Senior Project Leader Nuclear Surety/Systems Engineering Office Support

Requisition ID: 40749

All Locations: Hill AFB, UT (Utah)

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 Aerospace Corporation has a long history of support to intercontinental ballistic missile programs. The Nuclear Operations Directorate continues to support the Air Force's nuclear mission by providing lifecycle expertise in nuclear surety, systems engineering and integration, systems acquisition, vehicle systems engineering, re-entry systems, communications, command and control systems engineering, advanced technologies and future systems engineering.


This position provides technical and program management support to USAF organizations on nuclear surety operations and system engineering functions. Responsibilities include providing nuclear surety and mission assurance oversight, systems engineering, integration, and detailed technical analyses of on-going and proposed modifications and upgrades to the Minuteman III weapon system, and weapon system integration within the Minuteman III sub-systems, NC3 systems, and new acquisitions to include the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) to ensure key performance parameters are met.


Ensures modifications and upgrades are properly documented, reviewed, and tested to ensure compliance with weapons system requirements, design constraints, national nuclear policy, nuclear surety, and support the development and assessment of new or enhanced capabilities and ICBM Systems Directorate acquisitions to include Ground Based Strategic Deterrent. In addition, the position will assess existing, new and emerging processes for effectiveness and improvements. This position requires coordinating with Government engineering management, Aerospace management and Aerospace personnel supporting nuclear surety and nuclear operations to ensure maximum utility and benefit to all nuclear operations customers.



Bachelor's degree in an engineering, science, computer science, computer information systems, or mathematics from an accredited institution.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Exhibits exceptionally high level of initiative, innovation, and discipline

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers. Nuclear Surety, Nuclear Certification, Nuclear Weapons Safety, Systems Engineering, and Mission Assurance background and expertise required.

Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with government customers from junior grade to general officer level is required. Widely recognized internally and externally by peers, management, program office, contractors, and the Air Force

Secret clearance (Successful candidate must be able to obtain a DoD Top Secret SCI clearance)


22 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including multi-disciplinary systems engineering and/or program management environments

Nuclear Command and Control, Cryptologic Device Certification, Supply Chain Risk Assessment, Cyber Security, Risk and Vulnerability Analysis, Nuclear Weapons Systems Safety, ICBM Code Processing Systems, and Unauthorized Launch Analysis experience is highly desired.

Advance degree in applicable science or engineering discipline



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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title : PROJECT LEADER SR

Clearance Requirement: Secret

Access: None

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.

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