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Filter by Date: Dec 12, 2018

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 42334 

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 Fluid Mechanical Analysis Section within the Fluid Mechanics Department provides design and analysis support for fluid systems of space, launch, and reentry vehicles.  The qualified candidate works with both internal and external customers as a technical authority on fluid dynamics and thermodynamics topics.


Key Functions

  • Perform analysis, modeling, planning, and review functions associated with the fluid mechanical characterization of space launch vehicles
  • Assignments require analysis of steady and transient internal flows for both single phase and/or multi-phase in the components/sub-system of the launch vehicles and spacecraft
  • Responsibilities include proactive participation in multidisciplinary engineering teams to resolve vehicle design and performance issues
  • Applicant will be required to be actively involved in technical interchange meetings, review of contractor analysis, as well as hardware and mission assurance reviews
  • Maintain technical currency and be familiar with industry-wide developments and evolution in fluid dynamic technologies related to launch and space vehicles
  • Will be expected to work closely with the program office and interface with contractors, government laboratories and academia



  • PhD in mechanical, chemical, aerospace, aeronautical engineering or related technical field
  • 0-1 year of industry experience
  • Experience or coursework in fluid mechanics or thermodynamics/mass transfer
  • Experience giving technical presentations and writing technical reports
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government.  U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.



  • Experience in the use of computational fluid dynamics techniques and/or analytical skill
  • Experience with testing
  • Experience in mass transfer and/or heat transfer

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: MEMBER-TECH STF  

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  [[relo]] 

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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