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Antenna Engineer

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Date: Nov 10, 2017

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 26061 

All Locations: 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?


The mission of the Antenna Systems Department is to provide antenna-system related technical support to a wide array of national security, civil, and commercial programs for both ground and space applications.  We provide technical support to our customers by utilizing in-house antenna measurement ranges, simulation tools, and fabrication facilities.


Key Functions

  • Participate in antenna design, simulation, fabrication, and measurement tasks with an emphasis on space applications where antenna systems of interest include phased arrays, reflectors, horns, helices, and patch antennas. 
  • Coordinate and lead tests to characterize antennas and their integrated performance.
  • Perform or lead antenna simulation activities in order evaluate performance and to aid in the design process.
  • Participate in internal research projects and the development of the department's measurement and simulation capabilities.
  • Contribute to communication system studies.
  • Provide independent technical evaluations and recommendations to program offices working on hardware development and manufacturing efforts performed at contractor facilities.



  • Bachelor'sdegree in electrical engineering with eight years related experience in electrical engineering.
  • Experience with network analyzers, spectrum analyzers and other microwave and RF test equipment.
  • Experience with antenna simulation using tools such as Ansys HFSS, Ticra GRASP, and CST Microwave Studio.
  • Proficiency with any of the following: MATLAB, Python.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.



  • Advanced degree in a related field.
  • Experience with antenna measurements.
  • Experience with antenna design.
  • A current SSBI and Top Secret clearance.


Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

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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