EHP Configuration & Data Management Specialist

The Aerospace Corporation
Center, TX
Added: April 16, 2024
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.

Building on The Aerospace Corporation's reputation as a trusted, impartial advisor with integrity and dedication to mission success, the Civil Systems Group (CSG) combines deep technical expertise with market-leading innovation to help our customers solve complex systems engineering and integration challenges. CSG is organized by core customer-facing lines of business to manage and grow programs within NASA, NOAA, and the NNSA, while extending our capabilities to other civilian federal government agencies fully integrated within Aerospace rules, regulations, processes, values and behaviors.

Within the CSG, the Human Exploration and Space Flight (HESF) Division and Civil Space Operations' Division supports our NASA customer in all aspects of human space flight and program office activities. This position will support NASA’s Extravehicular Activity and Human Surface Mobility Program (EHP) Program Planning & Control (PP&C) Office by providing Configuration and Data Management (CDM) planning and control services across the Program.

This is a full-time position located at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. This role is hybrid requiring 3-4 days on site, 1-2 days telework

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Provide technical expertise in the planning, coordination, execution, and audit/verification of CDM processes supporting management of the EHP Baseline.
  • Develop, design, implement and facilitate configuration management policies and best practices across the EHP.
  • Perform change management and control through the document lifecycle. Working with the Change Package Engineer (CPE) and stakeholders, integrate comments, prepare change packages for approval, and ensure implementation and verification of EHP directives. This involves working multiple documents in parallel.
  • Provide CDM support for EHP Control Boards and Panels to guide in the execution of CDM, ensure accurate recording of decisions, and present CM status reports regularly.
  • Provide CDM support for EHP Milestone reviews as necessary.
  • Support cross-program stakeholder integration and participate in cross-program CDM coordination.
  • Provide education and training to internal and externals stakeholders on the use of EHP CDM tools and processes.
  • Perform technical Document Quality Assurance (DQA) to ensure product consistency and adherence to EHP policies.
  • Ensure all CDM data and records are accurate, complete, and timely archived via the EHP systems.

Minimum Requirements

What You Need to be Successful

  • HS Diploma
  • At least 10 years of experience in Configuration and Data Management or related field
  • Knowledge of CDM standards and principles
  • In-depth experience with technical editing, formatting, and other document management functions in Microsoft Word
  • Ability to collaborate within a team environment, where the team is distributed across multiple NASA Organizations, Projects, and Programs

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • Degree from an accredited program
  • More than 10 years of experience in Configuration and Data Management or related field
  • Configuration Management certification
  • Recent CDM experience with NASA programs
  • Familiarity with product markings for proprietary data, export control, procurement, etc.
  • Independent and self-motivated; proactive ability to learn on the job and utilize resources to carry out assignments
  • Ability to identify and communicate concerns to leadership in a diplomatic manner
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office suite (particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, SharePoint, and virtual environments

Leadership Competencies

Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who:

  • Operate Strategically
  • Lead Change
  • Engage with Impact
  • Foster Innovation
  • Deliver Results

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 You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.