The Aerospace Corporation
In an era of dynamic change, Aerospace is addressing the most complex challenges in space.
El Segundo, CA

Software Engineering Specialist

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.

 

 

 

We are seeking engineers who want to contribute to advancing the state of software engineering through supporting our customers in their acquisition of software-intensive space systems. The Software Systems Quality and Analysis Department (SSQ&AD) provides U.S. Space Force and Intelligence Community program offices with expertise in methods for enhancing the quality of software-intensive systems. SSQ&AD is responsible for:

  • Providing customers with empirically-based, practical guidance in software product and process quality as they acquire software-intensive systems.
  • Working within various phases of acquisition programs (solution analysis, technology maturation and risk reduction, engineering and development, production and deployment, and operations and support) and within various software life-cycle activities (specification and evaluation of requirements, systems and software architecture, design, development, testing, and sustainment).
  • Working with customer program offices and contractors in geographically dispersed offices (this position may involve up to 25% travel).

 

Key Functions

  • Conducting assessments and audits of software projects and work products.
  • Specifying and recommending measures for software processes and products.
  • Reviewing estimates and measurement reports of software development projects.
  • Modeling and analyzing software systems and processes for forecasting outcomes and for    improvement.
  • Developing tools for supporting the use of standards in software development.
  • Providing software engineering expertise at technical interchange meetings, reviews, briefings, and personal contact with Aerospace, customer, and contractor personnel.
  • Leading and participating in software development policy, standards, research, education, and technical community activities.
  • Conducting specialized technical studies and communicating evidence-based findings to provide solutions.

 

Qualifications

 

Required:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science; Software, Electrical or Industrial Engineering; or closely related discipline
  • Eight or more years of experience in professional software development practice
  • Strong technical background and clearly demonstrated expertise in a combination of software engineering roles, for example, software design and programming, software architecture, software estimation, software measurement and statistical analysis, software quality assurance, software testing, and software process modeling and improvement.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in one or more standard programming languages (for example, C/C++, Java, or Python) and modeling languages (for example, UML)
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated in publications and presentations
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, issued by the U.S. government. US citizenship is required to obtain clearance.

 

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related discipline
  • Experience in discrete event simulation or statistics
  • Experience leading consulting engagements
  • Experience as a software technical leader or team manager
  • Fluent in current software development technologies and architectures
  • Previous experience leading or organizing technical efforts or project teams
  • Exhibits high level of innovation, creativeness, and initiative
  • Active DoD Secret or TS/SCI clearance

 

 

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:

  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
  • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, regardless of whether you contribute
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)

 

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 [email protected]. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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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.

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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
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.

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

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RF Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
6 hours ago
+49
The Special Programs Division (SPD) supports our US Space Force customer, Space and Missile Systems Center Special Programs Directorate, in the development, delivery, operations, and sustainment of unrivaled space control capabilities to guarantee space superiority for our nation.  Examples include the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP), the Space Based Space Surveillance Program (SBSS), and the Counter Communications System (CCS).  While executing this important and exciting mission area, SPD seeks your expertise and is committed to be a diverse and inclusive organization that offers opportunity for professional development and personal growth for all our staff members. We push the edge of technology and ensure warfighter capabilities can be executed as an enterprise to outpace the threat.

OPIR Modeling and Simulation Specialist

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
6 hours ago
+49
The Integrated Sensor Design and Analysis Department supports passive electro-optical remote sensing payload development and test with modeling and simulation for national space systems. Key activities include concept definition and mission-driven design-synthesis of electro-optical space sensors and high-fidelity modeling and simulation of the performance against mission requirements for both individual electro-optical sensors and constellations of space and ground sensors. This posting is targeted for an electro-optical sensor/constellation analyst with an emphasis on overhead persistent infrared (OPIR) missile warning/tracking.

Senior Satellite Electronics Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
14 hours ago
+49
The Space Systems Group is seeking an Electronics Engineer to work within a tightly integrated program office of Air Force, Aerospace, and SE&I contractor. This role will require working closely with contractors, program office, matrixed engineering staff, external agencies, and others.  The selected applicant will serve as a key member of a team supporting the planning, acquisition, and development of advanced communication systems. 

Microwave Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
14 hours ago
+49
Apply your creativity to develop novel test sets and push microwave instrumentation to its limits. Deliver the technical information to determine whether a payload launches by working in microwave laboratories and with microwave simulation tools. As consultants to our government customers, we immediately impact the direction and development of payloads for both small and large satellites. Mitigate or exploit the effect of nonlinearities in microwave communication systems. Develop GaN microwave circuitry that will be placed into the next-generation satellites. Our academic-like collegial atmosphere encourages collaboration with and continued learning from our engineers who are leaders in their fields of expertise. We're also ready to learn from you.

Sr Proj Engineer – ESS Ground and Integration

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
14 hours ago
+49
The selected candidate will be responsible for systems and software engineering support to the Evolved Strategic SATCOM (ESS) ground acquisition and development. The ESS mission is to deliver secure, jam-resistant, and survivable communications to worldwide and polar users, meeting the FY30 strategic demand in all operational environments. Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) contracts were recently awarded to five contractors to assess the feasibility and provide innovative concepts in architecting ESS strategic communication mission planning (SCMP) software. The selected candidate will act as a technical advisor to the Government leads for the ground acquisition and associated systems engineering and integration efforts and will actively monitor the contractor’s performance to ensure mission success. The selected candidate will be expected to provide proactive support to the customer and cultivate productive working relationships in a fast-paced multi-organizational environment. The position requires moderate travel, particularly in the Colorado Springs and Boston areas.

Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Scientist

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
22 hours ago
+49
S/he will perform materials and device characterization to identify root cause of failure by various techniques including x-ray computed tomography, focused ion beam analysis, and scanning electron microscopy. The staff member will apply and develop software tools for data and image analysis of x-ray computed tomography data and to enhance perceptivity of failures and anomalies in devices. S/he must also exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills and desire to work in an environment requiring self-motivation and independence as well as project leadership and teamwork.

Strategic and Global Awareness, Administrative Assistant

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
22 hours ago
+49
Prepares and formats reports, memos, correspondence and forms. Assists employees with travel arrangements including transportation and hotel accommodations. Processes travel expense reports in a timely manner. Prepares purchase requisitions following through approval process and delivery of material. Schedules meetings and reserves conference rooms. Coordinates and supports certain meetings including obtaining clearances and badges for visitors. Sets up conference rooms and arranges necessary media. Orders office supplies. Monitors printers and copiers for supplies and maintenance. May organize, provide, and coordinate incoming and outcoming mail and shipments. May provide back-up to higher level administrative support.

Space Systems Architecture Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
22 hours ago
+49
The Space Systems Architecture Engineer (Member of the Technical Staff) performs architecture-level assessment, modeling, analysis, and conceptual design activities as a member of the Space Architecture Department (SAD). SAD provides expertise in architecture methods, processes, and tools to an extremely broad range of customers, including National Security Space (NSS) and other defense programs, NASA, NOAA, NNSA, DHS, and others. Members of the Technical Staff in SAD participate in and lead architecture trade studies, architecture conceptualization studies, architecture modeling tasks, and program assessment analyses at multiple levels of complexity, ranging from prototype systems, to full-scale acquisition systems, to complex systems of systems, to enterprise systems. SAD applies disciplined system architecting principles and leads cross-functional teams to provide impactful guidance to assist our customers in making key acquisition, operational, and enterprise management decisions.

Principal Director – Radio Frequency & Optical Communication Subdivision (RF&OCS)

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
2 days ago
+49
The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Principal Director to lead our RF & Optical Communication Subdivision (RF&OCS). RF&OCS is a component of the Communication Technologies and Engineering Division (CTED).  CTED is one of six technical divisions within the Engineering & Technology Group (ETG).  RF&OCS supports a wide customer base including Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), the United States Space Force (USSF), the Intelligence community, and Civil Systems Group clients (e.g. NASA, NOAA, NSF) in communication electronics, hardware implementation and solutions, and emergent advanced communications such as Optical and quantum for space communications systems. 

