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Filter by Date: Mar 14, 2019

Filter by Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44966 

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 government 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 tired of modeling the same company’s aircraft platform or the same company’s spacecraft bus? Do you want to change things up by transitioning to a company that values people?


The Aerospace Corporation has been around for nearly 60 years, with employees that have been around nearly as long. We ARE the engineering backplane of this nation’s space industry. We provide expertise in launch, space, and ground systems to the DOD, the IC, NASA, NOAA, and a host of other organizations. We are dedicated to Mission Success and value our technical excellence and our people.


In this position, you would be supporting efforts ranging from developing simulations for evaluating criteria such as link budget in communication satellites to integrating a series of department’s simulations using a federated simulation architecture. This department provides the software engineering expertise to modeling and simulation problems, and we need your help.


Key Functions

  • Providing engineering support to intensive space and ground systems
  • Supporting research and development with software systems ranging from embedded systems all the way to cloud computing
  • Developing high performance simulation software for either servers or GPUs
  • Working side by side with Software Implementation and Integration Department Engineers
  • Participates with an interdisciplinary team in ongoing research or technical programs with academic collaboration partners
  • Applies standard techniques and procedures to carry out a series of prescribed scientific and/or engineering tasks



  • A Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related technical area of study.
  • 12 or more years of physics-based modeling and simulation development experience
  • Experience gathering technical requirements, architecting, and developing simulations
  • Experience working with HLA and federated simulations
  • Experience with cluster and/or cloud computing in simulation development
  • Experience with object oriented programming
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance



  • Active Top Secret/SCI security clearance
  • Advanced Degree in an engineering discipline



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Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

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.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

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 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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