Princ Director

The Aerospace Corporation El Segundo , CA 90245

Posted 2 weeks ago

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.

The role of the Aerospace Corporate Chief Engineer's Office (CCEO) is increasingly important in a time of change - where the space domain is transforming to a competitive international arena, where space development involves new and innovative technologies and business models, and where intersections are maturing between military, civil, scientific, and commercial space. The Enterprise Systems Engineering Office (ESEO) Principal Director will be responsible for advancing CCEO core capabilities and innovating new solutions to support the transformation of the Space Enterprise. The ESEO Principal Director is responsible for: collaborating with industry, CCEO internal and Aerospace external customers to advance mission assurance practices to achieve mission success across the Space Enterprise; working with industry to identify and pursue high-leverage technology developments; and advancing corporate command media documented in technical instructions.

To accomplish the mission, the ESEO Principal Director currently manages a team of four employees and leverages expertise throughout the corporation. The Principal Director reports to the Corporate Chief Engineer and the position can reside in Chantilly, VA or El Segundo, CA.

Key Functions

  • Ensure mission success in a highly dynamic future space industry through best practices, innovation, and efficiency

  • Lead an inspired team, built on trust, while creating a climate of empowerment and enablement

  • Evolve corporate processes and instructions to address Aerospace customers' needs for speed, resilience, and innovation in a contested environment

  • Provide thought leadership to advance agile mission assurance initiatives

  • Develop and lead the corporate Enterprise Integration industrial base surveillance team

  • Lead the advancement of Continuous Production Agility (CPA) across space, launch, and ground

  • Establish, facilitate, and lead industry forums to improve the state of the aerospace industry

  • Execute and manage the Early Problem Alert Program, and the Aerospace President's Review processes



  • Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering, science or math

  • 15 or more years of progressively responsible professional engineering/scientific experience including program office experience

  • Experience in systems engineering related to mission assurance

  • Demonstrated technical leadership, mature judgement, strong interpersonal skills for interacting with Aerospace peers and executive management, contractors, customers and corporate staff

  • Demonstrated organizational skills in planning and managing tasks, projects and/or personnel

  • Requires ability to establish and maintain highly effective internal and external working relationships and achieve a high level of customer satisfaction

  • Demonstrated experience in building and leading teams with diverse skills mix

  • Demonstrated outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Moderate Travel Required (post COVID-19)

  • Current SCI access


  • Advanced technical degree in engineering, science or math

  • Aerospace ETG and Program Office experience

  • Aerospace management experience in either ETG or a Program Office

  • Current, or ability to obtain SAP accesses

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:

  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect

  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement

  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family

  • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)

  • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, regardless of whether you contribute

  • Paid holidays and paid time off

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)

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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Princ Director

The Aerospace Corporation