Space Crypto Architect / Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
2 days ago
+49
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.

Principal Director - Communication and Network Architectures Subdivision (CNAS)

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
2 days ago
+49
Provides leadership, planning, and direction of technical staff and operations. Directs technical activities of the comm subdivision, with a focus on innovative solutions in signal processing, architecture, network architectures and protocols. Assigns resources, determines staffing needs, and works closely with the department directors and the section managers to coordinate activities, planning, and deliver solutions to our customers. Continuously monitor and report (written/oral) on overall technical endeavors of teams and individuals involved in advanced research and development and delivering responsive customer solutions. Seeks and identifies opportunities for additional, expanded and new business and assists higher management in the evaluation and pursuit of new opportunities.

Application Administrator Staff

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
2 days ago
+49
Use your computer skills to investigate, pilot, purchase, implement and document entire software suites that can integrate with both our on-premise servers and our cloud services like Microsoft Office 365. Perform the daily and weekly tasks that are required to maintain and grow an enterprise-wide collaboration environment. Develop scripts in Microsoft Powershell that will help automate tasks to minimize repetitive activities. Work with other business units to expand the capabilities of our collaborative capabilities and use technology to solve real business problems.

Cyber Security Architect

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
2 days ago
+49
The Aerospace Corporation is seeking an experienced candidate to join our Information Security team as a  Cybersecurity Architect to help build and design new cybersecurity processes and tools.  You will be part of an innovative and passionate cybersecurity team that is charted to protect the company from a variety of threats using cutting edge technology and best practices.  We work with rocket scientists and engineers to develop secure and innovate solutions to complex space enterprise problems and to assure mission success of critical national space assets.  As a Cybersecurity Architect, you will be building and designing new cybersecurity processes and tools including but not limited to: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) defenses, Cloud Security & Architecture, incident response, endpoint security, risk mitigation programs, Identity & Access Management (IAM) and automation & orchestration.  You will also have the unique opportunity to work on cross-functional internal and external teams, train on current and emerging technologies relevant to the Corporation and help build new secure enterprise and cloud environments.

Liquid Propulsion Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
2 days ago
+49
The Liquid Propulsion Section is hiring a Liquid Rocket Propulsion Engineer. S/he will focus on launch vehicle liquid rocket propulsion systems but may also engage in other areas of rocket propulsion. You will also perform technical evaluation and assessment of liquid propulsion systems used for national defense, NASA (crewed and un-crewed), and commercial programs, based on rigorous scientific and engineering principles, and communicate these evaluations and assessments effectively to other staff, management, and customers.

ADMINISTRATIVE SPEC III Project West Wing

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
2 days ago
+49
The Administrative Specialist III, PWW will actively contribute to a high-performing team working in the fast-moving field of national security space. Organize and execute the activities of the Directorate by working directly with the Data Management Director to facilitate and support the technical work of the staff. Responsible for enhancing the groups effectiveness and ensuring the office functions efficiently. Perform critical office functions such as arranging meetings and conferences; planning travel; receiving, referring, or answering mail; orchestrating schedules of leadership; interfacing with security; fielding callers and making proper referrals. Review drafts and finished documents for appropriate grammatical usage; answer questions relating to office operations and established policies and procedures. Gather, compile and report on information relevant to supervisor's assignment. Demonstrate behavior that is consistent with the company's values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity. 

Integrated Circuit (IC) Reliability Scientist

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
2 days ago
+49
The Microelectronics Technology Department (MTD) is seeking a member of technical staff to support investigations of microelectronics reliability, radiation effects, advanced microelectronics technology nodes, capability development, novel devices, and physics of failure in advanced CMOS, SiGe, SOI, III-V, II-VI, and other advanced materials, processes, devices for space applications. Your contributions require developing knowledge of security aspects of ASICS, CPLDs and FPGAs and will span digital, analog, and mixed signal ICs. This will include analysis and evaluation of existing IC hardware functionality for protection of critical information and/or intellectual property.

Technology and Innovation Project Specialist

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
2 days ago
+49
The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) provides the awareness, innovation, integration and guidance functions for internally funded development and advancement of next generation space technologies.  OCTO is seeking a Technology and Innovation Project Coordinator Specialist III to help coordinate planning, awareness and special projects associated with the different initiatives related to technology and innovation at the company.  S/he will ensure OCTO is able to successfully execute these initiatives according to plan. 

Software Engineering Specialist

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
2 days ago
+49
We are seeking engineers who want to contribute to advancing the state of software engineering through supporting our customers in their acquisition of software-intensive space systems. The Software Systems Quality and Analysis Department (SSQ&AD) provides U.S. Space Force and Intelligence Community program offices with expertise in methods for enhancing the quality of software-intensive systems. SSQ&AD is responsible for:

Electromechanical Applications Engineer - Engineering Specialist

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
2 days ago
+49
The Electromechanical Control Department (ECD) is hiring an Electromechanical Applications Engineer - Engineering Specialist. S/he is charged with the responsibility of providing technical support in the areas of control system hardware and algorithms for both spacecraft and launch vehicles. As an ECD subject matter expert, you will specialize working with key components such as gyroscopes, star trackers, encoders, motors, accelerometers, reaction wheels, fast steering mirrors, servo mechanisms, GPS receivers, thrust vector control, and others. 

Government Contract Billing

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
+49
Under limited supervision, the Billing Specialist prepares invoices and supporting documentation for Federal, state, non-profit, and commercial customers, including cost reimbursable, time and materials, and firm fixed price contracts.  The Billing Specialist also develops and maintains key stakeholder relationships with internal organizations and interfaces with external customers as needed.  In addition, the Billing Specialist works closely with internal organizations regarding customer invoicing terms and conditions, requirements, funding status, and unbilled costs.  The department environment is dynamic, interesting, and innovative.

Senior Communications Hardware Architect

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Communications Payload, Command and Telemetry Dept (CPCTD) within the Communication Technology and Engineering Division provides communication hardware and systems engineering expertise to a wide range of space communication payload programs for military, national, civil and commercial customers.  The department supports pre-RFP activities to system level testing.  Specific areas of responsibility for the successful candidate include concept development and payload sizing, architecture trades, prototype design and modeling, link budget analysis construction and analysis, radio frequency interference studies, flight system test, hardware anomaly resolution, optical communication, and encryption hardware and system integration.  We have extensive and well-established relationships with customer programs and is currently growing our department to meet customer demands.  

SENIOR ASSISTANT SECRETARY

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Aerospace Corporation is searching for an Assistant Corporate Secretary to provide efficient and effective support to The Aerospace Corporation’s Board of Trustees and company executive management. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, this position leads the coordination, facilitation, and recording of the activities of the board and its committees.  As a corporate governance expert, this position maintains The Aerospace Corporation’s corporate governance documents and related systems. This position also provides advice to Executives, Trustees, and Managers on a broad range of Board related issues.

Defensive Cyber Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to join our growing team who design, implement, and deploy cyber solutions to defend our nation’s most valuable assets in space. We support a variety of customers including the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and other civil customers (e.g. NASA) by protecting their ground networks and satellite systems from sophisticated adversaries. The qualified candidate will become part of the Defensive Cyber Operations section in the Cyber Defense Solutions Department.

Motion Graphic Designer & Animator

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Aerospace Corporation is a Federally Funded Research and Development Corporation. The Aerospace Video Production Studio supports and produces all aspects of professional video production for the corporation. We are looking for a highly creative, driven and results oriented Motion Graphics Designer and Animator to join our Video Production Team.  This position is for someone who is confident in navigating Adobe Creative Suite and Cinema 4D, accurate, detailed oriented and a creative team collaborator.

Electro-Optical Sensor Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
Plan and execute laboratory characterization of developmental visible and infrared image sensors, including test, data reduction, and report generation. Provide direct support to program offices with analysis and evaluation of contractor data, concepts and designs. Leading teams of engineers in the development of solutions to multi-disciplinary problems. Interface frequently with program office and government personnel. This position is in El Segundo, California.

