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Filter by Date: Apr 26, 2019

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 42602 

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?


Provide positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) technical analyses in support of mission design studies and the development and operation of space, ground, and user systems. PNT services include orbit determination, geopositioning, space-based navigation (such as GPS), and a number of collateral disciplines, including parameter estimation, geodesy, system performance evaluation, space system synthesis, satellite propagation, orbit software development and usage, and mission data and payload processing. Applicants must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to perform and learn the Key Functions listed below.


Key Functions 

  • Perform a variety of assignments related to the accuracy of position and velocity determination and trajectory analysis.
  • Perform orbit determination for a variety of satellite missions using real and simulated data.
  • Design and perform experiments to evaluate and improve orbit determination performance.
  • Process mission data and perform mission-level and system-level analyses.
  • Perform analyses and studies for next-generation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) designs and architectures.
  • Typical assignments include performance analyses of satellite navigation systems and their users.
  • Research assignments: Conduct research to advance PNT technologies for national security space and civil/commercial space communities.
  • Systems Engineering assignments: Participates in the design, development, and operation of orbit management and mission planning ground systems.
  • Technology assignments: Duties also include participation in technical interchange meetings and design reviews, and assessing contractor designs and analyses.



  • B.S. degree in an Engineering, Physics, or Mathematical Science curriculum.
  • Experience in astrodynamics, orbit mechanics, statistics, and /or estimation theory.
  • Programming skills in both scripted (Python or Perl) and compiled (C, C++, FORTRAN, or JAVA) languages.
  • Experience with UNIX, PC, and Linux computer systems.
  • Competence in oral and written communication.
  • Interpersonal skills and attitudes to work in a cooperative technical environment.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • Two or more years of relevant experience.



  • Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in an Engineering, Physics, or Mathematical Science curriculum.
  • Active TS/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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