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Filter by Date: Nov 29, 2018

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44157 

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 government 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?


Contingency Operations, part of the Control Systems Subdivision within the Navigation Division, is responsible for assisting the Air Force with the development of contingency capabilities for the Global Positioning System (GPS) Control Segment.  Specifically, Contingency Operations provides technical and programmatic leadership in acquiring GPS III Contingency Operations (COps) and M-Code Early Use (MCEU) capabilities.  We are seeking a GPS Control Segment Software Test Engineer with solid interpersonal skills, and demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills to provide proactive support with several responsibilities.





  • Work as part of a government technical team that includes Aerospace, government, an SE&I contractor, SETA contractors, other FFRDC and the development contractor.
  • Observe contractor component level integration, formal qualification and system level tests
  • Develop innovative approaches for remote monitoring of software tests
  • Lead requirements verification and validation assessments and working groups
  • Support assessments of contractor test plans and procedures and review of final reports.
  • Develop innovative approaches for requirements verification and validation.
  • Support software testing phases up to and including FQT and system test.



  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or a related technical discipline from a recognized institution
  • Minimum of 12 years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience
  • Demonstrated successful experience with translating system requirements into verification and validation approaches
  • Demonstrated successful experience with testing high reliability enterprise and/or space system software
  • Demonstrated successful experience with preparing software test plans, procedures and reports for space systems
  • Ability to prepare and present technical data clearly and concisely
  • Ability to travel frequently (at least twice a month) and occasionally support extended work hours
  • Must have a secret clearance 



  • Advanced degree in computer science, engineering, or a related technical discipline from a recognized institution
  • Demonstrated experience with testing in agile software development environments
  • Prior program office experience
  • Strong systems engineering experience





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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.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

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, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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