Human Resources Business Partner

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
We are seeking a Strategic People Partner (Human Resources Business Partner) who will serve as a trusted advisor to the leadership team of the client group(s) we support. The Business Partner will be responsible for designing and delivering people and organizational strategies and programs to optimize people performance and achieve organizational business objectives. This role reports to the Leader of the Engineering and Technology Strategic People Partners with a dotted line reporting to the client group in Engineering and Technology. Some travel may be required.

Space and Launch Systems Analyst - Launch, Strike & Range

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Launch, Strike & Range department within the Advanced Development & Planning Division supports multiple customers on the development of hypersonic vehicles, space & launch vehicle technology, and advanced space & launch vehicle concept architectures. The selected candidate will lead an innovative and agile team to support these efforts for the benefit of the emerging space enterprise. 

Cyber Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Sr. Cyber Engineer for our Cyber Security Subdivision. The Cyber Security Subdivision provides expertise in security policy, requirements, assessment, integration, research, and technology to address cyber threats through cybersecurity techniques, risk, threat and vulnerability assessments, active countermeasures, and cyber resiliency. This role will provide technical support and leadership in security architecture, engineering, and researching cyber solutions for Aerospace internal and external customers in all segments of space systems across multiple functional areas including strategic and tactical military satellite communications and ground network systems. Collaboration with program offices, government agencies such as National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Security Agency (NSA), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), etc., other FFRDCs, and contractors, providing project leadership, mentoring junior engineers, and developing future projects. 

5G and Internet of Space Things Wireless Network Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
To realize the momentous goals and swift pace needed for future space systems, The Aerospace Corporation’s Network Systems Department (NSD) seeks a 5G and Internet of Space Things (IoST) Wireless Space Network Engineer specializing in 5G space/ground architecture definition, development, analysis and design of 5G and cloud-based systems for a wide range of next generation of space systems. NSD is part of the division within The Aerospace Corporation responsible for communications systems of all sorts. From here, NSD supports Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and other US Government, and Civil/Commercial customers in the design, analysis, modeling, simulation, and anomaly resolution of space systems. As a member of NSD, you will play a vital role in building future space systems with challenging and impactful mission objectives by leading technical teams and providing technical expertise in the areas of network and cloud systems architecture and design.

Senior Optical Communications Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
Selected candidates will act as senior technical authority, consultant, primary investigator, or team leader in areas related to laser communications (lasercom). Work independently with both internal and external customers and with technical support, as a technical authority, consultant, primary investigator, or project leader. May lead or organize interfaces between customers' and Aerospace technical and management staff. Coordinates medium to large-scale technical efforts across program/project lines. Mentor less experienced MTS and serve as role model.

Senior Network Systems Architect

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
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.

Statistician

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
Apply statistical techniques to derive insight and assess risk from a wide variety of data related to space systems. Perform analysis on system availability and replenishment planning for satellite systems. Develop, evaluate, and update reliability models associated with satellite systems and launch vehicle systems. Provide technical advice to management, customers, and associate contractors. Document technical efforts and brief internal and external customers.

Research Scientist

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Microelectronics Technology Department in the Physical Sciences Laboratories is seeking an experienced engineer to direct research activities relating to analysis of the performance, degradation, and the physics of failure of various microwave semiconductor devices, such as low noise amplifiers and analog-to-digital converters. The department has state-of-the-art capabilities and expertise in reliability and radiation testing and materials characterization from the macroscale to the atomic scale, that contribute to an overall understanding of physics of failure in materials and devices.  This role includes defining requirements, designing experiments, leading capability development, collaborating with other staff scientists, engineers, and technicians, overseeing execution of laboratory experiments, and communicating results via written and oral presentations.      

Digital & Integrated Circuit Electronics ASIC/FPGA Senior MTS or Engineering Specialist

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Aerospace Corporation’s Digital and Integrated Circuit Electronics Department supports the design, development, and verification of microelectronics and digital electronic boards, boxes, subsystems, and systems for civil, commercial, and national space systems. Our activities include: Digital architecture definition and assessment; digital circuit card design; assembly and interface simulation, analysis and test; and design and verification of digital/mixed signal ASICs and FPGAs. 

Digital Signal Processing Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Aerospace Corporation’s Digital Communications Implementation Department uses software-defined radio and FPGA technology to design digital transceivers and prototypes of novel DSP algorithms.  We conduct our own research and development and in this position, you can have the opportunity to innovate in algorithm design.  

Data Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Analytics Software Department is seeking a Data Engineer to help design and develop Data Engineering Platforms for our civil and national security space customers. Do you want to develop data analytics pipelines and do innovative work on the data processing frameworks and architectures with the ability to intelligently scale? Join us on the Analytics Software Department team in The Aerospace Corporation!

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST III

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Aerospace Corporation’s Digital Communications Implementation Department (DCID) is searching for a technician that can support our IT infrastructure. Our group uses software-defined radios and FPGA technology to develop advanced communication and navigation system prototypes that solve problems related to digital communication systems. DCID’s system administrator will be responsible for maintaining smooth operations of multi-user computer systems across the department’s laboratories and servers. The Sys Admin will establish and monitor administrator and service accounts, maintain system documentation, tune system performance, install system software and hardware, monitor system availability, access and security, and allocate/maintain mass storage space. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation, and provides backup recovery. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources and develops, tests, and maintains business continuity procedures in conjunction with other support teams. Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company's values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.

Engineering Manager - Sensor Technology Evaluation and Prototyping Section

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Visible and Infrared Sensor Systems Department (VISSD) supports the design and development of electro-optical (EO) sensor payloads and prototypes for civil, commercial, and national space systems. Our activities include: concept definition and mission driven design synthesis of electro-optical space sensors, detailed characterization and performance analysis of visible and infrared (IR) electro-optical image sensors, design, assembly, integration and test of ground and airborne prototype sensors, high fidelity modeling of the performance of both individual electro-optical sensors and configurations of space and ground sensors. This posting is for a Section Manager to lead the Sensor Technology Evaluation and Prototyping Section within VISSD.

Principal Director of Software and Services

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The role of the Principal Director, Software and Services is to provide senior leadership for the development and maintenance of custom and off-the-shelf software systems that support enterprise business processes in both unclassified and classified environments. The Principal Director oversees three organizations of about 40 total staff members and contractors at multiple locations. The Application Development Department is responsible for maintenance of custom web applications based on open-source technologies including Java, ReactJS, AngularJS, and PHP. The Enterprise Platforms and Application Development section customizes and develops applications using domain-specific software platforms including ServiceNow, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Lotus Notes. The Enterprise Application Services department implements and maintains business capabilities using off-the-shelf software systems, particularly Microsoft Office 365. The Principal Director is a member of the IT organization’s senior leadership team and reports to the Deputy CIO.

Associate Director - Digital & Integrated Circuit Electronics Department

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
Manages and directs resources and overall operations of a technical organization to ensure program continuity from concept design through development, deployment, and operation and to provide adequacy of support to the customer organization. Manages organizational planning, staffing, and performance. Acts as key interface between the department and sister engineering organizations, program office management, customer management, and senior corporate management.  Communicates and coordinates activities to counterpart organizations, management, and customers.

Communication Systems Architect / Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Aerospace Corporation’s Communication Architectures Department performs trade studies, analyses, and simulations to optimize the overall communications performance of terrestrial, satellite, launch vehicle, and ground based systems. We are seeking a Communications Engineer that can work in communication systems for both satellite and terrestrial applications. Our multidisciplinary staff defines the architectures to ensure cutting edge, state of the art high performance communications and coordinates the activities of related engineering specialties to ensure mission objectives are achieved. Join us on the leading edge of communication systems and architectures development.

