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Filter by Date: Jan 10, 2019

Filter by Location: Crystal City, VA, US, 22202

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44370 

All Locations: Crystal City, 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?



Civil Systems Group, a division of The Aerospace Corporation, brings engineering expertise and valued capabilities to our civil customers.  In this Systems Director role you will provide overall technical and managerial leadership for CSG support in the emerging fields of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems. You will work collaboratively with NASA senior managers and staff, other civil agencies, as well as our Aerospace engineering and program development staff in establishing, executing, and developing these lines of business. The advisor will be responsible for strategies to understand customer needs, develop customer awareness and coordinate with Aerospace Engineering and Technology Group (ETG) to provide specialized analyses.         



  • Provide overall day-to-day technical and managerial guidance and direction to direct reports local and remote.
  •  Provide technical leadership, oversight and direct support for all work and deliveries, and coordinate with subject matter experts and engineering support across interdisciplinary and geographically distributed teams.
  • Support the development and documentation of corporate capabilities into service line offerings.
  • Work with the civil customers, partner organizations, and Aerospace technical experts in formulating overall strategy, defining requirements, and evaluating capabilities, in developing and broadening Aerospace’s reach in AI and autonomous systems.
  •  Assist in strategic planning and establishing external strategic relationships with potential partners, customers, and collaborators.
  • Apply Aerospace technical expertise in structuring support objectives, plans (scope, cost, schedule, resource) for on-going support efforts and strategic studies.
  • Represent the organization and internal meetings and externally at customer venues.
  • There is no geographic preference for the role. Position open to all locations. 



  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution
  •  A minimum of 12 years relevant experience that includes program office and technical leadership.
  •  Previous technical and management experience in AI and autonomous systems. 
  •  Demonstrated business acumen in planning, executing and managing tactical and strategic business plans in support of business goals and objectives, including planning managing scope, cost, schedule, resources.
  • Demonstrated experience in hiring, developing and managing qualified staff.
  •  Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across different levels of customers, contractors and corporate staff.
  • Demonstrated initiative, independent action, mature judgment, outstanding verbal and written communications skills, excellent liaison and coordination capabilities, effective teaming skills, and ability to interact effectively with all levels of Aerospace, government, and contractor personnel.
  •  Experience with developing strategic plans that transition the leadership, workforce, product lines and assets for our civil customers.



  • Advanced Degree in an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution
  • Supervisory experience managing technical staff, broad experience across the program life cycle, and experience working with senior level customers.
  • Experience working within a systems engineering matrix environment.
  •  Experience in developing and delivering research and study proposals for grants and related solicitations.


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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

Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Civil Engineer, Engineer, Secret Clearance, Strategic Planning, Aerospace, Engineering, Government, Strategy, Aviation

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