Cloud Technologies Manager – The Aerospace Corporation – Chantilly, VA

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia)

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 Cloud Platforms & Architectures Department (CPAD) is looking for a mid-level Section Manager to lead and grow a team of engineers who design, implement and deploy cloud solutions and architectures that will shape our nation’s space enterprise across ground and space. We support a variety of customers including the Space Missile Center (SMC), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and other civil customers (e.g. NASA) that are considering designing their next generation ground and satellites systems. The section manager will provide technical management and leadership in the development of cloud technologies capabilities to help our customers migrate from legacy stove-piped systems to highly resilient, distributed systems utilizing the latest cloud and virtualization technologies.

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 that are multicloud, hybrid cloud, resilient, and utilize private/public cloud infrastructure.
  • 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 quality of deliverables (reports, software, services, etc.) to customers.
  • Help manage and maintain the Cloud Technologies Lab and work with engineers to 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 working in a multidisciplinary environment.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related field(s) from a recognized institution
  • Seven or more years of relevant professional experience
  • 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.
  • Proficient with multiple programming languages and 3 or more years of hands-on software development experience
  • Experience maintaining a production Information Technology (IT) infrastructure/environment on premise and/or in cloud
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts including: Software Defined Networks (SDN), TCP/IP, IP Subnetting, Network Security Zones and Virtual Private Clouds
  • Strong understanding of software engineering concepts and platform deployment technologies
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems
  • 3 or more years of combined experience in any of the following areas: container orchestration, consumer cloud providers (e.g., AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP), cloud system architecture/design, server-less computing
  • 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 communication skills
  • Presentation skills to provide updates to management to ensure project development remains aligned with management/customer vision
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work in and with interdisciplinary teams
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs technically and socially
  • Must be detail-oriented and organized


  • Current TS/SCI level clearance
  • Advanced degrees (Master or PhD) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Experience with Agile methodology and team collaboration tools
  • Experience working with DoD space systems and ground networks
  • Experience with NoSQL databases
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes and/or other orchestration platforms
  • Experience with DevOps tools (ELK, Jenkins, Ansible, Artifactory, etc.)

Transcript Requirement

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Additional Requisition Details

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.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance. U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

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 poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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