Signal Processing AI/ML Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Communication Software Implementation Department (CSID) is seeking applicants who are interested in developing next-gen radios. Our work combines the technical disciplines of signal processing, electrical engineering, computer science, data science, and machine learning. We perform proof-of-concept studies, implement new algorithms, and build hardware prototypes to bring our radio systems beyond simulation and into the real world. We design non-traditional transceivers using machine learning for classification, regression, reinforcement learning, and unsupervised clustering. We also serve as subject matter experts and provide technical advice to our customers on signal applications such as satellites, ground stations, handheld radios, GPS receivers, UAVs/drones, and launch vehicles.

Thermal Physics Section Manager

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Thermal Physics Section within the Fluid Mechanics Department performs review, analysis, modeling, simulation, and planning associated with thermal environments and response of launch, space, and reentry systems.  The section manager provides leadership and technical direction to the Thermal Physics Section, while supporting internal and external customers as a technical authority in the physics of heat and mass transfer.

Space Network Systems Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Aerospace Corporation's Network Systems Department (NSD) is seeking innovative and creative thinkers and problem solvers to join our growing organization. Our department specializes in the development of innovative concepts and solutions for future space network architectures. You will have exciting opportunities to get involved in the development of future space network concepts, architectures, prototyping, and technology demonstrations. An ideal candidate would possess a solid theoretical background in wireless communications network with knowledge of the latest trends in machine learning, AI, and IoT concepts and technologies.  

Project Engineer, Space Threat Generalist

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Strategic and Global Awareness Directorate (Project West Wing) provides technical intelligence analysis and research for a broad range of national security space and intelligence community customers. The Space and Global Security (SGS) team works to provide unique, timely and independent assessments and counsel pertaining to current and future threats to the use of space as well as the effectiveness of strategic deterrents.

Puppet / Linux Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
We are seeking a Puppet / Linux / Site Reliability / DevOps engineer with strong enterprise Linux expertise and Puppet programming skills. The ideal candidate is familiar with the design, implementation and best practices for managing a large number of enterprise Linux systems using Puppet/SIMP in an environment that prioritizes security.  The ideal candidate excels at disciplined and well tested Puppet programming, continuously improves the Puppet code base, has eagerness for continuous learning and improvement of Puppet programming and Linux administration skills, enjoys pair programming, and can approve and comment on Puppet code pull requests.  The ideal candidate has good written and oral communication skills and enjoys and excels at documenting and training other staff to improve their Puppet operations and troubleshooting skills.  The ideal candidate can serve as a friendly and humble Puppet evangelist while still meeting people “where they are” in their journey and guiding them.  You’ll be working with other corporate IT teams as well as Aerospace engineers to develop and maintain scientific and engineering workloads on-premise and in AWS in support of mission success of critical national space assets. 

Senior Windows Database Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Senior Windows Database Engineer, who will oversee our corporate enterprise database-as-a-service that supports some of the company’s most critical business services.  You will join a company that develops cutting edge solutions for our nations most complex space enterprise and mission assurance challenges.  The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with highly available enterprise Microsoft SQL server design, implementation and sustainment.  You will work with both business as well as technical leaders to develop requirements and the implementation of new databases.   

Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
You can expect to be challenged with numerous opportunities to support exciting Space Satellite and Launch Vehicle programs. This covers from the unit level of work, all the way up to and including fully integrated systems through the launch and initialization phases.  Engineers play a key role in assuring mission success for numerous programs across a multitude of system providers.  Our innovators will enjoy the benefits of being able to gain access to corporate resources while being rewarded both through corporate recognition awards and financial incentives for the successful development and delivery of patentable technology in the space and non-space sectors.

Electrical Engineer - Circuit Analyst/Designer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
You will have an exciting opportunity to be a key contributor to projects involving power supply electronics hardware prototyping, evaluation and troubleshooting.  We are designing and developing the next generation of cubesats and you will have the opportunity to be hands-on in the generation of this technology.  Do you have a passion for patent ideas?  At Aerospace your patent ideas are supported from start to finish.  Successful innovators reap great rewards at Aerospace.

ENGRG SPECIALIST

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Aerospace Corporation's Network Systems Department (NSD) is seeking innovative and creative thinkers and problem solvers to join our growing organization. Our department specializes in development of innovative concepts and solutions for future space network architectures. You will have exciting opportunities to get involved in the development of future space network concepts, architectures, prototyping, and technology demonstrations.  An ideal candidate should possess relevant development experience with creative thinking and self-starter attitude.  This position is for Network Research Specialist and the job functions will include supporting on-going department’s new capability development, conducting experiments, development tools/applications, and supporting space network testbed laboratory operations tasks.

Cyber Security Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
Aerospace's Cyber Security Subdivision is seeking a  Cyber Security Engineer to help design, implement, assess and deploy cyber solutions that defend our nation's most valuable assets in space. We are seeking a highly motivated engineer with experience supporting customers in crypto security, full spectrum information assurance (IA), planning for COMSEC, and network security engineering and architecture knowledge.

Algorithm Developer & Analyst

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
Aerospace’s Systems Analysis and Modeling Section within the Engineering Applications Department (EAD) is seeking a highly motivated Algorithm Developer & Analyst to join their team! This section develops a wide variety of software applications, modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities, and performs quality analyses to support civil, commercial, and national security space customers.

Space Scientist- Sensor Developer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
Join our team as we help shape the future of space exploration and applications.  This role involves conducting fundamental and applied space science research to solve hard problems in effects of the space environment on space system design and operation with a focus on spaceflight hardware development.   Our team works to understand the fundamentals of space weather and its impacts for applications in space system design and operations.  This role is focused on space environment research and the development of innovative instrumentation concepts for our customers.  The role also includes reporting on scientific and application results through direct interactions with customers and corporate leadership, participation in scientific conferences, and through peer-reviewed publications. 

Associate Director - Software Architecture and Engineering Department

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Aerospace Corporation is seeking an Associate Director for the Software Architecture and Engineering Department. This role will provides leadership, planning, and direction of technical office staff and operations.  Assigns resources, determines staffing needs, and coordinates activities and operations among subordinate units. Communicates and coordinates activities to counterpart organizations, management, and customers.

Space Network and Communications Architect

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Aerospace Corporation’s Network Systems Department (NSD) is seeking an experienced Space Network and Communications Systems Engineer/Architect specializing in design, development, and analysis of future space network architectures.  You will be leading and supporting the development of future space network concepts, architectures, requirements, prototyping, and technology demonstrations.  You will play a vital role in leading technical teams and providing subject matter technical expertise in the areas of Space Communication and Network systems to ensure mission objectives are achieved.  A qualified candidate will possess an in-depth understanding of the latest space networking technologies; ability to develop space cloud concepts and networking solutions; ability to analyze network protocols and performance; support assessment of new network engineering concepts and technologies; and provide space network systems engineering leadership to the program office.

Remote Sensing System Modeling and Simulation Specialist

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Electro-Optical Sensor Performance Section within the Integrated Sensor Design and Analysis Department supports passive electro-optical remote sensing payload development and test with design and analysis. Projects range from short-turnaround prototypes through Class A satellites and from pre-proposal phases through on-orbit support. System design concepts are developed and analyzed against mission requirements. In a concurrent engineering environment, systems are evaluated collaboratively from an optical, thermal, and structural perspective to determine on-orbit performance. 

Optical Communications Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
We are seeking Optical Communications engineers. These positions are in El Segundo, CA supporting a wide variety of Government customers and organizations. We provide systems engineering, analysis, modeling, simulation and hardware engineering support. These positions will be responsible for providing support in one or more of the areas of support. When you join our Optical Communications Office, you become part of a dedicated groups of Optical Communications systems engineers and hardware specialists who play a key role in guiding and strengthening the future of our National Security Space Optical Communications capabilities. Our unique positions as consultant to our customers allows you to have an immediate and significant impact in driving national technical directions and decisions. The knowledge brought to bear on these challenges is backed by your optical communications systems engineering, modeling, simulation and/or hardware engineering efforts and validated in our growing optical communications laboratory. Let’s link up!  Selected candidates provide professional engineering/scientific support in the field of laser communications (lasercom) to research and development engineering, systems engineering, project engineering, or technology functions/ organizations. Work with both internal and external customers and with technical support, as a technical authority, consultant, primary investigator, or project leader. May lead or organize technical efforts or project teams. Interfaces between customers and Aerospace technical and management staff.

