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Filter by Date: Mar 26, 2019

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 43878 

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 Modeling and Simulation Department (MSD) is involved in the design and implementation of large-scale, system-of-systems simulations and provides world-class analysis of the performance and utility of space, ground, and related systems for DoD, NRO, Civil, and Commercial Customers. Specific areas of focus include military utility analysis, communication architecture and network assessments, space protection, scenario and concept of operations development, model-based system engineering, and ballistic missile defense.


Key Functions

  • Develop high performance technical computing applications in the areas of space system modeling, architecture performance assessment, and operations research
  • Develop and implement algorithms which exploit the corporate high performance compute clusters
  • Work with department analysts to develop new algorithms and processes, enhance tool capabilities, and perform analyses
  • Design new software tools and re-design existing tools to take advantage of object-oriented structures
  • Maintain and update existing software and convert tool functionality to current generation languages, structures, and operating systems
  • Develop and apply graphical user interfaces and visualization tools where appropriate
  • Modify and maintain computer code resident on Linux and Windows platforms as needed
  • Work both independently and on small teams and interact with program office and government customers.
  • Generate routine documentation of work in the form of user manuals and software documentation, regular status reports on progress, and occasional presentations before management, colleagues, and customers



  • BS degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or related field
  • Two years of technical experience after a bachelor’s degree
  • Significant aptitude and demonstrated skills in object-oriented design using C++ or Java
  • Experience with both Windows and Linux development environments
  • Experience with software development processes including configuration management, testing, and documentation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, dependability, and good interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify, organize, and prioritize the timely completion of tasks
  • Current DoD Secret clearance or the eligibility to obtain that clearance is required



  • Advanced degree in a related field
  • Experience in the modeling and simulation of large-scale systems
  • Experience with software technologies including database systems, web-based development, GUIs, and parallel processing
  • Experience with numerical analysis and the mathematics and algorithms associated with high-performance scientific computing
  • Experience with building interfaces between software tools and languages (e.g. Fortran, Matlab, and Python)
  • Experience interacting with subject matter experts to develop, implement, and test algorithms and perform analysis


Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: MEMBER-TECH STF 

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph 

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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