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Vice President, Strategic Space Operation

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Date: Sep 24, 2017

Location: Colorado Springs, CO, US, 80916

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 26443 

All Locations: Colorado Springs, CO (Colorado) 

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 clandestine 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 vice president, Strategic Space Operations is responsible for managing a broad portfolio supporting Aerospace customers in critical mission areas. In this role, the vice president will serve as the principal interface to senior customers at Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Space Security and Defense Program (SSDP), the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and Air Force Global Strike Command.  The role includes the oversight and guidance of Aerospace support to several major mission areas including space security, strategic deterrent modernization, and enterprise architecture supporting the Space Warfighting Construct. The successful candidate will lead a team of engineers, scientists and supporting staff to accomplish this mission. 


This position will report to the Defense Systems Group, Senior Vice President and will be located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Key Functions


  • Provides executive leadership to senior-level customers across the national security space enterprise and across the corporation
  • Routinely engages with AFSPC senior leadership, SSDP Director, and community leaders to ensure that Aerospace is addressing and executing well on our customer's most critical problems
  • Works across the corporation to build and maintain strong relationships between the Engineering and Technology Group and the corporate program offices
  • Provides technical expertise and consults with senior management regarding recommendations on pertinent engineering issues
  • Leads a team of technical experts and support staff to accomplish Aerospace’s strategic imperatives and achieve mission success




  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical discipline
  • Top secret security clearance
  • 15 years of technical experience
  • 10 years of direct people management
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of customers and corporate staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams to accomplish mission objectives




  • Master’s degree in engineering or other technical discipline
  • SCI Access

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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: VICE PRESIDENT 

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Corporate Officers 

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.


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, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Nearest Major Market: Colorado Springs

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