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Date: Sep 23, 2017

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 11861 

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 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?



Provide technical and programmatic support to the Space Superiority Systems Directorate for Space-Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) programs. Principal responsibility will be for source selection and post contract award system development efforts to procure an SBSS Follow-On system, with emphases on the ground segment.  In addition, providing technical support for the operational SBSS Block 10 system will be required.




  • Write technical portions of the acquisition package for the SBSS Follow-On Ground Segment consistent with the Aerospace Mission Assurance Baseline. 
  • Ensure interfaces between the space segment, the ground segment and Enterprise Ground Services are well defined, meet requirements and have been properly implemented. 
  • Review offerors proposals and score them against selection criteria. 
  • Coordinate ETG staff to provide systems engineering studies and other technical products in support of system development, proposed Block 10 enhancements and Block 10 anomaly resolution. 
  • Assist in the planning and budgeting of ETG support staff to assure Aerospace resources are applied effectively to the program. 
  • Ensure that program office and ETG staff are effectively teamed to work closely with our customer, contractors, SETA personnel and other FFRDCs.  Strong emphasis will be placed on delivering high quality technical products in a timely manner through the use of matrix resources.  
  • Key responsibilities include:
    • Developing program requirements; preparing acquisition documentation; reviewing cost, budget and schedule information; performing risk assessments; and providing technical evaluations of contract deliverables.
    • Preparing timely products to include briefing packages, weekly and monthly status reports and TORs.
    • Ensuring professional integrity is maintained and that efforts are consistent with Aerospace mission assurance objectives.
  • Moderate travel will be required.






  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in engineering or science with 8 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly identify and assess risk areas and to work closely with ETG and program office peers, customer, and contractor personnel to resolve issues quickly
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as a strong initiative
  • A current (less than 41/2 years old) SSBI/SBI and Top Secret clearance




  • An advanced degree in engineering, mathematics or science desired
  • Ground systems development experience (both hardware and software) is desired
  • Experience with systems engineering, integration, testing and fielding of ground systems is desired
  • Demonstrated organizational and project leadership skills with the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams.






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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: PROJ ENGINEER  

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.


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.

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