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Filter by Date: Jun 22, 2019

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 45047 

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?


In this role as a microwave engineer, you will participate in the development, analysis and evaluation of advanced space and ground-based microwave and millimeter-wave payload systems.  Your hardware development, test, and analysis efforts will impact high-technology RF areas such as GaN power devices and amplifiers, advanced measurement techniques, wideband microwave systems, cubesat advanced technologies, wideband microwave systems, and high-power RF.  There will be opportunities to eventually lead projects in these areas.


Key Functions

  • Develop MMIC designs in support of GaN device capability and reliability studies
  • Develop microwave measurement techniques 
  • Develop advanced cubesat payloads, amplifiers, transmitters and receivers and perform microwave hardware-based laboratory measurements required to evaluate performance
  • Perform budget, circuit and full-wave simulations of microwave components, and systems 
  • Work as an individual or as a team member on analytical and experimental studies to solve microwave hardware anomalies
  • Document work products in briefings and/or technical reports to customers and colleagues 
  • Interface with Aerospace internal and external customers, and external contractors for the exchange of technical information
  • Candidate will work on a diverse set of projects. It is very important to be hands-on, willing to learn and be comfortable in working in an environment with engineers of diverse backgrounds and expertise
  • High motivation with proficiency to learn and carry out tasks with guidance/leadership of experienced staff



  • Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or another related discipline from an accredited university
  • At least 5 years of experience  with an emphasis on microwave and/or millimeter-wave hardware, measurements, and analysis/simulation
  • Experience in ADS or Microwave Office, HFSS or CST, MATLAB, RF circuit layout, and instrument control
  • Experience base in microwave hardware, measurement technology, and analysis         
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance with SCI / SSBI access which is issued by the U.S. government.  U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with small teams
  • Complete assigned tasking with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to build RF hardware or systems



  • PhD degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience with MMIC design and RF circuit layout principles
  • Experience with RF systems performance budgets 
  • Some experience with FPGAs/mixed-signals
  • Some experience with optical systems


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Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: SCI 

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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