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Filter by Date: Jan 16, 2019

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44338 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia); Colorado Springs, CO (Colorado); Crystal City, VA (Virginia); 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 Science and Technology Strategy team at The Aerospace Corporation develops an annual Corporate Technical Strategy to communicate the engineering, science and technology priorities and outlook for Aerospace and our customers. The team manages ten Engineering, Science and Technology (ES&T) Hubs including: Advanced Communication Technologies, Advanced Sensing Technologies, Design and Manufacturing, Intelligent Systems and Data Science, Physics of Failure, Position Navigation and Timing, Security and Operations Technologies, Small Satellites Technologies, Space Access & Propulsion Technologies, and Space Enterprise Architecture.


Hubs allow our customers to rapidly access and benefit from the extensive knowledge and expertise that Aerospace brings to bear in support of the Space Enterprise. Hubs operate as virtual knowledge networks of Aerospace stakeholders—subject matter experts and customer representatives--in multidisciplinary, multidivisional, multi-customer, multi-mission collectives. Working collectively, Aerospace Hubs come together to build a corporate technical strategy with an enterprise view to identify gaps, needs, challenges, or new strategic focus areas. 


Key Functions

Hub Representative and Technical Expert. The hub lead is a recognized expert within an assigned hub domain for one or more hub concentration areas with a strong technical network and deep understanding within area of expertise regarding events impacting customer needs, aerospace industry and experience, as well as a working knowledge of external trends impacting the direction of the space industry and customer focus. Enjoys thinking about “what ifs” and is curious about the views of others.


Strategy and Innovation Facilitator & Champion. Experienced project leader and facilitator of large cross-disciplinary technical teams and volunteer communities with the ability to collaboratively drive decision-making, generate accurate and easy-to-understand reports and recommendations, meet deadlines, AND bring out the best work of the team. This is a leader technical staff look forward to working with and recommend.  Some exposure to strategic planning processes and tools for inspiring innovation is desirable. Strong coordination skills are essential along with a deep personal interest in cultivating innovation. This role must excel at facilitating, coordinating and leading established strategic planning and hub-related processes. For example, each hub sets up and oversees review panels for iLab proposals related to the hub.


Community Builder. Demonstrated ability to build and nurture thriving communities, project teams and committees with exceptional communication and collaboration skills, uncanny ability to bring out the best in others and a slight touch of marketing wizardry. In addition to being a natural connector of people and ideas, enjoys working with teams to develop creative, interesting forums for technical experts to foster innovation, expand technical dialogue, strengthen member networking, and enrich technical learning forums and mentoring opportunities. This leader has a high level of comfort working with a broad range of personalities, levels of expertise and diverse points of view, and can effectively navigate conflict that naturally occurs within dynamic think tanks. While outstanding interpersonal skills are essential, this leader is also a capable and conscientious administrator, leading a volunteer leadership team to create the structure and support for the hub community to run smoothly and achieve hub goals and deliverables. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering or equivalent with 12 years of experience in science and technology projects or research
  • Program office experience and/or equivalent customer interface experience
  • Multi-disciplinary project leadership experience
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and effectively with a diverse set of stakeholders within timelines
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers
  • Current and active Secret level clearance
  • Technical expertise in one or more of the following Hubs and concentration areas: 
    • Advanced Communication Technologies
      • Advanced RX/TX Technologies
      • Communications Networks and Resource Management
      • Resilient Communications
    • Advanced Sensing Technologies
      • Collection Instruments
      • Exploitation and Applications
      • Needs and Performance Measures
    • Design and Manufacturing
      • Materials and Manufacturing Technologies
      • Software Design and Development
      • Spacecraft Design
    • Intelligent Systems and Data Science
      • Big Data Analytics
      • Infrastructure Solutions and Challenges
      • Tools and Methods
    • Physics of Failure
      • Failure Analysis
      • System Reliability
      • Technology Qualification for Space
    • Position Navigation and Timing
      • Accuracy and Integrity Improvement
      • Assured PNT
      • Systems and Applications
    • Security and Operations Technologies
      • Cyber Security Technologies
      • Global Operations and Awareness Technologies
      • Global Space Security and Survivability Technologies
    • Small Satellites Technologies
      • Capabilities for Mission Applications
      • Miniaturized Technologies
      • Paradigm Shifting Methods and Processes
    • Space Access & Propulsion Technologies
      • Emerging Access to Space
      • In-Space Propulsion Technologies
      • Launch/Space Access
    • Space Enterprise Architecture
      • Architectural Trade Space
      • Architecture Modeling and Simulation Applications
      • Strategic Planning



  • Familiarity with strategic planning, roadmapping, or other forecasting tools and processes 
  • Advanced degree in science or engineering discipline
  • Volunteer organization leadership experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in international research activities
  • Current and active Top Secret/SCI Clearance with Special Access Programs



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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: PROJECT LEADER SR  

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available :  Yes


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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