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Manager- Explosive Systems - Security Clearance Required

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: El Segundo
Posted on: September 21, 2023

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. Job Summary The Vehicle Systems Division (VSD) sits at the center of the ideas and data behind current and future systems supplying innovative research and development; technical evaluations during the acquisition process; conceptual and detailed design; assembly, integration, and test; and operational support. Comprised primarily of highly-trained mechanical and aerospace engineers, VSD provides national expertise in the areas of vehicle engineering; guidance, navigation, and controls; robotics; electro-mechanical devices; embedded systems; fluid mechanics; propulsion; thermal control; orbital mechanics; mechanisms; structures; structural dynamics; and dynamic environments. The Mechanical Systems Department (MSD) is a team of 20-25 engineers responsible for the integrity and reliable operation of moving mechanical assemblies , and separation / deployment devices typical of spacecraft and launch vehicle systems , including missile systems . The Explosive Systems Section is responsible for the design, analysis, and test methodologies to assess the performance and reliability of explosive devices and separation/deployment systems u sed in launch vehicles and space vehicles, and missile systems . The section coordinates with other Aerospace technical disciplines, program offices, and contractors in support of our customer's mission needs . As the MSD Manager- Explosive Systems , you will work with the department Director, as well as other engineering departments, in conducting multi-disciplinary analyses, to ensure mission success and developing future systems. This is a full-time position based in El Segundo, CA, offering a hybrid work model that combines regular onsite work and remote flexibility as the business needs allow. What You'll Be Doing Planning and managing the training, development, and daily tasking of a team of 4 -7 engineers. This includes: hiring and training staff, conducting performance reviews, optimizing employee productivity, and promoting professional growth Provide technical and managerial leadership to the Explosive Systems Section of the Mechanical Systems Department in the areas of separation and deployment systems, explosive devices , and hydrocode analysis Participate in the development/refinement of analysis tools and techniques, including hydrocode analysis methodologies Work closely with program offices and customer s to coordinate tasking, report progress, resolve technical issues, and assure project success Prepare written and oral reports of organization's activities, issues, and accomplishments to higher management, subordinates, and teaming organizations Identify opportunities for additional, expanded, and new business. Assists higher level management in the evaluation and pursuit of new business opportunities What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in a STEM field or equivalent is required A minimum of 5 years of experience in separation and deployment systems, explosive devices or other aerospace systems-related field is required Willingness to occasionally travel and to work off-business hours to support customer needs, approximately 10% (as required) This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance , which is issued by the U.S. 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 a STEM field or equivalent is strongly preferred Experience with a broad range of hardware comprising separation and deployment devices typical of spacecraft and launch vehicles, including missile systems Experience in design and analysis, and testing of explosive devices and systems Experience with testing plans, procedures, and methods for explosive devices and systems Understanding of applicable explosive properties and behaviors that inform applications, with desired strength in the area of initiation and energy output characteristics of the various categories of explosives Knowledge of, and experience with, types of analyses to examine design alternatives, investigate failures, verify performance and/or check compliance with applicable specifications Experience in the use of hydrocode analysis tools (CTH, LS-DYNA) and CHEETAH The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with management, program management, customers, contractors, and colleagues is essential Experience leading technical teams and mentoring junior staff Experience developing and maintaining standards and command media A current and active TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government is highly preferred. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance. We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills. (Min - Mid - Max) $103,300 - $146,650 - $190,000 Pay Basis: Annual 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 ieo.mailbox@aero.org . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

Keywords: The Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles , Manager- Explosive Systems - Security Clearance Required, Executive , El Segundo, California

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