Architectures & Wireless Section Manager

| Greater LA Area

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.

 

 

Responsibilities

The Communication Architectures Department performs trade studies, analyses, and simulations to optimize the overall communications performance of satellite, launch vehicle, and ground-based systems.  We define, develop, and analyze robust communications architectures and develop communications analysis tools and prototypes of communications architectures.  This effort includes evaluating the performance of alternative communications architectures with specific attention on communications parameters such as alternative modulation and coding combinations, RF band selection based upon propagation characteristics and spectrum considerations.   Our multidisciplinary staff defines the architectures to ensure cutting edge, state of the art high-performance communications and coordinates the activities of related engineering specialties to ensure mission objectives are achieved.

 

We are seeking a Communication Architectures Section Manager who will provide technical leadership for the Architectures and Wireless Section of the Communication Architectures Department. 

 

Key Functions

  • Provide technical leadership and management oversight and to the Communications Architectures and Wireless Section of the Communication Architectures Department / Communication and Network Architectures Subdivision
  • Assist the Department Director in project management, staff development and department management with a focus in architectures and wireless space systems
  • Interface with program offices, define tasks and schedules, build technical teams, and manage those teams
  • Assist in acquiring and executing new business activities
  • Recruit, hire, mentor, performance management, department resource management, and strategic planning
  • Provide communication architectures support for SMC, NRO, Navy, NOAA, NASA, Civil & Commercial, and Nuclear Operations (NC3) program offices
  • Represent spectrum management concerns, leveraging bicoastal expertise
  • Travel to customer facilities

 

Qualifications

Required

  • Degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering or another related discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance (US citizenship required)
  • Strong background in communication systems, architectures, and networks
  • Demonstrated ability to optimize architectures based on analysis, system design, RF, modulation and coding and network parameters 
  • Project development experience and demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and customer interface skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with customer and contractor personnel in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment
  • Ability to present results effectively in briefings and technical reports
  • Excellent organizational, as well as written and oral communication skills
  • Previous organizational management or mentorship experience

 

Preferred

  • Master's Degree or PhD in electrical engineering or another related discipline from an accredited university
  • Working knowledge of interoperability and standards; protocols and infrastructures; wireless communications and network design; and spectrum considerations
  • Knowledge of SMC and NRO programs, especially MILSATCOM programs (such as(PTS), terminal program offices, AEHF, WGS, MUOS) GPS, AFSCN, Launch Range, and NC3
  • Knowledge of commercial satellite systems
  • Management or technical leadership experience
  • Experience with protected communications
  • Experience with RFP/acquisition documentation development and review
  • Experience with anti-jam designs and analysis
  • Active SCI Clearance

 

 

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 [email protected]. 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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Aerospace is headquartered in El Segundo, less than a mile from the beach. We are close to the 405 and 105, and one block from the Green Line.

An Insider's view of The Aerospace Corporation

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

It has been my experience over the past 6 years that we have an excellent work/life balance. Our product is our expertise, so individuals are recognized and valued for the unique perspective they bring to the table. I’ve never felt like “just a number”, and with that understanding comes a flexibility to my work schedule that I really appreciate.

Matt

Manager, Integrated Sensor Design and Analysis Department

How does the company support your career growth?

Aerospace encourages each employee’s ability to learn and grow by nurturing a diverse environment of technical expertise. We have subject matter experts in every topic that involves space launch (and much more!) who are easy to locate, access, engage, and collaborate with to develop and create career growth opportunities.

Pavel

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What is your vision for the company?

At Aerospace, we encourage every employee to bring their unique perspectives and experiences to work to help us deliver on our role as the nation’s trusted partner, solving the hardest problems for the preeminent space enterprise.

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Sr. Vice President, Engineering and Technology

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I think of my career as a journey filled with personal growth; rather than a sequence of titles. I’ve worked with a diverse group of individuals over time, which has helped me realize the power of seeing the possibilities and potential in everyone. Sure, my career has grown in title and responsibility, but the real growth has been in me.

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What are The Aerospace Corporation Perks + Benefits

The Aerospace Corporation Benefits Overview

We work in a collaborative and inclusive environment with strong values focused on our mission, innovation, and people. We offer a comprehensive total rewards portfolio with a wide array of employee programs and services. From flexible work schedules to a 401k plan that's top of the industry, we provide the support you need to be your best self at work and at home.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Aerospace conducts a variety of mentoring programs and community efforts, including STEM tours and partnering with colleagues in education, industry, and government.
Partners with Nonprofits
Aerospace Cares offers opportunities for employees to volunteer their time or donate to the charity of their choice.
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Aerospace hosts several clubs offering employees opportunities to participate in many social and recreational activities from table tennis to foodie groups to gaming.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
With half our board being women or people of color, Aerospace is committed to a continuously more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Aerospace ERGs were established to bring cultural awareness, enhance career development opportunities, and promote diversity. We currently have 8 ERGs.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Set aside pre-tax dollars for eligible healthcare and dependent care expenses.
Disability Insurance
Company-paid short and long-term coverage; optional supplemental employee paid, long-term disability coverage available.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Company-paid basic and occupational accident; optional supplemental employee-paid life and accident.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
You and your household members are eligible for up to 5 free visits for each personal situation.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire.
401(K) Matching
Employees receive a total company paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions.
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Aerospace provides backup child care assistance as well as daycare discount programs.
Generous Parental Leave
Four weeks of company-paid leave when taken within the first twelve months of the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child.
Flexible Work Schedule
Full-time employees can work either a standard eight-hour day or a 9/80 schedule with alternate Fridays off.
Remote Work Program
Aerospace offers complete and partial remote work for qualified positions.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
Employees who adopt are eligible for the same 4 weeks of paid parental leave that employees who birth a child or have a foster placement get.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Aerospace employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Full-time exempt employees receive unlimited sick time.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Aerospace's dress code is causal including jeans, t-shirts and sneakers every day of the week. Some roles may require occasional professional dress for external business meetings.
Commuter Benefits
Aerospace has a commuter vanpool program, designated carpool parking, ride-matching services, bicycle commuting support, EV chargers, and public transportation reimbursement.
Game Room
You will find ping pong tables around campus. Our CEO hosts an annual ping pong tournament.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at their team's discretion, but most teams go once a month.
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage and non-garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Aerospace offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
When you attend any of the company hosted learning sessions, you are paid for those hours spent in class. Aerospace encourages employees to expand their skills by taking these courses.
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