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Filter by Date: Jun 10, 2019

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 45439 

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?


We have a current need for a Mission Assurance Engineer to provide technical expertise for a wide variety of projects and customers; this position has dual responsibilities: first as a primary technical lead for the corporate MA toolset, and second as systems engineer that can apply engineering skills to solve a diverse set of challenges and problems facing space system acquisition today. 

Key Functions


  • Assist management with development and sustainment of the corporate MA toolset
  • Act as MA toolset product owner by working with program offices to gather requirements, developing and executing roadmaps, prioritizing changes for implementation, and interfacing with the software development team
  • Recommend and help execute changes that will move the MA toolset into a new era of capabilities, such as intelligent data mining or Model Based Engineering
  • Develop MA toolset training curriculum and deliver training and technical support to program office staff; gather and analyze metrics for continuous improvement
  • Provide technical expertise and independent customer support in the areas of space, launch, and ground systems Mission Assurance for national security space, civil and commercial customers
  • Assist programs in applying mission assurance principles to the design, development, manufacturing, integration and testing of space and ground systems
  • Help develop program mission assurance plans and perform mission assurance assessments
  • Assist programs in the selection of appropriate risk-based mission assurance standards
  • Analyze ways that space system programs can speed acquisition while balancing programmatic and technical risk
  • Work on cross-disciplinary teams to enhance best practices and improve knowledge sharing across the enterprise
  • Perform risk analysis and risk assessments for space and ground programs
  • Participate on and sometimes lead small teams to accomplish systems engineering and/or mission assurance tasks
  • Help innovate by developing and applying new technologies (e.g., Model-Based Engineering) to Mission Assurance in order to enhance existing capabilities and grow capabilities to new application areas



  • Minimum of 8 years of technical experience after a bachelor's degree
  • Familiarity and experience with space systems engineering design, development and/or testing
  • Familiarity and experience with MA disciplines including reliability, quality, environments, manufacturing, parts materials & processes, and specialty engineering (such as EMI/EMC, survivability, radiation, and contamination
  • Experience leading successful teams and/or projects
  • Experience with space program acquisition and development of systems engineering artifacts (i.e., CDRLs)
  • This position requires the ability to obtain a security clearance which is issued by the U.S. government.  U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.




  • Strong background in space systems engineering and/or graduate degree in engineering or systems engineering
  • Experience working in a program office
  • Systems Engineering or Reliability engineering certification (e.g. INCOSE or ASQ)
  • Familiarity/experience with reliability engineering or with risk planning, management, and assessment
  • Experience with Model-Based Engineering (MBE) and tools (e.g., Cameo, Enterprise Architect, GENESYS) is highly desired
  • Prior experience leading software development efforts (e.g., as a product owner)
  • Experience or expertise with agile development methods
  • Familiarity with good UI/UX design principles
  • Current and active TS/SCI clearance 


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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