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Strategic Initiatives Technical Lead - Senior Project Leader (Confidential)

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Filter by Date: Jan 11, 2019

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 43601 

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?


The Corporate Strategy Office is a fast-paced high-visibility environment facilitating the CEO, EVP, and other executives in the development and propagation of strategic plans and materials. This position provides the Corporate Strategy Office with experience and insight into the technologies and programs that are encountered in the development and communication of the corporation’s strategy. Strong communication skills, an ability to connect the dots, and a strong understanding of Aerospace’s value proposition are key elements of success.


Responsibilities include providing key inputs for material used by the CEO and the Board of Trustees, including quarterly written reports and briefings, surveys of key customers, and annual summaries of corporate performance. Additional responsibilities include oversight of the Corporate Strategic Initiative Project portfolio, managing the Value Team, and supporting the EVP in various efforts as needed.


Key Functions

  • Research and prepare material for the corporation’s board of trustees to communicate the corporation’s strategy, goals and performance, including briefings given by and on behalf of the CEO
  • Develop strategic communications outlining the corporation’s key strategic imperatives, their intent, and implications, and rationale
  • Oversee the corporation’s Strategic Initiative program which includes: working with the EVP, developing priorities and budgets for the program, coordinating “deep dive” presentations, and tracking and assessing performance
  • Develop and manage the Value Team, a select group of early career professionals who develop Value Vignettes and other materials that put the corporation’s greatest achievements in a strategic context



  • Advanced degree in a technical discipline such as science, engineering, or mathematics
  • Experience in technical or programmatic leadership roles (typically 12 years) 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to work comfortably with senior executives
  • Current and active Top Secret/SCI Clearance 


  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a technical discipline
  • Experience in both ETG and program office roles, associated with classified and unclassified programs
  • Experience with R&D, business development, or other corporate-funded development efforts

Transcript Requirement



Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  No 

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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