Network and Cloud System Architect

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
To realize the momentous goals and swift pace needed for future space systems, The Aerospace Corporation’s Network Systems Department (NSD) seeks a Network and Cloud System Architect specializing in architecture definition, development, analysis and design of network and cloud systems for a wide range of next generation of space systems. NSD is part of the division within The Aerospace Corporation responsible for communications systems of all sorts. From here, NSD supports Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and other US Government, and Civil/Commercial customers in the design, analysis, modeling, simulation, and anomaly resolution of space systems. As a member of NSD, you will play a vital role in building future space systems with challenging and impactful mission objectives by leading technical teams and providing technical expertise in the areas of network and cloud systems architecture and design.

Senior Communications Systems Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
Provide technical leadership, engineering support, and staff development to the Communication Systems Engineering Department (CSED) within the Communication Technologies and Engineering Division (CTED).  CSED provides support to federal and commercial customers in the areas of design, modeling & simulation, and performance analysis and evaluation of communication systems.

Communications Architect - OPIR Next Generation

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
3 days ago
You will partner with the Government to ensure mission success of the Space Force Development Corps to develop, acquire and deploy Next generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) space assets that defend against, defeat, and deter aggressive adversary behavior in space. As the Next Generation OPIR Block 0 space communications engineer, your primary responsibilities will be to provide leadership and oversight of the development, integration, and testing of the space vehicle communications payloads or subsystems. You will be a critical resource to the program aiding in the early identification and mitigation of risks, providing awareness to senior managers and responsive application of Aerospace resources for prompt resolution of issues.

Principal Director - Enterprise Cyber & Engineering

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
3 days ago
As a manager, the Principal Director assigns resources, determines staffing needs, and coordinates activities and operations among staff; communicates and coordinates activities to counterpart organizations, management, and customers.  The position requires remote management of personnel.  The organization supports multiple customer organizations including the SMC CIO (SMC/ECC) and the SMC Enterprise Engineering organizations.  The organization supports the CIO in providing support to programs across the Center for Program Protection and the Engineering organization in conducting Independent Technical Risk Assessments for SMC programs, assisting with frequency spectrum management and orbital debris.

Propulsion Program Office Lead

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
3 days ago
The Launch Systems, Operations, and Development team within the Launch Systems Division is seeking a well-qualified individual with demonstrated leadership and exceptional communication abilities. As a Propulsion Systems Project Engineer you will manage and provide leadership for a team of Engineering & Technology Group (ETG) engineers to evaluate, certify, and provide mission assurance for propulsion systems used on the SpaceX Falcon 9, Heavy Launch System, and other National Security Space Launch payload vehicles for the United States Space Force. You will be responsible for ensuring ETG consistently provides technically sound and objective assessments along with recommendations to Aerospace and Space Force leadership within appropriate timelines and budget allocations for the purposes of launch vehicle certification and operational mission assurance. You will also be responsible for providing direction, mentoring, and developing the technical and functional capabilities of the team while also building effective working relationships with the Space Force team, contractor counterparts (e.g. SpaceX and their suppliers), and other interested parties (e.g. NRO and NASA). 

Communications System Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
4 days ago
The Communication Payload Command & Telemetry Department provides technical leadership and expertise in the areas of spacecraft communication payloads, navigation payloads, and Telemetry, Tracking and Commanding Systems. The qualified candidate must work well in a team environment while having strong written and oral communication skills. The qualified candidate will possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills. The candidate must have demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing organizational needs. We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated behavior that is consistent with the company's values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.  

Ground Antenna Installation Lead

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
4 days ago
•    The selected applicant will serve as a key member of a team supporting the planning, acquisition and development of advanced communications systems.  •    The position is for a technical and acquisition role within an integrated program office of Air Force, Aerospace, and SE&I contractors. The PE will work integrally and effectively with the government program office team and staff from external organizations. •    This role will require working closely with multiple contractors, program offices, external agencies, and others. Establishing and maintaining the confidence and trust of the government customer is expected. •    The selected applicant will execute efforts with respect to the evaluation, acquisition, and development of advanced communication architecture and will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the project life cycle, design reviews, ground site build out, integration and test, and early operational testing. 

Client Management Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
4 days ago
As a Client Systems Engineer you will develop and maintain plans for client operating systems, application software, and equipment. You will design and administer client management tools for workstation and servers, including management of system configuration, patching, and software lifecycle.   

Software Architect/Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
4 days ago
Do you enjoy solving challenging software problems? Want to contribute to the success of the nation's vital space systems? Aerospace is looking for software engineers interested in investigating and applying emerging and innovative software technologies to space-related systems. Aerospace's Applied Software Technologies Department (ASTD) team is growing as a leader in the practical, successful application of emerging, diverse software technologies and is looking for your contributions. 

Modeling & Simulation Engineer (MTS)

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
4 days ago
The qualified candidate will become part of the Modeling and Simulation Department (MSD). MSD provides world-class analysis to quantify the performance and utility of space, ground, and related systems for the DoD, NRO, Civil, and Commercial Customers. We deliver technical insights of a system’s performance in complex scenarios through software development, modeling & simulation, optimization, and data visualization to enable informed decision making, and ultimately, we answer the “So What?” question. Specific areas of focus include military utility analysis, communication architecture and network assessments, space resiliency, unmanned air systems, scenario and concept of operations development, model-based systems engineering, and ballistic missile defense. 

Manager - Mechatronics Systems Modeling & Simulation

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
6 days ago
The Electromechanical Control Department (ECD) is charged with the responsibility of providing technical support in the areas of control system hardware and algorithms for both spacecraft and launch vehicles. ECD subject matter experts specialize in key components such as gyroscopes, star trackers, encoders, motors, accelerometers, reaction wheels, fast steering mirrors, servo mechanisms, GPS receivers, thrust vector control, and others.  The department performs both technical studies and experimental investigations to support customer programs. Technical studies often involve the analysis, simulation, evaluation, or testing of control systems and their components. Experimental investigations may include controller design and implementation, data reduction and visualization, sensor and actuator performance evaluation, and electro-optical systems calibration and alignment.  Tasks may involve interaction with government customers, program management, and contractors.

Senior Spacecraft Avionics Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
6 days ago
You will partner with the Government to ensure mission success of the Space Force Development Corps to develop, acquire and deploy Next generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) space assets that defend against, defeat, and deter aggressive adversary behavior in space. As the Next Generation OPIR Block 0 space vehicle avionics engineer, your primary responsibilities will be to provide leadership and oversight of the development, integration, and testing of the spacecraft electrical power subsystem (EPS), command and data handling (C&DH) subsystem and communication (Comm) subsystem analog and digital electronics.  You will be a critical resource in the discovery and implementation of SMC 2.0 and acceleration of assets to orbit.

Engineering Manager - Telemetry Anomalies and Natural Language Processing

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
6 days ago
The Aerospace Corp. is seeking an engineering manager to provide direction and coordination for activities of subordinate staff for the Telemetry Anomalies and Natural Language Processing section of the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Department. Coordinates organization activities and operations with supervisor and counterpart organizations and participates in day-to-day accomplishment of organization’s tasks.

Data Scientist

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
6 days ago
Develop analytics, machine learning, natural language, artificial intelligence, and software solutions Maintain awareness of cutting-edge machine learning/deep learning, computer vision, and natural language processing techniques and research. Recommend innovative approaches to solving nationally important analytical challenges. Work individually and as part of a cross-organizational data science team. Summarize and present analysis findings to corporate and government customers.

Engineering Manager – Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
6 days ago
The Aerospace Corp. is seeking an engineering manager to provide direction and coordination for activities of subordinate staff for the Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence section of the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Department. Coordinates organization activities and operations with supervisor and counterpart organizations and participates in day-to-day accomplishment of organization’s tasks.

