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The Aerospace Corporation Space Systems Threat Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generationof complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research anddevelopment center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise.Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science andengineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the worldand you personally.ResponsibilitiesThe Strategic and Global Awareness Directorate (Project West Wing)provides technical intelligence analysis and research for a broad range ofnational security space and intelligence community customers. Originallyestablished in 1957 in a highly classified effort to understand the Sovietmissile threat, PWW remains an integral and recognized part of theintelligence community.Solving difficult intelligence problems is at the core of the work performedby PWW analysts. A successful candidate will work with Aerospace staff andUnited States Space Command (USSC) to identify foreign space threats,characterize their capabilities, and document results. A self-motivatedindividual with an understanding of threat systems and U.S. space programswould be a good candidate for this position.Key FunctionsTake a technical leadership role in developing and maintaining a comprehensiveawareness and understanding of current and developing threats to U.S. nationalsecurity space systems, architectures, and overall U.S. space superiorityUnderstand and assess capabilities conventional and non-conventional threatsto space programsProvide guidance and intelligence analysis as needed to support spaceoperations at the National Space Defense CenterActively participate in and provide advice/assistance in technicaloperational readiness assessmentsDevelop foreign space order of battle to support all USSPACECOM activitiesPerform multi-disciplinary analysis, collaborating with Aerospace staffacross regional offices to provide comprehensive perspectives over a widebreath of space and threat concernsBuild and maintain relationships with other intelligence community andnational security space organizationsDefine/refine data and information requirements and collection conceptsGather, assimilate, process and analyze a wide variety of open source andclassified data and informationPrepare written technical reports and briefings; present results as requiredby customerQualificationsRequiredBachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Physical Science or Mathematicswith a minimum of 2 years applicable experience is requiredSignificant exposure to threat analysis, the intelligence community, andthe national security space community is highly desirableA demonstrated interest in and understanding of the relevant satellite threattechnologies and their applications is requiredA fundamental understanding of space systems, satellite operations, andorbital mechanicsDemonstrated intellectual curiosityStrong demonstrated written and oral communication skills.Proven ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal and workingrelationships with various levels of corporate staff, peers, management,program offices, customers, and contractorsThe ability to travel is required.Must have or be eligible for a Top Secret clearance and SCI access.US citizenship is required to obtain security clearanceCustomer security requirements will require successful completion of apolygraph examPreferredAn advanced degreewith eight or more years of experience in a relevantscientific or engineering disciplineWork experience within the analytic space/counterspace intelligence communityFamiliarity with USSC organization and missionCurrent Top Secret clearance and SCI access strongly preferred.Work location: Colorado Spring, COEqual Opportunity CommitmentThe Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Actionemployer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in whichunique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producingsuperior customer solutions. All qualifi