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Performance Modeling and Analysis Graduate Intern

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Date: Nov 4, 2017

Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 29261 

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?

Responsibilities

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Aerospace Corporation is seeking driven individuals for an internship opportunity. This position will be located in Chantilly, VA

The qualified candidate will become part of the Performance Modeling and Analysis Department. The Performance Modeling and Analysis Department (PMAD) focuses on the modeling, analysis, and optimization of orbits, satellite access, and system performance at all levels for space architectures. We develop sensor models and system visualizations; perform system and architecture performance assessments; and perform orbital coverage, geolocation, and communications analyses.  PMAD provides decision support to complex customer problems using state-of-the-art multi-objective optimization tools.  We develop and maintain special-purpose software to support our analyses.  PMAD software developers apply object-oriented and parallel processing techniques to our software to leverage the corporation’s high-performance computing resources.

 

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Apply evolutionary computing and multi-criterion decision making techniques to tradespace analysis.
  • Assess overall performance of space systems.
  • Work with department staff as part of project teams.
  • Tasking will vary during internship and may include multiple, simultaneous projects.
  • Apply in-house or custom-developed analysis tools as necessary.
  • Develop new analysis tools and techniques as necessary.
  • Participates with an interdisciplinary team in ongoing research or technical programs with academic collaboration partners.
  • Training and mentorship will be provided.

 

Performance standards to be successful in this internship position include:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational need
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company’s values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.

Qualifications

REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree completed and currently enrolled at an accredited college/university degree program pursuing a Masters or PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, Operations Research, or related program
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Technically adept in the development and use of computer tools.
  • Ability to take direction and work independently.
  • Dependability and good interpersonal skills.
  • Experience programming in C/C++ and/or Python
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance
  • US Citizenship required

 

PREFERRED

  • GPA 3.5 or higher
  • Active security clearance
  • Familiarity with astrodynamics and related mathematics.
  • Demonstrated skills in documentation and presentation of results.

 

Temporary housing assistance is not available.

 

The Aerospace Corporation functions as the nation’s independent testing, assessment, and research center for national security space systems, specializing in advanced military space systems.  Aerospace offers summer internship positions at our headquarters in El Segundo, California, and our campuses in Chantilly, Virginia, Colorado and New Mexico to give students the opportunity to work in the scientific, technical, or administrative areas of the company.

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

 

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: MTS INTERN REQ 

Clearance Requirement: None 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Employment Type: Casual 

Work Schedule: Part 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.

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