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Filter by Date: May 16, 2019

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44972 

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?


We are seeking a Portfolio Architect and Engineer to lead the space combat operations definition and implementation for cross-program solutions.  The role supports SMC directed implementation of the Space Warfighting Construct (SWC) though operational integration of SMC acquisitions for the warfighter.  This position will provide technical leadership for integrating new ConOps, capabilities, partnerships and innovation for an operational approach to integration of capabilities. 
Portfolio Architecture Combat Operations Lead will act as technical authority, consultant, primary investigator, or team leader. May lead or organize interfaces between customers' and Aerospace technical and management staff. Coordinates large-scale technical efforts across program/project lines.


Key Functions

•    Outreach to operators, Combat Development Division, NSDC and other users
•    Develop tactics, techniques and procedures to assist the space community
•    Work with Project West Wing and other mission partners to maintain custody of the threat baseline and projections
•    Incorporate Digital Engineering tools to provide a common implementation and source of authority for interfacing across programs and mission partners
•    Regular interactions with the mod/sim and analysis communities to ensure seamless integration of data products into analysis outputs for decision makers




  • A bachelor's degree in science, math or engineering 
  • 12 years + relevant progressive work experience in system operations, battle management, command and control or related discipline
  • Broad familiarity with SMC and Air Force Space Command organizations, missions, architectures and systems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work in a team environment
  • Ability to build and/or maintain substantive rapport with Aerospace peers and government customers
  • Demonstrated ability to influence outcomes utilizing objective facts
  • Excellent written communication skills - can organize complex materials and concepts in a manner that is clear and logical
  • Excellent verbal communication skills - clear, concise, persuasive; builds consensus through speaking; polished, professional style
  • Some travel is required
  • Eligible for a Top Secret clearance and SCI access



  • Field experience in threat analysis, space operations or other military operations 
  • An excellent personal technical reputation and a record of personal technical achievement 
  • Experience with Space Warfighting Construct and digital engineering tools
  • The ability to work independently in developing needs and executing in an uncertain environment
  • Experience with requirements generations, tracking, verification and validation
  • Ability to organize and execute high quality, substantive events including technical forums, major studies and executive presentations
  • Technical depth in multiple space mission areas
  • Familiarity with Aerospace Federal Government  and Civil/Commercial customers
  • Current TS/SCI and eligibility for SAP


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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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