Director, Acquisition Analysis and Information

The Aerospace Corporation - El Segundo, CA (30+ days ago)4.0

Requisition ID: 42106

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)

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 government 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?


The Acquisition Analysis and Information Department (AAID) leverages data science and machine learning to enhance the systems engineering and acquisition planning/execution functions employed by various customers. The department collects and/or processes programmatic/technical space enterprise information to distill analytic insight; enable process efficacy for capabilities such as anomaly and issue tracking, forecasting, and risk assessments; and discover innovative approaches to enhance acquisition decision making and program efficiency.

Key Functions:
Provide vision and direction for programmatic and acquisition decision support data science function
Lead multidisciplinary efforts to techniques to leverage data from different programmatic domains and programs, to help customers make well-informed programmatic decisions
Understand and implement Corporate Strategic goals as they related to department mission areas
Manage resources within defined budgets and schedules to satisfy customer needs
Customer Outreach
Continuously communicate/leverage department capabilities to build and maintain a broad customer base with national security, civil, and commercial customers
Enhanced collaboration with related Aerospace needs across the subdivision and corporation
Staffing & Development
Recruit, train, mentor, and manage staff to support department functions
Provide leadership, direction, and development of staff
Coordinate staffing, tasking, and priorities and strive to ensure adequate resource support to AAID customers
Tools, Methods, and Techniques
Develop, manage and/or maintain tools (datasets/inventories, models, etc)
Provide technical expertise, controls, and leadership to assure the quality of studies and analysis products
Corporate steward of the Acquisition Support and Systems Engineering Toolset (ASSET)
This position is located in El Segundo, CA and some travel is required.


Graduate degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or related field
Minimum of twelve (12) years of technical experience after a bachelor’s degree
Prior project leadership, management, acquisition and systems engineering and/or program office experience
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships including all levels of customers, coworkers, and contractors
Good interpersonal skills and commitment to personnel management, especially mentoring and career guidance;
Problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify, organize, prioritize, and ensure timely completion of tasks is required
Demonstrated initiative and ability to identify and apply creative solutions to a broad spectrum of issues in a rapidly changing national space systems environment to include a vision and passion about data and its possibilities
Ability to foster internal and external collaboration to share knowledge and create synergies
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Current SSBI clearance


Strong background in research and innovation to include experience working with innovators
Experience in leading and managing a diverse team of data scientists, developers, analysts, support and remote personnel
Experience on corporate teams and/or involvement in ongoing corporate initiatives
Transcript Requirement


Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: DIRECTOR

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI

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.