Space Cyber Security Engineering Manager

Requisition ID: 40543 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

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?


Aerospace Cyber Software and Testing Department (CSTD) is looking for a mid-level Section Manager to lead and grow a team of engineers who design, implement and deploy cyber solutions to defend our nation’s space enterprise. We support a variety of customers including the Space Missile Center (SMC), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and other civil customers (e.g. NASA), and they all face incredible challenges in protecting their ground networks and satellites systems from sophisticated adversaries. The section manager will provide technical management and leadership in the development of cyber defense capabilities to help strengthen our customers’ security posture as they migrate from legacy stove-piped systems to highly resilient, distributed systems utilizing latest technology such as cloud and SmallSats.  


Key Functions

  • Work with department director and other managers as needed in all aspects of developing and managing the organization.
  • Recruit, hire, mentor, and lead staff to create cutting edge prototypes in the fields of ground and spacecraft cyber security, cryptography, automated software analysis, secure DevOps
  • Interface with the program office customers in task scoping, budget and project management.
  • Identify new areas of research and lead project teams through the proposal, design and execution phases.
  • Ensure the technical qualify of deliverables (reports, software, services, etc.) to customers.
  • Manage the space cyber lab and identify/acquire software and hardware as needed.
  • While this is a management position, the selected candidate is expected to get involved on a diverse set of technical projects. It is very important to be hands-on, willing to learn and be comfortable in working in an environment with engineers of diverse backgrounds 



  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Cybersecurity required
  • 7 or more years of relevant experience
  • Proficient with multiple programming languages and 3 or more years of hands-on software development experience
  • 3 or more years of combined experience in any of the following areas: software assurance, penetration testing, red/blue team exercise, defense cyber ops, DevSecOps, and cloud security,
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and complete tasks, learn new technical approaches, mentor junior staff, lead technical efforts, and interact effectively with a broad range of organizations.
  • Strong written and oral communications and interpersonal skills
  • 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.



  • Current TS/SCI level clearance
  • Advanced degrees (Master or PhD) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Cybersecurity
  • Experience with Agile methodology and team collaboration tools
  • Experience working with DoD space systems and ground networks
  • Experience with embedded, real-time systems and FPGA


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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: MANAGER-ENGRG  

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

Access: SCI 

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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The Aerospace Corporation
Full time
El Segundo, California 90245, US