Astronomical research facilities

Configuration Management Specialist
Location VA - Chantilly
Req # 3709
Minimum Clearance Required CI Poly
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Centauri team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

Centauri is seeking a highly motivated Configuration Management Specialist to support the NRO’s SIGINT Directorate.  The SIGINT Directorate is looking to address future intelligence collection challenges with innovative solutions.  The successful candidate understands the mission needs to overcome development and operations limitations of current systems and can guide revolutionary change in how the NRO conducts its mission. 



  • Manage configuration baseline by overseeing the configuration control boards, engineering review boards, technical review boards, and other control mechanisms.
  • Institute rigorous control processes to document baseline configurations and manage process to implement architectural and process changes.
  • Coordinate review schedules and timelines with Government customer.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have technical and analytic capabilities in systems engineering focused on baseline control.
  • BS degree.
  • 3-5 years’ experience with space systems acquisition and / or sustainment.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter who can partner with multiple teammates.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in engineering discipline or systems engineering.   
  • 5-10 years’ experience with space systems acquisition and /or sustainment.
  • Understanding of acquisition and operations technology best practices.
  • Exposure to the system design trade process, assessing system design options, analyzing mission requirements, monitoring vehicle development, test development / execution, and tracking requirement verification.
  • Specific knowledge of the NRO space and ground systems and processes.


Required Clearance:                     TS/SCI + poly

Centauri is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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