Lead Space System Architect

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a Lead Space System Architect to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaged in the military, civil, and commercial areas of aerospace and defense domains, Dynetics provides responsive and cost-effective engineering, technology, and integrated system solutions.

As part of a passionate and accomplished team of space professionals, the Lead Space System Architect will be—at different times and for a variety of different customers and programs—focused on conceiving, researching, generating, pursuing, capturing, proposing for, and executing contracts for the development of space technologies and space systems. These may vary from launch vehicles to rovers, planetary landers to satellites, and propellant depots to space habitats, and the contracts may range from analytical studies to spaceflight production endeavors.

In the performance of this job, the selected candidate will provide support to business development, contribute to strategy development, lead capture activities, manage proposals, and lead execution of space technology and system development and demonstration efforts. Within a small team, the candidate will participate in the creation of technology development plans and will play key roles in the implementation of those plans. The candidate will be actively involved in customer interactions, internal corporate discussions, and project technical work. A successful candidate will coordinate and lead efforts within Dynetics’ Space Systems Division, collaborate with other Dynetics and Leidos organizations, and partner with other entities in order to achieve company goals.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical/engineering field from an ABET-accredited university with at least fifteen (15+) years of experience working in industry
  • Experience with space hardware development
  • Experience with space hardware marketing, capture, and proposal activities
  • Experience with and understanding of U.S. Government acquisition processes
  • Experience working National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)-funded projects
  • A thorough, current understanding of NASA, commercial, and defense space markets
  • Experience with strategic planning, opportunity creation/identification, and qualification of pursuits
  • Demonstrated ability to work vertically and horizontally across organizational boundaries
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate technical information and lead discussions of Dynetics core competencies, key features of technologies, and/or complex space systems
  • Able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, multifaceted environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

· Resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area

Other Qualifications

  • Experience across multiple phases of the product life cycle—from “cradle to grave”
  • Experience working with multiple U.S. Government space agencies (e.g., NASA, AFRL, DARPA, SDA)
  • Experience interfacing with finance, accounting, contracts, communications, and other corporate support organizations to support proposals and project execution

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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COVID Response

In order to enter Dynetics facilities in the U.S. and to attend Dynetics events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file for COVID-19. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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