1. Choose your Affinity Group

* Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action

We serve Equal Opportunity Employers and are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Professional Diversity Network has separate professional networking sites for different affinities, and in selecting the groups you identify with, you will be joined with those networks.

Note: Providing this information is strictly voluntary - you will not be penalized or subjected to adverse treatment. If you choose not to provide this information, simply select "Choose not to identify."

2. Choose Method
Sign in with LinkedIn
Sign in with Facebook

Tell us about yourself

Civil Space Program Operations Division General Manager at The Aerospace Corporation in Crystal City, VA

Save or bookmark jobs as you go and access them anytime later with your account.



Requisition ID: 37801 

All Locations: Crystal City, VA (Virginia) 

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 clandestine 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?



  • Serve as the Civil Space Program Operations Division (CSPO) lead, reporting directly to the Senior Vice President (SVP), Civil Systems Group (CSG)
    • Develop and expand relationships with new political appointees for the NOAA Administrator, Deputy Administrators and NASA Administrator on behalf of the corporation
    • Build new program office operational relationships within the civil space market (NASA, NOAA, others) and their partner organizations to increase the value of Aerospace in addressing customers’ needs
    • Meet total financial contribution goals set by the CSG SVP in order for CSG to achieve its’ corporate objectives
    • Act as the “owner” of Mission Assurance practices and processes for CSG to harmonize those with the other parts of Aerospace
      • Serve as the primary POC for the Agile Mission Assurance Initiative
  • Provide visionary leadership and technical direction to CSPO Division personnel
    • Recruit, organize, train and equip personnel so as to enable civil space programs to successfully meet their missions
    • Effectively leverage the NASA Agency Wide Contract to provide support to NASA program offices and ensure mission success through application of Aerospace MA processes & application of advanced technology
    • Effectively managing the NOAA IDIQ contract to meet NOAA support requirements
    • Enhance NOAA’s status as a National Security Space-faring agency
    • Investigate and, if appropriate, pursue with senior NOAA leaders operating a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) for NOAA
  • Act as trusted technical advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmospheres /NOAA Administrator, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observations and Prediction/Deputy NOAA Administrator, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Leadership
    • Demonstrate world-class expertise and credibility in the areas of remote sensing, space science, environmental intelligence and space-based environmental monitoring (SBEM) research, development, acquisition and operations
    • Deliver high quality and timely products to meet the needs of senior Program Office leaders as they address administration, Congressional, and national/international stakeholder tasks
  • As a senior Aerospace leader, assist the President and CEO & Executive Council in effectively addressing strategic imperatives (Shaping the Future, Growth, Innovation, and Velocity) and implementing corporative initiatives consistent with those imperatives







  • Demonstrated understanding of NASA and NOAA customer’s core mission and services with in-depth knowledge regarding operational space-based remote sensing
  • Advanced degree in Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Science, Aeronautical Engineering or related discipline
  • Operational experience in remote sensing analysis & data analytics; spacecraft design, development integration and test; terrestrial, oceanic and/or space weather; and/or spacecraft operations
  • Proven credibility and credentials in the environmental intelligence or remote sensing communities and record of active involvement and leadership in relevant professional organizations (such as the IEEE, American Meteorological Society, National Weather Association, American Geophysical Union, and American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics)
  • A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience, including substantial experience in a supervisory and management roles
  •  Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of corporate staff, customers, and contractors
  • Must have proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with high level government officials at the SES, Assistant Secretary, and Under Secretary levels
  •  Demonstrated ability to grow a corporate role within a government agency
  •  Demonstrated abilities to proactively apply a broad set of skills to work diverse problems is highly desired, as is acute technical insight, seasoned problem solving skills, and demonstrated application of sound judgment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong technical leadership skills
  • Proven ability to build successful interdisciplinary team
  • Active or very recent TS/SCI with ability to reactivate
  •  Familiarity with: 
    • Development and qualification of space systems for weather monitoring and remote sensing
    • Cross-functional architectural trade studies to develop optimum architectures for space based sensing systems
    • Risk assessment and mitigation techniques
    • Contemporary data analytics
    • Understanding of environmental satellite data processing




Transcript Requirement



Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: GENERAL MANAGER 

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available: Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.


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, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Similar Jobs

See All »

Other Jobs at The Aerospace Corporation

See All »