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Human Spaceflight - Part time/ Casual Engineer

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The Aerospace Corporation
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Kennedy Lakes, FL
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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.

Our location currently supports a portfolio of four different NASA human space flight programs (Exploration Ground Systems, Deep Space Logistics [aka Gateway], Commercial Crew Program, Human Landing System Ground Operations) as part of Aerospace’s support to all of NASA’s human space flight programs. This position is just one of many which is providing expertise to NASA and we have similar tasks at Marshall Space Flight Center/Johnson Space Center.

This position is a part-time/casual position and will be located at the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, FL. This position is hybrid requiring roughly 2 days onsite.

THIS IS A PART TIME/ CASUAL POSITION

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Support any of Aerospace’s NASA business partners at Kennedy Space Center and sometimes beyond.
  • Provide experienced technical and programmatic expertise in the development and operation of human space flight programs and sometimes independent analyses of existing and developing programs and system(s) designs.
  • This job is just one of many which is providing expertise to NASA and we have similar tasks at Marshall Space Flight Center and Johnson Space Center.
  • Provide the expertise which is needed to support NASA’s return to the Moon and on to Mars for the collective benefit of all humanity.
  • Work with NASA to draft, develop, and implement program plans and technical design requirements, and then help perform verification & validation of designs and plans to support NASA’s human space flight programs and initiatives.
  • Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned as needed.  This position can be called upon at any time to provide expertise in a wide variety of roles which support human space exploration.

Minimum Requirements

What You Need to be Successful

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in Engineering, Science, or another related STEM discipline
  • 15 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including experience in a system engineering and/or program management environment
  • An understanding of how space flight programs are run and managed
  • Exhibit high level of innovation, creativeness, team-building, and self-initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers
  • Willing to travel domestically approx. 10%.
  • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the US 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:

  • An advanced degree from an accredited program in Engineering, Science, or another related STEM discipline
  • 20 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including experience in a system engineering and/or program management environment

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