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Tech Transition Project Manager
The Aerospace Corporation Chantilly, VA

Tech Transition Project Manager

The Aerospace Corporation
Chantilly, VA
Expired: November 30, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Medical , Paid Time Off , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Info

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.

Project Manager will support the transition of key prototype hardware and software from Aerospace to our Customers and commercial entities as a part of the product life-cycle management framework. In this highly interactive position, you will be familiar with the product life cycle, develop strategies working as part of integrated team to implement those strategies. You will also work with technical experts and stakeholders from across the Enterprise, including legal, intellectual property, contracts, commercial development, and key technologists to develop technology transfer strategies, plan the implementation of those strategies and help shepherd technology solutions for successful transition.

What You'll Be Doing

Technology Transfer is a key initiative for the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO). In this role, you will be supporting effort to harness the established processes, tools and mechanism used at Aerospace to support technology transfer as well as establish new pathways to fill the gaps in those processes. The goal for OCTO is to establish technology transfer from concept inception for prototype hardware and software; this requires a holistic approach to the product development life cycle and a strategy that lives with the project from concept design through first article delivery and beyond. This is a multi-faceted role that includes lots of personal interaction, learning new tools, supporting process implementation as well as outreach to industry for both best practices and creating relationships.

  • Working OPM technical staff as well as Commercial Systems Group (CSG) experts and leaders to help define the end-to-end technology transfer solution space.
  • Leading the development of strategic roadmaps and strategy development activities, accountable for documenting actions and follow-up on decisions/outcomes.
  • Leading interdisciplinary teams for strategy implementation, with ownership of project planning, milestone tracking, budget activities and schedule adherence
  • Support the establishment of an Aerospace corporate policy for technology transfer.
  • Researching and implementing best practices, developing, and driving execution of outreach plans, providing business and policy-related expertise to strategy discussions and decisions
  • Working as a team with CSG IP, commercialization and contracts experts as well as Corporate General Council staff to support successful technology transfer teams.

Work Model: This can be a hybrid or fully remote position.

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline (E.g., Business Management, Communications, Political Science, Marketing)
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, preferably in process, procedure, policy and/or proposal or strategy development.
  • 10 or more years of relevant experience developing and implementing technology-related strategies, managing technical projects, and driving results with both technical and non-technical stakeholders; 8 years of relevant experience with master's degree.
  • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Advanced degree in a related discipline (See note above re: degree)
  • Knowledge and understanding of different contract types and their programmatic implications and requirements, for both Government and Commercial customers.
  • Demonstrated success in leading diverse, inter-disciplinary teams.
  • Knowledge of business and operations processes at a Government contractor or FFRDC and proven successful experience working with those teams (commercial, supply chain, finance, contracts, export control, etc)
  • Experience working with a variety of Customers (DoD, Civil, Commercial)
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of contractors, customers, and corporate staff.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills.

(Min - Mid - Max)
$98,841.60 - $133,515.20 - $168,188.80

Pay Basis: Hourly

Leadership Competencies

Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who:
  • Operate Strategically
  • Lead Change
  • Engage with Impact
  • Foster Innovation
  • Deliver Results

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 You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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