02 Jan
GSSAP Advanced Concepts Senior Project Leader
California, Elsegundo , 90245 Elsegundo 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 Aerospace Space Domain Superiority Directorate, in the Special Programs Division, supports a broad array of Space Domain Awareness and Combat Power missions covering the entire threat response chain from the Space Domain Awareness function through the multidomain effects needed for space superiority. These programs include major system acquisitions for multiple ground and space segments, future architecture definition at the data/software/hardware levels, and research and technology for continuous evolution of space warfighting capabilities.The Aerospace Space Domain Superiority Directorate provides technical and programmatic support to a broad array of programs including the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) program. The GSSAP satellites are a space-based capability supporting space surveillance operations that allows for more accurate tracking and characterization of human-made orbiting objects.This position has limited opportunity to telecommute.What You'll Be Doing

  • Directly supporting a government advanced concepts lead in a diverse organization that provides technical and acquisitions expertise to a program that has operational, production, acquisition, and future capability improvement efforts
  • Providing Aerospace-tailored mission assurance for a national security space system
  • Guiding capability development, integration, and test across segments
  • Identify, direct, and coordinate technical analyses, evaluations, and assessments across space and ground segments, integrated product teams
  • Mentoring less expert personnel and serve as role model
  • Working directly with government and SETA counterparts within the program office and with contractor personnel
What You Need to be Successful - Senior Project LeaderMinimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical subject area
  • Twelve or more years of experience in a relevant field which includes support of National Security Space missions
  • Proven ability to build and gain consensus amongst multi-disciplinary teams across Integrated Product Teams and Working Groups.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain trusted relationships with government customers and key stakeholders under minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability and initiative to work adaptively on multiple tasks in a small, diverse team in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven track record to establish and maintain trusted relationships with government customers and key collaborators under minimal supervision
  • Track record of leading integrated multidisciplinary teams across multiple efforts
  • Willingness to travel up to 20 percent of the time
  • This position requires a current and active Top Secret SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
How You Can Stand OutIt would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Advanced degree in a relevant technical subject area
  • Prior experience leading deployment of new cross-segment capabilities
  • Experience with space system acquisitions
  • Experience bringing to bear matrixed technical support teams to provide effective contributions
Grade-Based Pay Range (Min - Mid - Max)$122,952 - $202,011 - $281,070Ways 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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