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Date: Feb 9, 2018

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 23881 

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

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?


Responsible for all phases of implementing complex enterprise-wide network audio and video solutions. Establishes requirements and performs tradeoff analyses between alternatives. Cognizant of best practices in routing and switching and unified communications solutions. Plans upgrade and migration paths for existing network, voice, and video solutions. Establishes and enforces system policies, standards and procedures. Responsible for configuration, monitoring and continuous improvement of enterprise systems. 


Key Functions

  • Lead and support audio-visual projects on new initiatives. Provide upgrades and changes, capacity planning, life-cycle management, and integration services.
  • Provide technical leadership for corporate audio-visual services. 
  • Establish and maintain AV network analysis and monitoring tools; including fine tuning, health monitoring, and alerting.
  • Create and maintain documentation for audio/video systems and procedures.
  • Optimize stability, availability, reliability, and performance of audiovisual services.
  • Coordinates and communicates with other teams for infrastructure changes and customer/client notifications.
  • Interfaces with users to understand needs. Designs and implements solutions to accommodate them.
  • Collaborates with other infrastructure teams in the architecture governance process.
  • Provides technical guidance to project team in areas as appropriate.
  • Tracks industry trends, conducts research, and maintains knowledge of new technologies to provide the organization with optimal solutions.
  • Responsible for planning and implementing new AV features and services.
  • May work with Cisco Call Managers, TelePresence Management Suite, VCS, VCS Expressway, Skype for Business and other infrastructure components.

This position is available as an Aerospace Corporation Staff II or III.




  • Three or more years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree.  One or more years of relevant experience with a master's degree.
  • Ability to troubleshoot audio visual systems and equipment.
  • Good knowledge of matrix switching, audio/video hardware video processing, and audio/video signal flow.
  • Ability to design and commission AV systems. Able to utilize VidCad or CAD in the creation of proper schematics and drawings.
  • Crestron programming experience or desire to learn. 
  • Experience with Cisco video conferencing systems and infrastructure. Experience with Polycom endpoints.
  • Experience with Cisco telepresence bridging, gateway, gatekeeper, and call control infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of Unified Communications solutions (Cisco CMS, Skype for Business)
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic networking topology.
  • Experience in webcasting/streaming and/or digital video delivery solutions.
  • Experience with Wireless Presentation Technologies.
  • Familiarity with AV computer software including video capture systems, digital editing, and web encoding.
  • Experience in supporting scheduling systems and digital signage.
  • Ability to work well individually or in a team environment.
  • Detail oriented and able to prioritize tasks and multiple projects under deadlines.
  • Possess strong organizational skills with strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other organizations.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing needs.
  • Occasional travel to other Aerospace locations.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.



  • 6 or more years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's Degree
  • Infocomm - CTS certification, CTS-D certification and/or classes
  • Technical schooling or degree in related field with heavy practical experience in AV industry.


Staff III Qualifications


  • The Staff II Required Qualfiications from above
  • Six or more years of relevant experience with Bachelor’s Degree, 4 or more years of relevant experience with Master’s Degree



See Staff II (except experience) Preferred 

Transcript Requirement



Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  No 

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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