02 Jan
Senior Project Leader for Modeling and Simulation Cloud Computing Architectures
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. Job Summary The Systems Engineering Division (SED) provides unmatched experience in systems engineering to the U.S. government and to numerous public and private agencies, universities, nonprofit organizations, consortia, and commercial companies involved in the advanced application of space technology. From systems architecture development to system analysis and optimization, astrodynamics, orbital debris, navigation, failure analysis, mission assurance, cost and schedule assessment, and economic market analysis, SED exploits an incredibly broad array of engineering and business disciplines against a diverse and dynamic portfolio of programs and national challenges.The Modeling and Simulation Computing Department (MSCD) consists of a team dedicated to ground-breaking software solutions and capabilities for government and commercial customer needs. We enable detailed and complex modeling, analysis, optimization, and visualization of satellite orbits, system architectures, and engineering trade-spaces to provide customer decision support for the future of space. What You'll Be Doing:

  • Provide overall leadership on critical capabilities and/or business lines at department, subdivision, and higher levels; specifically, lead the subdivision's effort to transition major software workflows for cloud computing on internal and external compute resources (for example, AWS)
    • Lead and coordinate teams of advanced or senior technical specialists across the company in meeting customer needs and expanding corporate capabilities including the development of an ecosystem of key microservices to facilitate a transition of subdivision capabilities for digital engineering
    • Lead business development activities with subdivision and customer management to identify growth opportunities, mitigate potential resource weaknesses, develop funding lines, and other critical project management tasks
  • Act as a subdivision senior liaison, providing proactive coordination and consultation to customers and Aerospace staff across the company
    • Initiate and conduct efforts to grow and sustain the subdivision's modeling, simulation, and analysis capabilities to support new and existing functional areas including digital engineering and cloud computing, applying leadership and coordination across multi-disciplinary technical leaders, Aerospace Program Office personnel, and external customers
    • Partner with subdivision analysis leads to exercise influence on key stakeholders and government customers byleading customer engagement efforts on the transition to cloud computing for a range of modeling and simulation workflows within thesubdivision
    • Establish and maintain effective and enduring working relationships with key organizational customers
  • Support workforce development through strategic planning with department and subdivision management, resource acquisition, recruiting, training, and mentoring.
  • Lead the conversion to cloud computing for major subdivision software efforts in close coordination with analysis leads, working to secure funding to facilitate these transitions
  • Develop and present timely and technically accurate briefings and reports that clearly communicate software development progress and provide recommended design solutions to technical leads, management, and customers
  • Engage with software users and customers to refine capability requirements
  • Conduct cloud software architecture design and lead the integration of new workflows within a cloud computing environment to meet customer needs
  • Travel as necessary to support customer efforts
What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or other related disciplines from an accredited university
  • Extensive history of progressively responsible professional experience in leading and contributing to modeling and simulation software development, successfully demonstrated across numerous substantial customer-driven projects, to include:
    • Designing modern software architectures for cloud computing applications
    • Deploying cloud-based applications on Aerospace or external resources (for example, AWS)
    • Leveraging software configuration management and collaboration tools in team environments
    • Communicating effectively through technical writing and presentations
    • Delivering timely products for complex team projects
    • Demonstrating strong leadership skills and rapport with customers and teammates
    • Developing technical expertise, including mentoring and workforce development
  • Proficiency in one or more of the organization's core computer languages (e.g., C, Python, Fortran, Matlab, etc.)
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance
How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Graduate degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or other STEM-related discipline from an accredited university
  • Experience with Aerospace customers and industry players
  • Experience in space-related modeling, simulation, and analysis
  • Current TS/SCI security clearance
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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