program office 


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Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

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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