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Date: Sep 12, 2017

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 29281 

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 Microelectronics Technology Department at The Aerospace Corporation conducts basic and applied research in microelectronic and optoelectronic devices for space applications, and provides technical support to national security space programs in these areas.  MTD is looking for a member of the technical staff to support investigations of microelectronics reliability, advanced microelectronics technology nodes, capability development, novel devices, and physics of failure in advanced CMOS, SiGe, SOI, III-V, II-VI, and other advanced processes for space applications.



The successful candidate will:

  • Conduct innovative basic and applied research in the area of advanced microelectronic device technologies and applications to space systems, including reliability and physics of failure.
  • Design and build electronic characterization test capabilities to investigate reliability and physics of failure in advanced microelectronic and optoelectronic components.
  • Provide technical assessments of reliability in microelectronic and optoelectronic devices.
  • Present results internally and at scientific meetings and publish research in refereed journals.
  • Provide technical support to national security space programs in these areas.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field plus 2 or more years of increasingly responsible and related engineering/scientific experience.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance.
  • Candidate must have strong record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and a demonstrated ability to develop and execute innovative research projects. 
  • Candidates must have good oral communication and technical writing skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of microelectronic and optoelectronic device physics.
  • Experience in testing microelectronic devices.



  • Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering or related field is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in microelectronic device probe station programing and statistical data analysis is strongly preferred.
  • Experience developing test capabilities for advanced devices is strongly preferred.


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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: MEMBR-TCH STF SR  

Clearance Requirement: None 

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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