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Manager, Vehicle Conceptual Design

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Filter by Date: May 15, 2019

Filter by Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 45359 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

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?

Responsibilities

The Manager (El Segundo) will work with the Director (El Segundo) and Associate Director (Chantilly) of the Vehicle Design and Innovation Department (VDID) to develop customer relationships; develop, grow, manage, and perform work; and hire and mentor staff in El Segundo to support VDID and ADS activities. The Manager is responsible for the management and technical direction of the Vehicle Conceptual Design Section of VDID. This section conducts conceptual design studies of space systems, evaluates proposed or existing space system designs, and develops tools and models. The Manager will participate in the hiring, training, and career development of the MTS in the section, as well as participate in design activities that require interaction with program office and contractor personnel. As a member of the department management team, the Manager will help guide the department’s vision and direction, identify opportunities that bring work into the department and work with the subdivision management team.

 

 

 

Key Functions

 

  • Initiate, manage, and recommend personnel staffing requests (hiring, promoting, etc.)
  • Mentor section staff both in technical and career growth
  • Assign section staff with specific tasking as necessary
  • Lead and participate in multi-disciplinary engineering teams in the development and analysis of space vehicles
  • Lead and participate in conceptual and preliminary design studies of space systems
  • Evaluate spacecraft design and architecture concepts
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Provide vehicle systems engineering support in the execution of customer programs
  • Work with government and program office personnel and members of ETG
  • Develop tools and models that support spacecraft design and analysis activities

 

Qualifications

 

Required

 

  • BS degree in a relevant engineering discipline, science, or a related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in space systems design with a good knowledge of spacecraft subsystems and system engineering
  • Experience with CubeSats and working with iLab and xLab
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, adapt quickly to change, and demonstrate initiative under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a wide variety of spacecraft systems engineering tasks from concept development to launch
  • Experience in developing, leading, and working on multi-disciplinary engineering teams
  • Demonstrated experience in concurrent engineering tools, processes, and methodologies
  • Demonstrated technical spacecraft analysis and design support for feasibility studies, architecture analysis, and business case assessments
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong, demonstrated personal initiative
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain TS/SSBI clearance

 

 

 

Preferred

 

  • Advanced degree in a related field
  • Extensive use of MS Office and other computer applications, especially in support of space vehicle design and analysis
  • Rapid prototyping experience
  • Current TS/SSBI clearance

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

 

Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

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 ieo.mailbox@aero.org. 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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