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Filter by Date: Aug 7, 2019

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 45761 

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

Provide technical leadership to DOD, NRO, civil, and commercial programs in areas of performance and survivability of satellite missions, from systems down to subsystems, and electronic components in the space environment.  Will lead mission assurance activities related to the survivability of space systems.  Will serve as a resource in assessing and analyzing a range of on-orbit performance and survivability issues related to space systems and space electronics.  Will collaborate/ lead interagency teams in addressing and resolving performance and survivability issues including issues related to space electronics.  Will lead and collaborate with teams employing standard electrical engineering analysis techniques and simulation tools to characterize and assess performance and survivability of electronic components for launch and space vehicle subsystems and components.  Will apply diverse subject matter expertise across the corporation to define integrated solutions to customer problems.  Will work independently with both internal and external customers and with technical support, as a technical authority, consultant, primary investigator, or project leader.

 

Key Functions

  • Leads project teams comprised of subject matter experts in the area of survivability.
  • Provides technical advice to management, customers, and associate contractors.
  • Supports multiple programs and/or activities and frequently acts as point-of-contact for technical activities.
  • Coordinates specific technical assignments for designated discipline or organizations.
  • Conducts specialized technical studies and reports findings.
  • Initiates development of advanced analytical techniques, concepts, and/or design criteria for subsystems.
  • May bring in tasks and projects beyond personal activities from internal and external sources.

 

This position can be filled as an Aerospace Project Leader or Senior Project Leader

Qualifications

Required

  • Degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering, physics, or another related field.
  • At least eight years applicable experience in space vehicle and/or spacecraft electronics engineering with emphasis on space electronics survivability in a radiation environment. 
  • Broad experience in space systems engineering, requirements definition, integration and test.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams in applying engineering skills and best practices to the resolution of complex problems in survivability of electrical and electronic systems. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide independent evaluations and application of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria, in support of customers decision-making process. 
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and customer interface skills, working in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, results-oriented environment. 
  • Current and active DoD Secret clearance. (US Citizenship Required).

 

Preferred

  • Eight or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including experience in a systems engineering and/or program management environment.
  • Strong experience in supporting mission assurance activities in the area of survivability for space systems in a man-made environment.
  • Working knowledge of electrical and electronic circuit and systems fundamentals. 
  • Current and active SSBI Clearance.

 

Qualifications for consideration as Sr. Project Leader

Required

  • Degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering, physics, or another related field.
  • Proven leadership skills, including a history of successful project management and team leadership efforts in radiation survivability.
  • Extensive and demonstrated ability of leading and contributing to the efforts of multi-disciplinary teams while mentoring junior engineers.
  • At least twelve years applicable experience in space vehicle and/or spacecraft electronics engineering with emphasis on space electronics survivability (including man-made) in a radiation environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of the aerospace industry and its contractors and subcontractors.
  • Extensive experience working with space programs and resolving problems related to survivability of electrical systems.
  • Broad experience in space systems engineering, requirements definition, integration and test.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams in applying engineering skills and best practices to the resolution of complex problems in survivability of electrical and electronic systems. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide independent evaluations and application of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria, in support of customers decision-making process. 
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and customer interface skills, working in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, results-oriented environment. 
  • Current and active DoD Secret clearance. (US Citizenship Required).

 

Preferred

  • Twelve or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including experience in a systems engineering and/or program management environment.
  • Strong personal reputation in the radiation survivability community through published works and strong program support experience.
  • Experience in supporting mission assurance activities for space systems.
  • Advanced degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering, physics or another related field.
  • In-depth knowledge of electrical and electronic circuit and systems fundamentals.
  • Current and active SSBI Clearance.

 

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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