Manager Engineering Advanced Manufacturing & Optics (NASA Program)

Job Locations US-MD-Greenbelt
Requisition ID
Position Category
Management / Operations
No Clearance Required
Space & Intelligence


Join our dynamic and diverse Peraton Technology Services Team on site, at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), as our ETIS Manager, Advanced Manufacturing and Optics Manager.  You will be a key leader on our Environmental Test and Integration Services (ETIS) contract as part of the team. You have the unique opportunity to be engaged in multiple exciting space projects in the GSFC state-of-the-art facilities. 


The ETIS Team is seeking a senior manager to manage several key departments, encompassing approximately 50 people within the ETIS contract. Departments include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing provides engineers and technicians for aerospace applications. We provide a multitude of support of composite fabrication and assembly, multi axis high speed machining, manufacturing, procurement, logistics and turning, laser/CMM measurement systems, and CNC sheet-metal fabrication.
  • Optics, works with flight projects and/or Alignment, Integration, and Test group engineers to plan, develop, and execute metrology and optical test operations. Supports analysis of collected data and helps prepare detailed procedures and reports

Direct reports include supervisors as well as represented engineers and engineering technicians. Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Direct NASA customer interface for ensuring quality of services and problem resolution. Develop relationships with customers.
  • Leadership for development of improved programs and/or processes
  • Developing leaders and supervisory staff
  • Resolution of personnel and administrative issues
  • Creating and tracking budgets and/or assignment of personnel for various flight projects and NASA programs
  • Tracking and/or initiating various procurements to support group functions and/or flight project needs
  • Development and presentation of routine presentations and reports for NASA customers
  • Other duties as assigned by ETIS management, which are typically focused on innovative initiatives, programmatic problem-solving, and problem resolution within different areas of the program.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field (Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree highly preferred) with 10+ years industry experience. Substantial directly applicable experience can substitute a degree as determined by management.
  • 7+ years’ experience of direct personnel management/supervision in an engineering/technical environment, preferably in the Aerospace industry
  • Significant experience creating, executing, and tracking budgets and tasks
  • Strong organizational and relationship-building skills, as well as ability to easily relate with many different types of people.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Management degree or certification, such as MBA, PMP, etc
  • Experience managing personnel in a in a represented workforce
  • Experience managing General Manufacturing workflows of aerospace hardware, and understanding of personnel challenges in executing that workflow.

Experience managing task-based government contracts

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$135,000 - $216,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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