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Filter by Date: Apr 2, 2019

Filter by Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 43616 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia); El Segundo, CA (California) ; Greenbelt, MD (Maryland) 

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?


The Aerospace Corporation is seeking an early career, entry-level Cyber Research Engineer located at in El Segundo, CA; Chantilly, VA; or Greenbelt, MD.


The qualified candidate will become part of the Cyber Acquisition and Validation Department. The Cyber Acquisition and Validation Department provide expertise in policy, assessment, integration, research and technology to address cyber threats through cybersecurity techniques, threat and vulnerability assessments, active countermeasures, and cyber resiliency. 


  • Perform research in the areas of cybersecurity of both networked and RF systems 
  • Develop software for various platforms including embedded systems 
  • Understand and mitigate the security vulnerabilities in various software and hardware designs
  • Support multiple space systems customers
  • Develop prototypes to demonstrate various cybersecurity vulnerabilities



  • B.S. in Computer Science, Cyber Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline.
  • 0-1 years of professional experience
  • Proficiency in multiple software languages
  • Ability to design and implement algorithms
  • Knowledge in the design and implementation of cyber security defenses for systems
  • Strong written and oral communications and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.



  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Cyber Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline
  • Active security clearance
  • Experience with commercial tools such as Splunk, Wireshark, Fortify, Checkmarx or similar tools
  • Experience in designing and implementing cybersecurity defenses for systems
  • Experience with RF lab equipment

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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: MTS-ASSOCIATE 

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  [[relo]] 

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.

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