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Associate Systems Director - Nonproliferation Programs

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

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. We remain committed to maintaining a safe environment for hiring as we look forward to the future of work. Click here for information on Aerospace's COVID-19 directives and safety procedures implemented to keep our workplace safe. Job Summary As an Associate Systems Director in the Civil Systems Group you will be part of an experienced team of scientists, engineers and technical managers working together to advance the mission area of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN). Specifically, you will collaborate closely with the Systems Director and the rest of the management team to lead and manage Aerospace independent systems engineering teams, provide technical support to various DNN programs, develop systems engineering processes and practices, and leverage Aerospace's vast network of subject matter experts to bring novel solutions to our Nation's nonproliferation missions. You will leverage your own curiosity, and the strengths of your team to understand complex problems and develop solutions. Additionally, your passions for identifying new opportunities and advancing the careers and experiences of your team demonstrate your commitment to both the customer and your people. This is a hybrid position that will can be located in Albuquerque, NM or Crystal City, VA. This selected candidate will be on-site three days per week. What You'll Be Doing Work closely with the Systems Director and the rest of the management team to lead and manage Aerospace independent systems engineering team and technical support to the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation programs within the National Nuclear Security Administration. Collaborating with and supporting a geographically distributed Aerospace team located in Albuquerque NM, Cape Canaveral FL, El Segundo CA, Houston TX, Las Vegas NV, and Washington DC and other remote sites to perform their work, network across Aerospace, and identify new opportunities. Work effectively with sponsors at the NNSA Associate Deputy Administrator level, and counterparts within the NNSA national laboratories and production sites, as well as other government stakeholders including the DOD, DOS to build teams and opportunities. Support the development and execution of strategic plans for growth and sustainability, by adding value to NNSA through the application of technical and analytical capabilities, subject matter expertise and programmatic knowledge. Support independent study planning, execution, review, and product delivery. Hire, mentor and lead program office staff in project planning, staffing, execution, and product delivery, conduct performance reviews and performance management. Grow diverse technical teams and oversee work execution to ensure quality and completeness of products. Coordinate across facilities, security, and enterprise information technology in support of regional office expansions, development of specialized workspace and processing facilities. Engage with sponsor to identify new opportunities. Represent the Aerospace corporation to customers at all working and management levels. What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in Science, Engineering, or equivalent technical field Twelve or more years of progressively responsible technical, managerial and systems engineering experience Demonstrated networking, teaming, management, and leadership skills within a program office or matrixed technical organization, building and leading project teams, formulating task plans, ensuring product quality and effective interactions with customers. Demonstrated technical credibility across a broad set of systems engineering topics, and a deep understanding of engineering complex systems Ability to work and lead in a satellite office, and leverage both local and geographically distributed resources, with a passion for advancing your people Experience working with U.S. government agencies such as DOE/NNSA/DNN, DOD, or DOS Demonstrated strong interpersonal, organizational, political, written and oral communication skills Availability to travel domestically, up to 25% This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S 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 in engineering, science, or equivalent technical field Experience in nonproliferation, nuclear and/ or international security and a familiarity with the National Laboratories Knowledge of the Aerospace Engineering and Technology Group (ETG) skills and capabilities Demonstrated ability to create solutions to address national security needs Currently hold or qualified for active Q or TS clearance with SCI access 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. 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 You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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