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Date: Sep 11, 2017

Location: Colorado Springs, CO, US, 80916

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 29943 

All Locations: Colorado Springs, CO (Colorado) 

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

The Systems Performance, Estimation and Algorithms Department (SPEAD) performs algorithm development and evaluation as well as modeling, simulation and analysis for national security space customers emphasizing missile warning/missile defense, space situational awareness and space security.  The selected candidate will provide software engineering, algorithm development and analytical support to government customers in the area of space situational awareness (SSA), offensive space control (OSC) and defensive space control (DSC).

 

 

Key Functions

  • Interact directly with government customers as well as Aerospace program office personnel in the Colorado Springs area and collaborate closely and mostly remotely with ETG and program office personnel in El Segundo, Chantilly, and other locations.
  • Provide technical expertise and project leadership in the modeling and analysis of SSA, OSC and DSC systems and their broader system-of-systems architectures with a focus on space protection and defense.
  • Develop analysis software tools and conduct a range of analysis through the use of a framework of SSA modeling, simulation and analysis (MS&A) capabilities including in-house, custom and commercially available/government provided modeling tools.
  • Compare performance assessments of architecture variants and conduct trade studies on specific sensor capabilities, locations and quantities.
  • Provide independent assessments and lead studies with teams of analysts derived from the most capable government/FFRDC/SETA/contractor sources.

 

This position is available as an Aerospace Corporation Senior Member of Technical Staff or Engineering Specialist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering or other related technical discipline
  • 5 years of applicable experience
  • Current Secret clearance with TS/SCI eligibility
  • Basic understanding of orbital mechanics
  • Experience in modeling, simulation, analysis, and algorithm development
  • Solid software engineering skills, with ability to program in multiple languages and a strong grounding in at least one of the following: Java, C++, or Python
  • Good interpersonal communication and briefing skills along with ability to work independently and interact effectively with high-level government, Aerospace, and contractor personnel

 

Qualifications for Engineering Specialist

 

Required 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering or other related technical discipline
  • 8 years of applicable experience
  • Current Secret clearance with TS/SCI eligibility
  • Exposure to/experience with SSA, OSC and DSC systems and architectures
  • Basic understanding of orbital mechanics
  • Experience in modeling, simulation, analysis, and algorithm development
  • Solid software engineering skills, with ability to program in multiple languages and a strong grounding in at least one of the following: Java, C++, or Python
  • Good interpersonal communication and briefing skills along with ability to work independently and interact effectively with high-level government, Aerospace, and contractor personnel
  • Demonstrated technical leadership ability

 

Preferred

  • Advanced technical degree
  • Current TS/SCI clearance
  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages, including Java and Python
  • Strong technical background in astrodynamics
  • Broad working knowledge of current and planned SSA, OSC and DSC architectures
  • Broad working knowledge of SSA operations, including sensor tasking and scheduling
  • Experience working with one or more of the major government organizations in the mission area including the Space Security and Defense Program (SSDP), Space Superiority Systems Directorate (SMC/SY), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and the Space Threat Assessment Cell (STAC)
  • Experience working in a government program office or other direct customer support role
  • Extensive knowledge of the breadth and depth of ETG's technical capabilities; current customer base with the ability to support from Colorado Springs

 

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

 

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: MEMBR-TCH STF SR  

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

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.

 

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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