Senior GEOINT Engineer
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 advisor to the Intelligence Community and its mission partners involved in the collection and distribution of national and tactical intelligence, including electronics programs, advanced technologies, ground and communications, imagery programs, and systems engineering and launch. The Infrastructure Services and Operations subdivision (IS&O)) is the technical and programmatic advisor to the National Reconnaissance Office s Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) in operating and protecting missions. We are looking for a Senior Project Leader to deliver advanced solutions and ensure the capture of emerging capabilities and missions across the NRO s operational community. This position requires 100% on site work in Chantilly, VA *What You ll Be Doing * * Counsel customer leadership on topics related to GEOINT issues, including both space and ground * Provide technical leadership for GEOINT system readiness and operational acceptance across the MOD Enterprise, including participation in events * Identify and help to resolve key issues affecting the operational readiness of systems and capabilities * Participate in system requirement and design reviews * Analyze current MOD Operations Engineering and stakeholder processes related to readiness and recommending improvements/modifications as applicable * Develop and assess Concepts of Operations * Identify and analyze operational risks and advise on associated mitigation planning * Interact with other Aerospace program offices, customers and Engineering & Technology Group (ETG) engineers, including leading ETG studies * Prepare reports and briefings, and present recommendations to customers and Aerospace management *What You Need to be Successful * Minimum Requirements: * Bachelor s degree in remote sensing, sensor engineering, physics, or a related technical field * At least 12 years of relevant experience demonstrating increasing responsibility * Demonstrated understanding of GEOINT systems and phenomenology and operations * Ability to work in a diversified team * Knowledge of systems definition, architecture-level tradeoffs, project planning, requirements definition or program review principles for space or ground systems * This position requires a current and active TS/SCI security clearance and polygraph, which is issued by the US government. US 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: * Advanced degree from an accredited program in a relevant field * Familiarity with the mission of the NRO customer and its mission partners * Ability to use a matrix organization like ETG to increase value to the customer * Capabilities in Agile software development or digital engineering *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. 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