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Senior Project Leader: MOD/SIM
El Segundo, CA

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Job Description

Requisition ID: 45121

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, you'll 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, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?


The Modeling & Simulation Senior Project Leader (M&S SPL) will lead project teams in the analysis and evaluation of satellite prototypes and future space systems to inform and define the Space & Missile Systems Center (SMC) Portfolio Architecture. The M&S SPL oversees project planning, assigns resources, determines staffing needs, coordinates activities and communicates with customers, counterpart organizations and management. This is a unique opportunity to assess and prioritize the future satellite concepts and systems to be built and flown by the U.S. Air Force.

Key Functions

The Modeling & Simulation Senior Project Leader manages projects to quantify mission effectiveness, predict system performance and resiliency, estimate lifecycle costs, and perform trade studies and "What-if?" analyses. The M&S SPL will work closely with the Portfolio Architecture Team to evaluate and prioritize the prototypes and systems that SMC acquires. The M&S SPL will also work closely with Aerospace's Engineering & Technology Group to execute projects. Specific tasks include:

* Developing analysis plans that define objectives, specific questions or problems to be addressed and overall approach for resolution;
* Determining assessment criteria and technical performance metrics to be used for evaluation;
* Evaluating the applicability of existing models and simulations, and assessing the need for and planning the development of new models and simulations;
* Defining existing/programmed mission area capabilities, and threats and scenarios to be utilized;
* Establishing baseline architecture performance and capability/resiliency gaps;
* Assessing the contribution of prototypes and new system concepts to mission capability and resilience;
* Interpreting, documenting and presenting analysis results.



* A bachelor's degree in science, math or engineering
* 12 or more years of progressively responsible work experience in space system modeling, simulation and analysis
* Demonstrated ability to lead projects and work in a team environment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of contractors, customers, and corporate staff
* Broad familiarity with SMC organizations, missions, architectures and systems
* Excellent communication skills - can organize and present complex materials and concepts in a manner that is clear and logical
* Some travel is required
* Eligible for a Top Secret clearance and SCI access


* An advanced degree in science, math or engineering
* Substantial experience and technical depth in one or more of the following areas: Missile Warning/Missile Defense, Satellite Communications, Global Positioning Systems, Space Based Radar or Space Control
* Experience with Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) approaches and tools
* Current TS/SCI and eligibility for SAP

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