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Configuration Management Specialist

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

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.

The Program, Planning, and Control (PP&C) Office provides Configuration Management (CM) and Data Management (DM) planning and control services for the NASA Extravehicular Activity and Human Surface Mobility Program (EHP).

This position is on-site in Houston, TX.

What You'll Be Doing

* Provide expertise in the planning, coordination, execution, and audit/verification of CM/DM processes.
* Perform identification, problem solving and resolution of CM/DM issues across EHP.
* Receive and process Change Requests (CRs) and Management Directives (MDs), and coordinate change package management: Work with Change Package Engineer (CPE) and external stakeholders, integrate comments, prepare change packages for approval, and ensure implementation and verification of EHP directives. This involves working multiple documents in parallel.
* Provide CM support for EHP Control Boards to guide in the execution of CM/DM, ensure accurate recording of decisions, and present CM status reports regularly.
* Support cross-program stakeholder integration and assist stakeholders with use of CM tools and processes.
* Develop Integration plans to link processes, milestones, forums, and action item management.
* Perform technical Document Quality Assurance (DQA).
* Ensure all CM/DM data and records are accurate and timely archived via the EHP systems.

What You Need to be Successful

Associate Member of Technical Staff

Minimum Requirements:

* 2 years of CM experience, preferably with NASA programs
* Knowledge of CM/DM standards and principles
* Experience with editing, formatting, and other document management functions in Microsoft Word
* Ability to work within a team environment, where the team is distributed across multiple NASA Organizations, Projects, and Programs
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Travel is not required.
* An Aerospace corporate requirement, as a security clearance is not required for this position

Member of Technical Staff

* 5 years of CM Experience, preferably with NASA programs
* Same requirements as listed above

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

* Configuration Management certification
* Exceptional interpersonal skills
* Independent and self-motivated; proactive ability to learn on the job
* Ability to identify and communicate concerns to leadership in a diplomatic manner
* Expertise in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, SharePoint and virtual environments

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

Keywords: The Aerospace Corporation, Houston , Configuration Management Specialist, Executive , Houston, Texas

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