02 Jan
Systems Director - In-Space Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (ISAM)
Virginia, Chantilly , 20151 Chantilly USA

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space. At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves. Building on The Aerospace Corporation's reputation as a trusted, impartial advisor with integrity and dedication to mission success, the Civil Systems Group (CSG) combines deep technical expertise with market-leading innovation to help our customers solve complex systems engineering and integration challenges. CSG is organized by core customer-facing lines of business to manage and grow programs within NASA, NOAA, and the NNSA, while extending our capabilities to other civilian federal government agencies fully integrated within Aerospace rules, regulations, processes, values and behaviors.Civil Systems Group (CSG) is seeking qualified individuals with experience in program and project management for diverse customers. In this role, the individual will manage the Aerospace ISAM Department within CSG, in addition to supporting engineering activities for various customers and internal Aerospace initiatives.This is a hybrid position located in Chantilly VA, requiring occasional on-site visits to interact with customers at NASA HQ and other locations.What You'll Be Doing

  • Act as the Operations Director for the Consortium for Space Mobility and ISAM Capabilities (COSMIC). Along with COSMIC's Executive Director, provide leadership, planning, and direction of the engineering team supporting (COSMIC).
  • Provide day-to-day programmatic monitoring, assessment, and oversight of department activities.
  • Participate and lead contract tasking, contract management, and potential new business activities
  • Build and manage the engineering team, ensuring that both team and customer needs are met
  • Participate in budget planning and allocation of resources
  • Report organizational activities, progress, and achievements on a monthly basis to management, subordinates, and customers
  • Assign and coordinate work activities within the organization
  • Monitor workload, work progress, and schedules, ensuring completion of the organization's work assignments within cost and schedule guidelines
  • Communicate with customers to coordinate and report work progress, issues, financial status, and results
  • Participate in day-to-day technical tasking and issue resolution in your specific area of expertise
What You Need to be SuccessfulMinimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited program in Engineering
  • 12 or more years of experience in general engineering, system engineering and/or program management
  • Strong project management and team management skills
  • Experience with technology development, systems engineering, and space architecture definition
  • Demonstrated experience in partnership development/customer relations with multiple government customers
  • 8+ years working on spaceflight technology development or operational flight programs
  • Understanding and experience working with multiple government customers
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to develop and clearly communicate complex information
  • Independent and self-motivated; proactive ability to learn on the job and serve as the primary interface to the customer
  • Ability to work across a geographically distributed team environment
  • Ability to identify and communicate concerns to leadership in a diplomatic manner
  • This position may require the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
How You Can Stand OutIt would be impressive if you had one or more of these:
  • Extensive project management expertise
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Experience with one or more fundamental technologies associated with ISAM: rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking (RPOD); space robotics, spacecraft autonomy, interface standards, on-orbit assembly, on-orbit manufacturing.
  • Experience in organizing cross-disciplinary organizations that include multiple government customers, industry, and academia
  • An advanced technical degree
Ways We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect
We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation. 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 Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

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