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Filter by Date: Jul 8, 2019

Filter by Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 45598 

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’s Software Implementation and Integration Department (SIID) is looking for a mid-level Section Manager to lead and grow a team of engineers who design, implement and deploy software solutions to support our nation’s space enterprise. The Software Implementation Section support a variety of customers including the Space Missile Center (SMC), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and other civil customers (e.g. NASA), and NOAA. The section manager will provide technical management, oversight to support software engineering projects for mission-critical space systems.


Key Functions

  • Provides task planning, schedule, and labor estimates for proposed technical work assignments. Advises supervision of resources needs and capabilities. Provides inputs for budgetary planning.
  • Development of software infrastructure to support dataset management, automated testing, and DevSecOps pipelines.
  • Work with department director and other managers as needed in all aspects of developing and managing the organization.
  • Recruit, hire, mentor, and lead staff to create cutting edge prototypes in the fields of ground and spacecraft cyber security.
  • Interface with the program office customers in task scoping, budget and project management.
  • Extensive interaction via technical working groups, briefings, and personal contact with other engineers, program office personnel, contractors, and government personnel.
  • Lead project teams in the proposal, design and execution of research and development tasks both internal and external to the department
  • Ensure the technical qualify of deliverables (reports, software, services, etc.) to customers.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline from a recognized institution
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and complete tasks, learn new technical approaches, mentor junior staff, lead technical efforts, and interact effectively with a broad range of organizations.
  • Strong written and oral communications and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance issued by the U.S. government. US citizenship is required to obtain a clearance.



  • Current TS/SCI level clearance with CI poly
  • Advanced degrees (Masters or PhD) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline
  • Experience with Agile, SAFe Agile, DevSecOps processes.
  • Prior experience working with one or more of our core customers (NRO, NOAA, SMC)
Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: None 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

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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