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, youll 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, youll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?ResponsibilitiesSummary
The GEOINT Futures Office (GFO) Systems Engineering Department supports the systems acquisition and design integration efforts for a fast-paced National Security program. The GFO/SE department is looking for a Science & Performance Modeling Lead to provide product quality assessment and insight, support to initialization, characterization, demonstration planning and execution, and evaluation of automated image processing algorithms and software. This department functions as part of a highly-integrated acquisition team composed of government, Aerospace, and SETA personnel.Key FunctionsIdentify, scope, and execute design or risk-reduction trade studies in support of NRO systems acquisition and enterprise integrationDirect predictive modeling and simulation of advanced remote sensing technologies in support of complex electro-optical satellite acquisition & associated ground processing developmentFormulate, coordinate, and communicate technical solutions to complex space-system and enterprise level development & performance issues across federal labs, contractor, and the NRO/NGA enterpriseProvide technical guidance and support to the development of detailed ground and space-system enterprise test plansPerform independent verification, validation and test / assessment of sensor and image processing algorithms, software, and data productsCoordinate with a diverse, cross-organization team to plan and execute mission characterization, demonstration, and transition activities and milestonesProvide on-site technical support and effectively employ Aerospace Engineering Matrix resourcesParticipate as a critical member of a joint government-FFRDC-SETA teamQualificationsRequiredA bachelor s degree in Engineering, Remote Sensing, Physics or related technical fieldA minimum of 12 years of progressively more responsible experienceSolid understanding of space systems and electro-optical remote sensing systems and/or associated data processingAbility to be proactive, work with autonomy, have excellent oral & written communication and inter-personal skills and be able to employ corporate resources effectively to address customer study needsAbility to communicate with a broad range of customers, technologists, program managers, system engineers, and senior government leadershipCurrent TS/SCI, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.PreferredAn advanced degree in Engineering, Remote Sensing, Physics or related technical fieldExperience with national systems verification, test, characterization, demonstration, and operational transitions processes and proceduresFormal education or previous experience in systems engineering practices and procedures with an emphasis in system / architecture performance modeling, remote sensing, and/or software developmentExperience with the development, evaluation, and/or operations of automated image processing algorithms and softwareExperience in NRO/GEOINT and/or NGA enterprise systems and exposure to Activity-based Intelligence conceptsExperience with national space systems from an end-to-end perspective, broad technology exposure across space architectures, ability to perform trades across multiple systems and technology optionsTranscript Requirement
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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 to apply 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 youre 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 email@example.com. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.
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