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Filter by Date: Jun 1, 2019

Filter by Location: Hanscom AFB, MA, US, 1731

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44653 

All Locations: Hanscom AFB, MA (Massachusetts) 

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 Senior project Leader to provide communications technical expertise for the systems development life cycle of both classified (TS/SCI) and unclassified Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) systems in support of the Program Executive Officer (PEO) for NC3.  This is a high visibility position which requires excellent technical, interpersonal, and communications skills.  The selected candidate will provide technical and program management support to the NC3 PEO   to include providing mission assurance oversight, systems engineering, integration, detailed technical analysis of on-going and proposed modifications and upgrades to the NC3 Enterprise to ensure all key parameters are met. This position will also be responsible for coordinating with Aerospace management and all tasks requiring Aerospace Engineering and Technology Group (ETG) member(s) supporting tasks for the NC3 PEO.   The capability to be a proactive liaison for The Aerospace Corporation in building relationships with Air Force and contractor personnel is imperative.  The candidate will be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities with new and existing customers. This position will be based at Hanscom AFB, MA.  Some travel may be required to Ogden, UT and El Segundo, CA.



  • Capability to work independently in providing direct communications systems expertise to co-located NC3 PEO staff and leadership on-site at Hanscom Air Force Base and coordinate reach-back activities to Aerospace ETG workforce located out of state.
  • Build proactive relationships as a liaison for The Aerospace Corporation to Air Force and contractor personnel
  • Provide technical analysis and technical leadership to develop the next generation of NC3 communication architectures and requirements
  • Manage ETG personnel designing, analyzing, and simulating space and terrestrial communication system architectures and create communication analysis tools
  • Coordinate tasks and participate in technical meetings with the NC3 PEO program office representatives
  • Present technical and project status briefings to management and customers
  • Some Travel



  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or science
  • Must be a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP)
  • Must have experience interfacing with the Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Project development experience and demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams
  • Previous experience with Aerospace Corporation communications programs and customers is imperative
  • Minimum of 15 years relevant experience specific to commination systems
  • Active Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance
  • Demonstrated ability to architect, design, analyze and specify both TS/SCI satellite systems and MILSATCOM/AEHF satellite communication architectures
  • Strong background in communication systems, architectures, and networks
  • Demonstrated acquisitions and systems engineering expertise in the development and evaluation of communication architectures, requirements, SOWs, and requirements verification for programs across the DoD
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and customer interface skills are needed, as is a demonstrated ability to interact with customer and contractor personnel in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment
  • Ability to present results effectively in briefings and technical reports
  • Excellent organizational, as well as written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to lead and mentor team members



  • Expertise in Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) communications systems
  • Experience with protected satellite communications
  • Technical leadership experience for hardware and software development
  • Master's Degree or Ph.D in electrical engineering, communications, or systems engineering
  • At least 15 years of experience in space systems engineering development and acquisition



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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: PROJECT LEADER SR  

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

Access: SCI 

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.


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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