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Filter by Date: Nov 28, 2018

Filter by Location: Omaha, NE, US, 68007

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 41571 

All Locations: Omaha, NE (Nebraska) 

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 Systems Director will provide vision, leadership, and management oversight for the United States Strategic Command Directorate of the Strategic Space Operations group within the Defense Systems Group.  Ensure high-quality technical, programmatic, and matrix support for customers through delivery of analysis to support quality decision-making at senior levels. Develop program and operational plans to better use space capabilities in joint war-fighting.  Form, lead and support cross-corporation and cross-organizational teams to execute studies and analysis activities of national significance.  Deliver decision support capabilities and high-quality products (position papers, technical reports, briefing charts, etc.) to USSTRATCOM customers and foster appropriate information sharing across the space enterprise to help assure mission success. Ensure that local and reachback Aerospace support are providing products and services that are appropriate for an FFRDC.  Enhance space system capability delivery to warfighter planning, policy, training, and operations through better integration of space systems and application of space-based capabilities in innovative new ways.  Enhance warfighter support from space-based capabilities by improving tactics and enhancing capability integration into warfighter plans and operations. The selected candidate will be responsible for staffing, assisting in STE and budget planning, evaluations and employee coaching as well as administrative and technical reports.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical discipline
  • Active Top Secret SCI security clearance
  • 15 or more years of experience with relevant systems engineering, development, technologies and/or operations
  • 6 or more years of direct people management experience
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with high level government officials at the SES, Assistant Secretary, and Under Secretary levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams to accomplish mission objectives
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of corporate staff, customers, and contractors
  • Candidate must have a thorough understanding of appropriate FFRDC work, and how that differs from Government and SETA work
  • Broad technical and some specific experience working directly with US Government customers is required, along with experience supporting and/or leading technical study teams examining topics of national significance



  • Master’s degree in engineering or other technical discipline
  • Familiarity with national security system procurement processes, including the Defense Acquisition System (DAS); Programming, Planning, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE); and the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS)   
  • Experience supporting development and/or implementation of national space policy

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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: SYSTEMS DIRECTOR  

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph 

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.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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