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Filter by Date: Mar 4, 2019

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44150 

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?

Responsibilities

The Embedded and Specialized Computing Department is seeking applicants interested in building leading edge software products and systems.  Members of this group provide design and implementation support to a wide range of customers including internal Aerospace customers, national stakeholders, and global commercial customers.

 

Key Functions

  • Full-stack Internet of Things – embedded software for single board computers, edge device networking, distributed software architecture, and cloud-like deployment and management.
  • Rapidly moving ideas from basic concept to brass board demonstration in relevant environments using a variety of technologies.
  • Deliver bleeding edge solutions to edge computing challenges in space by leveraging commercial and open source advancements in distributed computing. Curiosity and willingness to experiment with new technologies is highly encouraged.
  • Manage large clusters of devices to demonstrate scalable, resilient software architectures for modern space.
  • Previous projects within this group have included autonomous software scheduling for satellites, CubeSat spacecraft development, autonomous vehicle sensor networks, GPU-accelerated signal processing, and sensor fusion among others.

Qualifications

This position can be filled as an Embedded Distributed Computing Engineer or Sr. Embedded Distributed Computing Engineer

 

Required for Embedded Distributed Computing Engineer

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or another related discipline
  • 2 or more years of professional experience in programming or working with embedded systems
  • Proficient in C and/or Python programming.
  • Familiarity with the Linux platform as both user and developer: tools, application development workflow, system programming.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

 

Required for Sr. Embedded Distributed Computing Engineer

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or another related discipline.
  • 5 or more years of professional experience in programming or working with embedded systems
  • Familiarity with edge/fog computing: the problems they solve and the challenges associated
  • Understanding of embedded, size and power constrained systems.
  • Experience with one or more single board computers or microcontrollers (e.g. Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, Arduino, ESP32/ESP8266).
  • Familiarity with containers (e.g. Docker) and/or container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes/Docker Swarm).
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

 

Preferred

  • Advanced technical degree
  • Active Secret security clearance
  • Understanding of distributed computing concepts – cluster masters, resiliency, consistency.
  • Familiarity with laboratory tools such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, power supplies, and multimeters.
  • Working knowledge of interfacing with sensors using USB, I2C, SPI, GPIO.
  • Working knowledge of typical networking stack and architectural principles: Ethernet, TCP/IP suite, HTTP, web services, e.g., REST.
  • Working knowledge of software engineering workflows (Git, software testing, continuous integration, continuous deployment).
  • General, background familiarity with cloud data components: databases, message queues, load balancing.
  • Experience with edge computing frameworks like AWS Greengrass, Azure IoT Edge, and/or Resin is a plus.

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.

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 ieo.mailbox@aero.org. 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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