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Mission Design Analyst

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Filter by Date: Dec 5, 2018

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 43882 

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?

Responsibilities

The Mission Design Analyst provides trajectory analysis and optimization support for spacecraft, launch, and reentry vehicles, for Earth-centric and occasionally interplanetary missions. This support will span the range of a system's life-cycle including conceptual design/technology assessment, pre-launch support for on-contract programs, launch and on-orbit transfer phases including Mission Ops, and eventually end-of-life support. The analyst will communicate the results of engineering analysis and perform/learn the key functions listed below.

 

Key Functions

  • Develop and apply advanced techniques for solving a variety of vehicle flight mechanics and astrodynamics (orbital mechanics) problems
  • Perform trajectory simulation and performance optimization of launch vehicles, upper stages, spacecraft, and reentry vehicles
  • Implement optimization theory to solve problems using calculus of variations approaches and/or non-linear programming techniques, as appropriate
  • Develop methodology and tools for performing range safety analysis including vehicle reentry and over-flight risk assessments
  • Support launch vehicle operations
  • Implement scripting techniques to perform parametric studies and continuation methodologies
  • Utilize numerical methods to analyze flight mechanics problems including numerical integration, root-solving problems, and coordinate transformations.
  • Visualize engineering data utilizing custom 3D OpenGL software and various off-the-shelf graphics tools
  • Communicate results of engineering analysis to department, program office and customer personnel

 

This position can be filled as a Member of Technical Staff or a Senior Member of Technical Staff.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics, physics or related field with at least two years of engineering experience
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: flight mechanics, trajectory modeling and simulation, orbit mechanics, statistical analysis
  • Experience in one or more of the following computer programming languages: C, C++, Fortran, Python
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government.  U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

Preferred

  • Master's degree in engineering, mathematics, physics or related field
  • Graduate level course work in numerical methods and optimization
  • Experience in 3D programming using OpenGL
  • Experience in a Unix environment
  • TS/SSBI (SCI) clearance

 

Required for Senior Member of Technical Staff

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics, physics or related field with at least five years of engineering experience
  • Experience in a Unix environment
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: flight mechanics, trajectory modeling and simulation, orbit mechanics, statistical analysis
  • Experience in one or more of the following computer programming languages: C, C++, Fortran, Python
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government.  U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

Preferred for Senior Member of Technical Staff

  • Master's degree in engineering, mathematics, physics or related field
  • Graduate level course work in numerical methods and optimization
  • Experience in 3D programming using OpenGL
  • TS/SSBI (SCI) clearance

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:  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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