Senior Engineering Specialist

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
6 days ago
The Electromechanical Control Department (ECD) is charged with the responsibility of providing technical support in the areas of control system hardware and algorithms for both spacecraft and launch vehicles. ECD subject matter experts specialize in key components such as gyroscopes, star trackers, encoders, motors, accelerometers, reaction wheels, fast steering mirrors, servo mechanisms, GPS receivers, thrust vector control, and others.  The department performs both technical studies and experimental investigations to support customer programs. Technical studies often involve the analysis, simulation, evaluation, or testing of control systems and their components. Experimental investigations may include controller design and implementation, data reduction and visualization, sensor and actuator performance evaluation, and electro-optical systems calibration and alignment.  Tasks typically involve interaction with government customers, program management, and contractors.

Electrical Power Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
6 days ago
The Systems and Operations Assurance Department is the source of expertise for Operations and Facilities Engineering providing an array of technical capabilities that support our customers in assuring the availability, readiness, and success of ground assets and services required to meet the needs of the space enterprise.  We have a current need for motivated electrical power engineers to join our high-performing team in solving some of today’s hardest problems and help evolve our capabilities in meeting the technical challenges of tomorrow. The position requires the candidate to possess an electrical engineering degree and preferably some experience related to facilities and/or infrastructure (power generation, transmission, distribution, protection, controls, grounding, and lightning protection systems).  

HBTSS Program Integrator

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
6 days ago
Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) System. This position will provide technical insight into the development by industry of the HBTSS system.  Emphasis is on interfacing with the contractor teams during development of the flight demonstration system and associated risk reduction activities. Key technical duties include monitoring industry progress in their system design and risk reduction activities, keeping the government customer up to date on progress/issues, and leading Aerospace technical assessment teams. Key program office responsibilities include establishing strong and effective working relationships with government customers and industry partners, and the leadership of Aerospace independent technical assessments and contributions to government and industry efforts.

Network Systems Department Director

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
6 days ago
Provide leadership, planning, management, and direction of technical staff and operations for the Network Systems Department (NSD).  NSD is a component of the Communication and Network Architectures Subdivision within the Communication Technologies and Engineering Division.  NSD supports Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), other US Government, and Civil/Commercial customers in the areas of space and ground network architecture and design, network protocol and performance analysis, modeling and simulation, and network systems engineering. 

Architectures & Wireless Section Manager

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
6 days ago
The Communication Architectures Department performs trade studies, analyses, and simulations to optimize the overall communications performance of satellite, launch vehicle, and ground-based systems.  We define, develop, and analyze robust communications architectures and develop communications analysis tools and prototypes of communications architectures.  This effort includes evaluating the performance of alternative communications architectures with specific attention on communications parameters such as alternative modulation and coding combinations, RF band selection based upon propagation characteristics and spectrum considerations.   Our multidisciplinary staff defines the architectures to ensure cutting edge, state of the art high-performance communications and coordinates the activities of related engineering specialties to ensure mission objectives are achieved.

OPIR Mission Payload Performance Analyst Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
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.     You will partner with the Government to ensure mission

Electrical Design Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
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 As an Electrical Design Engineer, you

Small Satellite Embedded Software Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
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.     The Aerospace Corporation is hiring a Small Satellite

Human Landing System, Sr Project Leader

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
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.     Provide unique technical expertise to inform project

Supply Chain Systems Specialist

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
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.     Manages and administers the $11M Supply Chain Purchase

Vehicle Modeling and Analysis Section Manager

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
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 In this role, the section manager

Director, Finance & Supply Chain Systems

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
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 Finance & Supply Chain Systems

Sr Project Engineer ESS System Integration

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
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.     Seeking a Senior System Engineering expert for the

Senior Counsel, Office of the General Counsel

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
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.         Location Preference for candidates working within

Export Control Staff

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
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:   We are looking for an experienced

CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATION STAFF II

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
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.     SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for

Communication Architectures and Spectrum Engineering Manager

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
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.     The Communication Architectures Department performs

Cyber Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Cyber Engineer to join our team in the Cyber Engineering Department (CED). CED provides expertise in security policy, requirements, assessment, integration, research, and technology to address cyber threats through cybersecurity techniques, risk, threat and vulnerability assessments, active countermeasures, and cyber resiliency. This role will provide technical support to National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) activities, security architecture, engineering, and researching cyber solutions for Aerospace internal and external customers such as National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Security Agency (NSA), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), other Federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) and contractors. 

Evolved Strategic SATCOM Combat Bus Lead

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
1 week ago
As the Combat Bus lead for Evolved Strategic SATCOM (ESS) program, the senior project engineer will collaborate across program, enterprise architect, and capability integrators to provide technical oversight to all aspects of development of ESS combat bus. Responsibility will span all phases of the satellite life cycle including space vehicle bus requirements development, hardware development and integration, system test, launch support, transfer, and initialization operations. Direct responsibilities will include overseeing acquisition planning and execution of combat bus development and integration that meets ESS requirements, schedule, and cost constraints. Other responsibilities include interfacing directly with contractors and customer personnel and working collaboratively within a team of government, SETA, and other Aerospace on a fast-paced program. This position provides the unique career opportunity to provide high value and high visibility support to a critical NC3 space system from design through integration and early ops.

Senior DSP/GNSS Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
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.

GNSS/DSP Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Aerospace Corporation’s Digital Communications Implementation Department uses Software Defined Radios and FPGA technology to analyze, design, implement and cutting edge communications systems & waveforms. We conduct our own research and development in addition to evaluating existing systems. We also look for innovative ways to use existing communications satellites. The Wireless & Navigation Section focuses on matters relating to GNSS signals & concepts. Join us on the leading edge of digital communications development.

Data Scientist - Natural Language Processing

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The ideal candidate has deep expertise in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and in addition to experience with one or more of the following disciplines: Artificial inIntelligence, Applied or Theoretical Machine Learning, Deep Neural Networks, Classification SystemsMethods, Clustering, and Statistics. They are also team-oriented, take initiative, focused on developing cutting-edge technologies and frameworks, and are comfortable balancing multiple a variety of projects spanning internally funded research and development to direct customer support for mission-critical space systems.

Senior Project Software Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
As the Software / Firmware lead for a National Major Systems Acquisition (MSA) program, the Senior Project Software Engineer will provide oversight of the software / firmware development which encompasses the space vehicle along with the ground elements (test equipment and simulators).  The Senior Project Engineer will work independently with government, SETA, and development contractors to provide full life cycle software engineering, firmware development engineering, and architecture support with specific emphasis on improving system C2, payload mission scheduling system, and resiliency measures.

Lead Senior Web and Graphics Software Developer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Visualization and Immersive Technologies Department (VITD) develops a wide variety of visualization applications using commercial UI frameworks and game engines to support civil, commercial, and national security space systems. VITD works with organizations seeking solutions for orbit visualization and planning, and many other facets of space and ground systems.

General Manager - Launch Operations Division

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The General Manger of the Launch Operations Division (LOD) leads an organization of engineers providing technical expertise and critical recommendations to the Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Launch Enterprise customer (ECL) to achieve mission success in the areas of launch acquisition, new launch system development and non-recurring design certification, and recurring flightworthiness certification and launch operations for national security Atlas, Delta and Vulcan missions. 

Associate Director - Software Systems Quality and Analysis Dept.

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Aerospace Corporation is seeking an Associate Director for the Software Systems Quality and Analysis Department (SSQ&AD). This role assists the Director in managing technical staff and operations, as well as providing part-time technical support to department customers.

Controls Analysis Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Control Analysis Department performs satellite and payload attitude control system analysis for a wide variety of programs ranging from CubeSats weighing a few kilograms with prototype payloads to the GPS constellation which countless users rely on every day.  As a Controls Analysis Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in providing engineering support on a variety of diverse space programs ranging in the areas of advanced vehicle dynamics, attitude and payload control, and applications of filtering and estimation. S/he will work closely with internal and external stakeholders supporting all phases of a program lifecycle: conceptual studies, prototyping, source selection, development, and operations.

