02 Jan
Sr. Project Leader - Mission Capability Development
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. The National Systems Group serves as the technical adviser to the National Reconnaissance Office and its mission partners involved in the collection and distribution of national and tactical intelligence, including electronics programs, ground and communications, imagery programs, and systems engineering and launch.The GEOINT Innovations Office (GIO) /Advanced Program Department (APD) provides strategic prioritization and in-depth technical support to the design, build, and test of new technologies to revolutionize space-based capabilities. APD is looking for a Senior Project Leader to lead Aerospace's analysis support to mission capability development. As the Aerospace lead for mission development, you will assess the capabilities of a new system, construct ETG SME analysis teams and transition application strategies directly to operation. You will apply Aerospace's technical capabilities to analyze performance and highlight capability differences, shaping the future for years to come.This position requires 100% work on site in Chantilly, VAWhat You'll Be Doing

  • Analyze collection architecture trades across multiple performance dimensions. Synchronize results with enterprise stakeholders working in mission development, mission management, collection, and mission processing.
  • Partner with Aerospace Engineering Matrix organization to create and analyze alternative application strategies. Develop analysis tools, recommend enhancements to existing capabilities, and evolve analysis to quantitatively validate high payoff alternatives
  • Evaluate performance of existing development efforts and incorporate high value results into new system requirements generation.
  • Participate in government mission analysis forums. Link mission needs to architecture level trades while maintaining cognizance of end-user requirements.
  • Present findings within enterprise-wide forums and recommend opportunities for system optimization. Consider alternative system requirements.
  • Cooperate and communicate frequently with senior government officials and support personnel to coordinate and report progress, issues, and results.
What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, or another technical discipline.
  • A minimum of 12 years of engineering experience, including prior experience with overhead GEOINT collection systems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team comprised of government, SETA, and Aerospace personnel.
  • Familiarity with Aerospace analysis tools and techniques.
  • Ability to plan and oversee reach back technical support across customer, Aerospace, and contractor locations across the continental United States.
  • Understanding of requirements generation and evaluation, from acquisition of system to delivery, of Geo-spatial Intelligence (GEOINT) capabilities
  • Experience with managing portfolios of Acquisition Programs to enable successful integration and delivery of ground software and communication system capabilities.
  • This position requires a current and active TS/SCI security clearance and polygraph, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Experience with managing multiple teams of consultants, government employees, and contractors across the National Intelligence Community.
  • Working knowledge of Aerospace Engineering Matrix, departments and lab capabilities capable of supporting GEOINT technology investment areas.
  • Experience developing roadmaps for mission development based on strategic and mission value
  • Understanding of payload systems, processing, and performance assessment
  • Experience working with contractors on technical designs and design drivers and resulting system and performance implications
  • Understanding the contested space environment and customer approaches to resiliency
  • Prior experience leading diverse teams of direct and matrixed personnel
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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