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Date: Feb 16, 2018

Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 19481 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia) 

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?



Are you an innovator? Are you ready to focus on technology and make a real impact for your customers' most challenging software problems? Aerospace is looking for a Software Engineer to join our growing Software Systems Engineering Department (SSED) team, the corporation's east coast center of software systems expertise. Some of the activities of the position include:




  • Support cloud-focused technical areas that include application migration to cloud environments, cloud containers, cloud controllers, commercial clouds, and hybrid cloud environments.
  • Provide software technical support to space, ground and launch programs in the commercial, civil and national security domains. 
  • Support Software/IT research and prototyping
  • Participate in technology studies, code analyses, independent software assessments and research efforts. Examples include: assessments of efforts to virtualize software and put it on a cloud, evaluations of performance of applications in clouds, design and assessment of clouds, assessments of software technologies (e.g. microservices) in cloud environments. 
  • Prepare technical reports and other presentations to disseminate findings, guidance and technical information to as wide an audience as possible. 

Some travel will be required. This position is located in Chantilly, Virginia.




  •  B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or related technical discipline required with at least a GPA of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale.




  • 8 years softtware engineering experience 
  • Experience in software engineering and development of complex, software-intensive systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Exhibit high level of innovation, creativeness, and initiative
  • Ability to obtain and maintain TS/SCI clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.




  • Experience with cloud/virtualized environments, assessment of applications for migration to the cloud, performance analysis of cloud applications, experience setting up cloud environments, or experience working in commercial cloud environments (e.g. Amazon Web Services)
  • Experience on critical, large scale, large team systems or software intensive systems for space.
  • Experience in software/IT acquisition, source code analysis, model-based software engineering, and/or software metrics.


Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.


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, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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