Accounting Specialist II

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
This position is responsible for a variety of accounts payable functions such as verifying and processing invoices and check requests for payment including assisting with weekly payment runs which include both electronic payments and printing of checks. In addition, this position will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of our supplier/vendor data information by ensuring proper procedures are followed for setting up and/or changing such information in our system. This position will assist with month-end and year-end close activities as well as performing monthly account reconciliations.

Senior Business Manager

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
We are seeking a Senior Business Manager to become a member of the Corporate Business Management Team. The successful candidate will manage financial, operational and strategic business functions for the Corporate Functions organizations at Aerospace. Responsibilities will include formulation and management of annual budgets, financial and operational analysis and presentation of results, strategic partnership with leadership to efficiently achieve organizational goals, and coordination with various service organizations to ensure successful business operations. This position will be a valued business partner to senior leadership, providing financial planning, data review and analysis, status reporting and project management support.

Cyber Security Specialist / ISSM

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Aerospace Corporation Collateral Information Security Department (CISD) in El Segundo, California is responsible for ensuring the security posture of our Collateral information systems.  This department creates, implements and disseminates policies and procedures that govern all aspects of Collateral information systems operation. The Information Assurance Specialist IV is responsible for assisting the CISD Director with the oversight of all Collateral Information Systems compliance related responsibilities and with the training and development of Information Assurance Specialists performing the Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) role for CISD.

Director End User Service Operations

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The role of the Director End User Service Operations is to provide leadership for the effective delivery of consistently high levels of service to internal and external customers and stakeholders who work in both classified and unclassified environments.  The Director leads and manages several user facing support functions consisting of the central Service Desk, End User Compute, Conference & Meeting support as well as a team of Regional leads managing other corporate locations.  These teams consist of blended resources and are located across various time zones domestically.  Key success areas for this role include operational support, ITIL process management (Incident, Request, Problem, Knowledge) and resource management.  The Director is a member of the EIS leadership team and reports into the Principal Director for IT Service Management and Customer Success.

DIGITAL ENGINEEERING TRANSFORMATION ENABLER

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
Digital Engineering (DE) is one of the big challenge problems facing the US Space Force. The Space System Architect’s System-of-Systems Engineering (SOSE) program office has taken on the hard problem: developing effective digital engineering principles and apply them across the enterprise and acquisition lifecycle. The SOSE program office Project Engineer or Project Lead will build, lead and plan the work with Engineering and Technology Group (ETG) teams to achieve the vision of a fully digital engineered Space Force. This vision spans the gamut from model-based systems engineering, building libraries of workflows, identifying the Authoritative Source of Truth (ASOT) data and metadata that rides along with a system across the product/acquisition lifecycle to streamline the systems engineering artifacts and products that drive decision making. This is a cross-cutting opportunity to significantly influence how the Space Systems Center and USSF conduct and perform the business of space systems acquisition! 

Electrical Systems Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The mission of the Electrical Systems Assurance Department is to ensure the successful definition, design, procurement, manufacture and integration of survivable electrical, electronic and opto-electronic systems for National Security Space Programs, civil and commercial space programs, and launch vehicles.

Facilities Architectural Project Planner

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Facilities Architectural Project Planner will be responsible for conceptual architectural programming and planning through design development of facilities projects in a busy transitioning corporate environment. Project sizes range from thousands to multi-million dollars in value. Projects include renovation of offices, laboratories, SCIFs, auditoriums, conference rooms and development of interior finishes.  The project planner will be capable of developing on-the-spot sketches of verbal concepts into understandable and executable options. The project planner will be responsible for organizational block planning based upon corporate guidelines for office square footage and be capable of taking the conceptual ideas through execution for multiple/concurrent projects.

TOTAL REWARDS ANALYST II

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Total Rewards Analyst will have a key role in supporting the strategic initiatives for the Total Rewards Center of Excellence (COE), which includes Compensation, Retirement Benefits, and Health and Welfare Benefits. This position will contribute to the COE by supporting the overall management of our Total Rewards systems including Workday, Total Rewards Portals, integrations, and the alignment of non-system communications.  Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company's values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Objectivity and Integrity, and Innovation.

Section Manager - Data Presentation Frameworks

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
Aerospace's Analytics Software Department is looking for a Section Manager to lead and grow a team of data engineers who design, implement, and deploy cloud-native and innovative data engineering and analytics platform solutions for our nation’s space enterprise. We support a variety of customers, including Space & Missile Systems Center (SMC), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and other civil customers (e.g., NASA), as they all face challenges in building enterprise data platforms.

Communications Hardware Systems Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Communications Payload, Command and Telemetry department provides technical leadership and expertise in the areas of spacecraft communication payloads, navigation payloads, and TT&C systems.  We have extensive and well-established relationships with national security customers with a focus on concept design and mission assurance while growing our civil and commercial support.  

Cost Analyst Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Aerospace Corporation is looking for a Full-Time Cost Analyst.  The qualified candidate will become part of the Integrated Cost and Schedule Analysis (iCASA) Department.  iCASA conducts highly informative parametric and engineering buildup cost and schedule assessments, trade studies, and estimates for a wide variety of government and commercial space, ground, and launch systems.

Microwave Solutions Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
Solve the microwave engineering problems that others can't. Apply your creativity to develop novel test sets and push microwave instrumentation to its limits. Deliver the technical information to determine whether a payload launches by working in microwave laboratories and with microwave simulation tools. As consultants to our government customers, we immediately impact the direction and development of payloads for both small and large-satellites. Mitigate or exploit the effect of nonlinearities in microwave communication systems. Lead a long-term project to develop GaN microwave circuitry that will be placed into the next-generation satellites. Our academic-like collegial atmosphere encourages collaboration with and continued learning from our engineers who are leaders in their fields of expertise. We're also ready to learn from you.

Classified Services Program Director

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The EIS Director for Classified Services is responsible for the execution and delivery of strategic IT initiatives. Through the creation, maintenance and facilitation of processes, tools and templates used for planning, resource management, issue resolution and communication this role will lead multi-disciplinary teams to deliver enterprise-wide strategic initiatives for the classified and unclassified environments. This role will partner closely with the enterprise initiative owners to manage key activities including but not limited to identifying resource needs, creating and managing project plans and providing dashboard reporting for the project teams, executives and the Board. This role will work closely with the financial planning teams to provide the necessary support and bring the proper planning, visibility, accountability and structured processes to the enterprise strategic initiatives. 

Agile Acquisition Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Aerospace Corporation is looking for experienced software system engineers and software acquisition experts to join our growing Software Systems and Acquisition Department. Our national security space customers need your help to acquire cutting-edge software capabilities to adapt to the evolving technology landscape!

Facilities Project Escort - Casual

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Facilities Project Escort will escort contract labor workers and others for various projects in a secure environment. The Escort will monitor, observe, and interact with the contract labor workers as they accomplish their tasks.  Duties include interfacing with government and Aerospace customers on these assignments.

Ionosphere Scientist/ Sensor Developer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
Join our team as we help shape the future of space exploration and applications. We are seeking a creative and motivated researcher with ionosphere and related expertise. This role involves conducting fundamental and applied space science research to solve hard problems related to effects of the space environment on space system design and operation.  The position focuses on magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere coupling research, radiofrequency propagation through the ionosphere, and the development of innovative magnetometers and GNSS-based sensors. The role also includes reporting on scientific and application results through direct interactions with customers and corporate leadership, participation in scientific conferences, and through peer-reviewed publications.

Electro-mechanical Technician III

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
Responsible for the assembly of spaceflight hardware, mechanical assemblies, electronic hardware, and test equipment. Maintenance of a wide variety of laboratory electrical equipment and instrumentation, and providing other laboratory related to assistance to engineers. Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company's values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.

