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Filter by Date: Dec 3, 2018

Filter by Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 41242 

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 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?


The Cloud Platforms & Architectures Department at Aerospace is seeking a Cloud Systems Engineer to join the team! Seeking an experienced candidate with a keen knowledge and interest in cloud systems and solutions including architectures, designs and development using cutting-edge technologies.


Key Functions

  • Independently evaluates, selects, and applies engineering techniques, procedures and criteria, using judgment in making adaptations and modifications. Assignments typically have specified objectives. Contacts are primarily internal, with infrequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts on routine matters.
  • Develop prototypes and proof-of-concept software for mission-critical, distributed systems.
  • Conduct experiments with advanced technologies (e.g. virtualization/cloud platforms, software technologies, etc.) to prove technology viability for specific application/system.
  • Assess the maturity and use of various technologies (hardware and software) for use in scalable and resilient mission-critical applications in a production environment.
  • Work in an agile, feature-driven environment with small teams that deliver features and products to customers in short sprints.
  • Quickly learn and understand new technologies to utilize skill within product lifecycles.
  • Foster an environment of learning and progress with team members and others.
  • Maintain current knowledge of infrastructure, security and technology trends



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related field(s) from a recognized institution
  • Eight or more years of increasingly responsible and related professional experience
  • Experience maintaining a production Information Technology (IT) infrastructure/environment on premise and/or in cloud
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts including: Software Defined Networks (SDN), TCP/IP, IP Subnetting, Network Security Zones and Virtual Private Clouds
  • Strong understanding of software engineering concepts and platform deployment technologies
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes and/or other orchestration platforms
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems
  • Current or previously active Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Presentation skills to provide updates to management to ensure project development remains aligned with management/customer vision
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work in and with interdisciplinary teams
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs technically and socially
  • Must be detail-oriented and organized
  • Requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.



  • Master’s degree (or higher) in a technically related field
  • Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) certified
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) / Microsoft Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA) or equivalent
  • Knowledge and applicability of security controls (CIS/SANS 20, NIST, ISO 27001) to limit and manage information security and data risk
  • Experience with NoSQL databases
  • Experience with DevOps tools (ELK, Jenkins, Artifactory, etc.)


Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


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.


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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