Senior Network Systems Architect

 

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.

 

 

Responsibilities

The Aerospace Corporation’s Network Systems Department (NSD) is seeking an innovative network/computing systems architect with a strong background in networking and virtualization architecture/design.  You will be leading and supporting the development of future network concepts, architectures, requirements, prototyping, and technology demonstrations.  A qualified candidate will possess an in-depth understanding of the latest networking and enterprise computing technologies; ability to integrate application components and databases across computing platforms; ability to develop new concepts and solve toughest problems for our customers; and provide network systems engineering leadership to program office.

 

Key Functions

  • Lead and participate in multi-disciplinary engineering teams in the development and analysis of future network architectures and requirements
  • Lead development and implementation of advanced network protocols, routing, and QoS algorithms and architectures
  • Lead in various systems engineering tasks and projects through systems architecture definition, development, analysis, modeling & simulation, and prototype development/validation
  • Evaluate and develop multiple access communications or engineering technologies
  • Analyze and simulate complex network architectures and protocols
  • Provide independent technical leadership, mentorship, and direction to less experienced staff
  • Coordinate tasks and participate in technical meetings for SMC, NRO, and Civil & Commercial customers working closely with members of a diverse team comprising military officers and Government civilians, prime contractors, SE&I contractors and other FFRDCs
  • Lead specialized technical studies and internal research and development (R&D) projects to develop the next generation of Space and Ground network concepts, architectures, and technologies
  • Support sustainment and development of core network simulation, emulation, and modeling capabilities
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities with new and existing customers

Qualifications

Required

  • Degree from an accredited university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or another related discipline
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in progressively more responsible roles
  • Experience with and a strong understanding of physical/MAC layers and satellite networks
  • Experience in network design, analysis, and modeling & simulation
  • Strong understanding of network layers, protocols, and routing algorithms
  • Experience with using IP routing protocols, including TCP/IP, IPsec, and IPv4/6
  • Experience in Python, Matlab, and C/C++
  • Experience in virtualization and enterprise computing platforms
  • Familiar with the latest networking/computing trends and technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills, effective communication skills, and ability to interact well in group meeting/working environments
  • Ability to present results effectively in briefings and technical reports
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance which is issued by the U.S. government.  U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

 

Preferred

  • Advanced technical degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or another related discipline from an accredited university
  • Experience with military and commercial satellite communication systems and network engineering
  • Experience with inter-satellite cross-links and laser optical communication technologies
  • Project development experience and demonstrated the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams
  • Active DoD SECRET clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government
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Location

Aerospace is headquartered in El Segundo, less than a mile from the beach. We are close to the 405 and 105, and one block from the Green Line.

An Insider's view of The Aerospace Corporation

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

It has been my experience over the past 6 years that we have an excellent work/life balance. Our product is our expertise, so individuals are recognized and valued for the unique perspective they bring to the table. I’ve never felt like “just a number”, and with that understanding comes a flexibility to my work schedule that I really appreciate.

Matt

Manager, Integrated Sensor Design and Analysis Department

How does the company support your career growth?

Aerospace encourages each employee’s ability to learn and grow by nurturing a diverse environment of technical expertise. We have subject matter experts in every topic that involves space launch (and much more!) who are easy to locate, access, engage, and collaborate with to develop and create career growth opportunities.

Pavel

Sr. Member of Technical Staff, Structural Systems

What is your vision for the company?

At Aerospace, we encourage every employee to bring their unique perspectives and experiences to work to help us deliver on our role as the nation’s trusted partner, solving the hardest problems for the preeminent space enterprise.

Todd

Sr. Vice President, Engineering and Technology

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I think of my career as a journey filled with personal growth; rather than a sequence of titles. I’ve worked with a diverse group of individuals over time, which has helped me realize the power of seeing the possibilities and potential in everyone. Sure, my career has grown in title and responsibility, but the real growth has been in me.

Rosalind

Principal Director, Systems Engineering Division

What are The Aerospace Corporation Perks + Benefits

The Aerospace Corporation Benefits Overview

We work in a collaborative and inclusive environment with strong values focused on our mission, innovation, and people. We offer a comprehensive total rewards portfolio with a wide array of employee programs and services. From flexible work schedules to a 401k plan that's top of the industry, we provide the support you need to be your best self at work and at home.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Aerospace conducts a variety of mentoring programs and community efforts, including STEM tours and partnering with colleagues in education, industry, and government.
Partners with Nonprofits
Aerospace Cares offers opportunities for employees to volunteer their time or donate to the charity of their choice.
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Aerospace hosts several clubs offering employees opportunities to participate in many social and recreational activities from table tennis to foodie groups to gaming.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
With half our board being women or people of color, Aerospace is committed to a continuously more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Aerospace ERGs were established to bring cultural awareness, enhance career development opportunities, and promote diversity. We currently have 8 ERGs.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Set aside pre-tax dollars for eligible healthcare and dependent care expenses.
Disability Insurance
Company-paid short and long-term coverage; optional supplemental employee paid, long-term disability coverage available.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Company-paid basic and occupational accident; optional supplemental employee-paid life and accident.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
You and your household members are eligible for up to 5 free visits for each personal situation.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire.
401(K) Matching
Employees receive a total company paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions.
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Aerospace provides backup child care assistance as well as daycare discount programs.
Generous Parental Leave
Four weeks of company-paid leave when taken within the first twelve months of the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child.
Flexible Work Schedule
Full-time employees can work either a standard eight-hour day or a 9/80 schedule with alternate Fridays off.
Remote Work Program
Aerospace offers complete and partial remote work for qualified positions.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
Employees who adopt are eligible for the same 4 weeks of paid parental leave that employees who birth a child or have a foster placement get.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Aerospace employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Full-time exempt employees receive unlimited sick time.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Aerospace's dress code is causal including jeans, t-shirts and sneakers every day of the week. Some roles may require occasional professional dress for external business meetings.
Commuter Benefits
Aerospace has a commuter vanpool program, designated carpool parking, ride-matching services, bicycle commuting support, EV chargers, and public transportation reimbursement.
Game Room
You will find ping pong tables around campus. Our CEO hosts an annual ping pong tournament.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at their team's discretion, but most teams go once a month.
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage and non-garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Aerospace offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
When you attend any of the company hosted learning sessions, you are paid for those hours spent in class. Aerospace encourages employees to expand their skills by taking these courses.
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