Associate Director, Navigation And Geo Positioning Systems

THE Aerospace Corporation El Segundo , CA 90245

Posted 4 months ago

Requisition ID: 43215
All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)
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?


The Aerospace Corporation is seeking an Associate Director to join the Navigation and Geopositioning Systems Department (NGSD). NGSD's strategic vision is to be the center of excellence in the development and advancement of position, navigation, and timing (PNT) technologies for the national security space and civil/commercial space communities. Our mission is to develop, apply, and deliver high-fidelity modeling, simulation, and analysis capabilities and technical counsel across the enterprise of launch, space, ground, and user systems. Duties for the position include:

Key Functions
Assist the Department Director in the management of the Navigation and Geopositioning Systems Department, which provides PNT services for the corporation and its customers. PNT services include orbit determination, geopositioning, space-based navigation (such as GPS), and a number of collateral disciplines, including parameter estimation, geodesy, system performance evaluation, space system synthesis, satellite propagation, orbital software development and usage, and mission data and payload processing.
Provide assistance in department management activities, which include the following: a) set organizational goals and objectives, b) communicate goals and objectives to the technical staff, supervision, and interfacing matrix organizations, c) conduct department activities consistent with corporate policies/practices, goals, and objectives.
Set performance standards, assess sufficiency and quality of department services.
Participate in determining organization structure and staffing, budgetary planning, and resource allocation.
Identify and assign section and staff functional responsibilities, assign and coordinate work activities within department, monitor workload, progress, and schedules.
Report organization activities, progress, and achievements through written and verbal reports. Monitor and direct department security processes.
Participate in and/or lead cross-organizational teams. Maintain knowledge of customer activities and directions and provide influence in development of customer base.



B.S. degree in mathematics, engineering, physics, computer science, or equivalent.
Minimum of twelve years of experience, including seven years of direct applicable technical experience in space-related systems.
Familiarity with the principles of orbit determination, geolocation, signal processing, GNSS systems, and algorithm development.
Knowledge and understanding of corporate Policies and Practices, and organizational structure.
Strong abilities in hiring, mentoring, training, and development of technical staff.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to initiate and complete tasks, learn new technical approaches, lead technical efforts, and interact effectively with a broad range of organizations.
Current TS/SSBI security clearance.

Advanced degree in mathematics, engineering, physics, computer science, or equivalent.
Expertise in one or more of the following areas, with preference given to a candidate with multiple proficiencies:
Orbit determination
Trajectory generation
System Resilience analysis
Architecture performance analysis
Orbital software development and usage
Mathematical analysis
Mission data processing
Current relevant experience with NSG, SSG, and CSG programs.
Prior technical management, as well as program office experience.

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Additional Requisition Details
Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI
Access: SCI
Polygraph: None
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.

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 or by email at . 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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Associate Director, Navigation And Geo Positioning Systems

THE Aerospace Corporation