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ID #44645538
State California
City Elsegundo
Job type Permanent
Salary TBD
Source Aerospace Corporation
Showed 2022-08-06
Date 2022-08-05
Deadline 2022-10-04
Category Et cetera
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Technology Portfolio Manager, Discovery

California, Elsegundo, 90245 Elsegundo USA
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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.

We remain committed to maintaining a safe environment for hiring as we look forward to the future of work. Click here for information on Aerospace's COVID-19 directives and safety procedures implemented to keep our workplace safe.

Job Summary

The Technology Portfolio Manager, Discovery will serve as the primary manager of the three Innovation Lab (iLab) investment programs that promote ideation or low Technology Readiness Level (TRL) developments: Sabbaticals, Advanced Concepts, and University Partnership Program. The Sabbaticals program and the Advanced Concepts Program enable, through different approaches, ideation for disruptive or transformative solutions to critical corporate or enterprise problems. The University Partnership Program is executed in partnership with University Relations & Recruiting (UR&R) to drive collaborations with university partners to support research and development activities that align with corporate projects or initiatives.

The Innovation Lab (iLab) is a part of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) and manages Research & Development (R&D) investment portfolios associated with bringing transformative or disruptive technologies to maturity. iLab also provides services, platforms, and programs that enable collaboration and impactful innovation across the corporation. We are seeking a creative and dynamic Technology Portfolio Manager to manage iLab's ideation technical investment portfolio.

This is a full-time position in a hybrid work model with locations available in El Segundo, CA; Colorado Springs, CO; Crystal City, VA or Chantilly, VA.

This position is available as a Project Leader or Senior Project Leader

What You'll Be Doing
  • Work with the iLab management team to define portfolio strategy, lines of effort, and performance measurement metrics
  • Manage portfolio execution to ensure lines of effort are consistent portfolio definition and metrics
  • Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting of portfolio performance for iLab, OCTO, and corporate management
  • Coordinate marketing and messaging of portfolio highlights for internal and external audience consulting
  • Work in partnership with research line leads to define lifecycle of each research line
  • Work in partnership with program office advisors to ensure and promote connectivity between lines of effort and corporate and/or customer needs
  • Work in partnership with UR&R and University sponsors to define university engagement strategies and to administer execution of the research aspects of those strategies
  • Mentoring corporation staff to adopt and implement innovation and collaboration processes

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:

Project Leader
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field or equivalent
  • Typically, (8) years of applicable professional or educational experience is required
  • Experience in the space systems field
  • Demonstrated ability to foster collaboration with academic institutions
  • Experience with project, program, or portfolio management
  • Exceptional ability to mentor, create teams-of-teams, and collaborate
  • Ability to adjust strategy to enable cross-corporation partnerships
  • Ability to translate detailed technical information to relatable material for a broader audience
  • Comfort with ambiguity, and ability to thrive in a rapidly evolving internal corporate and customer environment
  • Strong communications skills and the ability to coach others
  • Willingness to travel (approx. once/month) and to work off-business hours to support customer needs
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

Senior Project Leader

Same requirements as a Project Leader noted above, in addition to:
  • Master's degree in a STEM field or equivalent
  • Typically, (12) years of applicable professional or educational experience is required

How You Can Stand Out

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

Project Leader or Senior Project Leader
  • PhD in a STEM field or equivalent is highly desirable
  • Direct experience conducting and managing R&D portfolios
  • Direct experience in creating research and development agreements with US Government, academic, and/or commercial organizations
  • Experience with Aerospace mission assurance functions, FFRDC operations, and company business processes
  • Proven experience in managing dynamic budgets and project allocations
  • Broad knowledge of Aerospace support to customers

Grade-Based Pay Range

(Min - Mid - Max)$98,294 - $159,916 - $221,537

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

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