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Filter by Date: Mar 15, 2019

Filter by Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL, US, 32815

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44880 

All Locations: Kennedy Space Center, FL (Florida) 

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 Human Exploration and Spaceflight Division will provide direct support to the Commercial Crew Program certification teams in the evaluation and refinement of commercial provider products at NASA/Kennedy Space Center.

Key Functions

  •  Provide engineering and analytical support to customers in the area of systems engineering
  • Coordinate NASA approved directives with providers
  • Facilitate the deployment or implementation of existing NASA tools and frameworks with government certification team
  • Understand customer problems and issues and turn them into tasks that can be supported by Aerospace capabilities at large
  • Contribute to the planning, organizing, coordinating, and presenting presentations for certification milestones and programmatic reviews (FTRR, DCR, HRCP, ASAP, GAO, etc.)
  • Identify new capabilities and enhancements to current capabilities that will better support the customer
  • Initiate studies designed to solve new technical problems and provide new technical solutions
  • Provide ongoing technical consultation and advice to management, customers, and contractors
  • Take initiative to inform management of perceived technical problems and recommend courses of action
  • Lead cross-organizational teams and organize interfaces with NASA customer and/or crew transportation service provider
  • Act as organization's designated representative at technical meetings, presentations, and symposia
  • Occasional travel may be required



  • Bachelor’s degree in science, mathematics or engineering
  • 8 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including multi-disciplinary systems engineering and/or program management environments
  • Communicate with diverse technical teams
  • Demonstrated participation of broad, multidisciplinary teams involving system design, acquisition and/or operations in one or more of the following areas: spacecraft systems, ground systems, launch systems, mission operations and systems engineering
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, adapt quickly to change, and demonstrate initiative under pressure
  • Demonstrated use of MS SharePoint, Power Point, Excel and Word



  • Prior experience with portfolio management tools and processes
  • Strong knowledge of systems-of-systems (SoS) engineering, architecting, and integration including development and use of literature, tools, and processes
  • Prior experience with related aerospace architecting and design capabilities (CDC, PDST, various performance, cost, and risk analysis tools, etc.)
  • Prior experience in systems engineering concepts, methods and processes related to certification of aerospace hardware and software through detailed requirements definition, verification and validation leading to design certification and operational flight readiness.


Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: None 

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 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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