Chief Architect - Space Survivability

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by The Aerospace Corporation

Chantilly, VA 20151
Senior Appointments
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
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. Chief Architect - Space Survivability Type: Permanent Location: Chantilly - Val d'Aosta, USA / United States Salary: Competitive Requisition ID: 44352 All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia) 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? Responsibilities 13; Summary of Responsibilities The Aerospace Corporation is looking for motivated and talented forward thinking engineers and scientists to join the team developing the next generation of resilient satellites. As a leader, the Chief Architect - Space Survivability will advance cutting edge survivability technologies using innovative and state-of-the-art modeling tools and techniques to define future architectures. The selected candidate will lead overall enterprise architecture concept definition and modeling and simulation efforts for critical resiliency architectures in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment. This innovative and self-motivated individual will lead a team of program office and Aerospace Engineering Matrix experts who will define the space systems of tomorrow through these architecture and modeling efforts. Key Functions -Develop emergent enterprise architecture strategies and lead subsequent execution of space survivability and resiliency architecture trade studies through modeling & simulation and analysis tools to assess the performance of space systems and architectures. -Work directly with our senior government customers to develop fundamental understanding of space threats, define and measure the performance of new survivability concepts, and mature the strategies that will ensure US space systems can continue to support the warfighter during conflicts. -Manage Aerospace Engineering Matrix reachback support to develop new modeling tools and analysis capability while also adapting and aggregating exiting models to evaluate system resiliency and system performance. -Strategically plan overall Aerospace program architecture activities. -Define new Aerospace analytical capabilities and subsequently formulate and engage engineering matrix teams to implement these new capabilities. -Interpersonal and presentation skills will be critical in presenting highly technical results to senior officials as well as working with the government teams to bring new Aerospace capability to solve newly identified problems. -Occasional travel within the US is required 13; Qualifications 13; Required Qualifications -Bachelor's degree in science, physics, mathematics or engineering from a recognized institution -12+ years of experience developing and/or executing aerospace systems performance models -Knowledge of natural and man-made threats to space systems -Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using verbal presentations and written reports -Current Top Secret/SSBI/SCI is required. Additional customer security requirements apply. Preferred Qualifications -Advanced degree in science, physics, mathematics or engineering is strongly desired -Experience with leading projects with matrixed employees -Demonstrated ability to use SOAP, MATLAB, Satellite Toolkit (STK) or similar tools to analyze complex data sets and explain results to senior leaders -Demonstrated ability to work in a mixed team of government, SETA and FFRDC -Physical Requirements / Work Environment -Occasional travel within the US is required 13; Transcript Requirement 13; None 13; Additional Requisition Details Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 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. All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required for and maintain at least a Secret clearance. U.S. citizenship is required for those positions. 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 Apply by phone at or by email at ieo.mailboxaero. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement. -ul Bachelor's degree in science, physics, mathematics or engineering from a recognized institution -12+ years of experience developing and/or executing aerospace systems performance models -Knowledge of natural and man-made threats to space systems -Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using verbal presentations and written reports -Current Top Secret/SSBI/SCI is required. Additional customer security requirements apply. Preferred Qualifications -Advanced degree in science, physics, mathematics or engineering is strongly desired -Experience with leading projects with matrixed employees -Demonstrated ability to use SOAP, MATLAB, Satellite Toolkit (STK) or similar tools to analyze complex data sets and explain results to senior leaders -Demonstrated ability to work in a mixed team of government, SETA and FFRDC -Physical Requirements / Work Environment -Occasional travel within the US is required, All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required for and maintain at least a Secret clearance. U.S. citizenship is required for those positions. Apply by phone at or by email at ieo.mailboxaero. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement. -ul

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