Communication Spectrum Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
Due to the proliferation of 4G/5G and small satellite systems, the nation is facing a big challenge on how to allocate spectrum. Do you want to tackle the latest spectrum challenges? Do you want to learn the latest communication designs that will enable future wireless systems? Are you motivated to work in projects that protect national security interests? The Aerospace Corporation’s Communication Architectures Department may be the group you want to join. Our group performs trade studies, analyses, and simulations to optimize the overall communications performance of terrestrial, satellite, launch vehicle, and ground based systems. We also guide the development of spectrum regulations and policies to assure critical wireless systems have access to necessary spectrum resources. We are seeking a Communication Spectrum Engineer to provide spectrum engineering as well as analyze and create communication analysis tools, which can be utilized for efficient and effective spectrum management. 

Embedded / FPGA Cyber Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Aerospace Cyber Defense Solutions Department is looking for a hands-on embedded / FPGA Cyber Engineer to join our growing team of cyber professionals who design, implement, and deploy cyber solutions to defend our nation’s most valuable assets in space. We support a variety of customers including the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and other civil customers (e.g. NASA) in order to resolve unique challenges in protecting their satellite systems from sophisticated adversaries. 

Nuclear Effects Scientist

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a scientist with research and applications experience who can help us address the challenges of nuclear effects. Our research team wants to shape the future for our civil and national security space customers. This role involves conducting fundamental and applied research and project leadership to solve hard problems in effects of the nuclear environments on systems design and operation for our Space Materials Lab.  We want to grow our expertise and collaborations in nuclear fundamentals and the overlap between manmade effects and natural backgrounds. Our team tests and applies near-real-time radiation and ionosphere data and physical insights to radiation effects for system operations.  This particular role involves research into mission impacts from the manmade radiation environment in the atmosphere and space and informs customers of mission-appropriate solutions.  We are looking for a project leader who has foundational research experience to work with our team and our customers to develop prototype tools and sensors. The role also involves reporting on scientific and application results through direct interactions with customers, participation in scientific conferences, and through peer-reviewed publications.

FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER STAFF III

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
Responsible for preparing conceptual designs for construction projects. Directs design and engineering consultants. Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company’s values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.

Control Systems Hardware - Senior Engineering Specialist

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Electromechanical Control Department (ECD) is charged with the responsibility of providing technical support in the areas of control system hardware and algorithms for both spacecraft and launch vehicles. ECD subject matter experts specialize in key components such as gyroscopes, star trackers, encoders, motors, accelerometers, reaction wheels, fast steering mirrors, servo mechanisms, GPS receivers, thrust vector control, and others.  The department performs both technical studies and experimental investigations to support customer programs. Technical studies often involve the analysis, simulation, evaluation, or testing of control systems and their components. Experimental investigations may include controller design and implementation, data reduction and visualization, sensor and actuator performance evaluation, and electro-optical systems calibration and alignment.  Tasks typically involve interaction with government customers, program management, and contractors.

Embedded / FPGA Cyber Engineer - MTS/Sr. MTS

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 days ago
The Aerospace Cyber Defense Solutions Department is looking for a hands-on embedded / FPGA Cyber Engineer to join our growing team of cyber professionals who design, implement, and deploy cyber solutions to defend our nation’s most valuable assets in space. We support a variety of customers including the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and other civil customers (e.g. NASA) in order to resolve unique challenges in protecting their satellite systems from sophisticated adversaries. 

Spacecraft Thermal Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 week ago
The Thermal Control Department consists of a team of experienced, trusted engineers with deep expertise in the design and analysis of spacecraft thermal control systems from component to system level. The department performs technical studies, experimental investigations, and realtime assessments to support key decisions by our customers and their contractors. No other organization collects such a breadth of technical knowledge and experience in thermal control and thermal management systems for the space industry. The department has a strong mentoring culture where knowledge gained is stewarded and shared in a healthy team environment.  Here, more than at any other employer, you can apply your expertise and interface with other subject matter experts to solve hard problems across a broad range of space programs.

Systems Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
1 month ago
Normally responsible for (a) a specific project element (e.g., a payload, spacecraft subsystem, or software package) and associated interfaces; (b) a specific engineering discipline (e.g., fracture analysis, circuit design); (c) a program of system aspect that crosses technical boundaries (e.g., mission analysis, technical design/evaluation, on-orbit operations). In systems engineering assignments, independently services a number of project segments and/or smaller program/project efforts.

PRINC DIRECTOR

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
1 month ago
The role of the Aerospace Corporate Chief Engineer’s Office (CCEO) is increasingly important in a time of change - where the space domain is transforming to a competitive international arena, where space development involves new and innovative technologies and business models, and where intersections are maturing between military, civil, scientific, and commercial space.  The Enterprise Systems Engineering Office (ESEO) Principal Director will be responsible for advancing CCEO core capabilities and innovating new solutions to support the transformation of the Space Enterprise.  The ESEO Principal Director is responsible for: collaborating with industry, CCEO internal and Aerospace external customers to advance mission assurance practices to achieve mission success across the Space Enterprise; working with industry to identify and pursue high-leverage technology developments; and advancing corporate command media documented in technical instructions. 

CSG Contract Lead, West

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
1 month ago
The CSG Contracts Lead, West will be responsible for preparing, negotiating, administering and closing out standard and non-standard contracts. Conducts proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. Examines labor and ODC estimates to ensure accuracy and completeness. Supports the preparation and submission of cost proposals, including coordinating and reviewing labor and ODC estimates, proposal terms, and other documents, as required. Provides inputs, as needed, on any progress reports, or other reports. Advises management of contractual rights and obligations. Compiles and analyzes contractual requirements and develops and provides recommendations to internal and external customers, as required.

Systems Engineer, Global Partnerships (PE/Sr. PE)

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
2 months ago
Acts as the systems engineer for the architecting and partnership team providing architecture development across the USSF enterprise and SMC portfolio through the development of collaboration opportunities across systems, programs, and capabilities, and by providing expert advice on the current and future capabilities of international, industry, interagency, and academia partners. Provide advice about space and ground systems, acquisition, and architecture development. Works independently with both internal and external customers and with technical support, as a technical authority, primary investigator, or project leader. May lead or organize technical efforts or project teams. Interfaces between customers and Aerospace technical and management staff. May mentor less experienced staff and serve as role model.

Director- Propulsion Department

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
2 months ago
Provide technical and managerial leadership to the Propulsion Department to develop, maintain, and apply expertise for vehicle propulsion. Specific applications include liquid rocket engines, solid rocket motors, spacecraft thrusters, integrated propulsion systems, hypersonic propulsion, and space propulsion technologies.

System Engineering Director for Falcon LV Ops and Development

The Aerospace Corporation
Greater LA Area
2 months ago
The Launch Systems Operations and Certification team within the Launch Systems Division is seeking a well-qualified individual with demonstrated leadership and exceptional communication abilities. As the System’s Engineering Director for the Falcon Ops and Development team you will manage and provide leadership for a team of project engineers supporting the execution of National Security Space Launches (NSSL) on the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy LV. This team will evaluate the certification progress and perform Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) for USSF NSSL missions. You will be responsible for ensuring the team consistently provides technically sound and objective assessments along with recommendations to Aerospace and Space Force leadership within appropriate timelines and budget allocations for the purposes of launch vehicle certification and operational mission assurance. You will also be responsible for providing direction, mentorship and developing the technical and functional capabilities of the team while also building effective working relationships with Air Force team, contractor counterparts, and other interested parties (e.g. NRO and NASA). 

GOVERNMENT CONTRACT BILLING SPECIALIST

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo
3 months ago
Under limited supervision, the Billing Specialist prepares invoices and supporting documentation for Federal, state, non-profit, and commercial customers, including cost reimbursable, time and materials, and firm fixed price contracts.  The Billing Specialist also develops and maintains key stakeholder relationships with internal organizations and interfaces with external customers as needed.  In addition, the Billing Specialist works closely with internal organizations regarding customer invoicing terms and conditions, requirements, funding status, and unbilled costs.  The department environment is dynamic, interesting, and innovative.