Vencore Space Systems Architect in El Segundo, California


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Assess Analyses of Alternatives (AoAs) and provide System of System (SoS) recommendations

to meet space enterprise requirements and capabilities for the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). Identify and assess alternatives for achieving space enterprise capabilities (levels of solution from the full requirements compliance to the minimum acceptable capability), technical alternatives, alternative architectures, etc. Identify and report capabilities that could have an important impact on national security needs. Assist in the development of candidate architectures which are more resilient to emerging threats and/or are more affordable than existing architectures and systems. Provide detailed analysis to bolster/support investment decisions, orbit characterization, performance, resilience, costing, tradespace characterization, and requirements mapping. Support cross-mission area architecture development through the identification of potential synergies and efficiencies across multiple mission areas based off of existing roadmaps and AFSPC developed to-be architectures. Evaluate and characterize the known tradespace and ensure requirements mapping of newly developed enterprise-level cross-mission area architectures.


Required Experience, Skills and Attributes

  • Master’s Degree is required in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, or Physical Science.
  • 3-10 years experience in developing roadmaps for future concepts to include space, launch, ground and terminal segments
  • 10 years experience in space systems and national security, with a focus in developing roadmaps and architectures that are clearly aligned with future science and technology capabilities.
  • Experience in developing candidate architectures that resolve common functions into common/enterprise solutions and reduce the cost associated with acquiring and maintaining multiple systems to achieve the same function.
  • Experience in evaluating current AFSPC ground systems and identifying near-term gaps and potential efficiencies, industry/commercial technological building blocks, and benchmark other government organization’s ground systems to understand their rationale for their execution strategy and identify near-term gaps.
  • Demonstrated experience working with team leadership, and program/project management.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Air Force and DoD contractors in a development environment
  • Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as organizational skill
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to enable working, interfacing, and interrelating with diverse personnel and dynamic teams

Desired Requirements

  • Prior Air Force SMC program experience

Security Clearance

  • Current Top Secret/SCI clearance required

Duty Location

• El Segundo, CA


US-CA-El Segundo

Job ID 2016-43351

# of Openings Remaining 2

Category Information Technology

Residency Status U.S. Citizenship Required

Clearance Top Secret/SCI

Employee Type Regular

Time Type Full Time