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Senior Search Developer

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Date: Sep 14, 2017

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 25521 

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?


Lead the implementation of a new Elasticsearch solution for enterprise search.  This will involve transitioning our current search solution from a Google Search Appliance (GSA) to Elasticsearch or LucidWorks Fusion.   Provide project management for an on-premise enterprise search implementation using professional services.   Implement a user interface for enterprise search with TwigKit.  This is currently being used as the user interface with our GSA search solution and needs to be transitioned to the new search solution and enhanced.  


Key Functions

  • Implement content processing for the enterprise search solution with a product like Aspire from Search Technologies. 
  • Work with data owners and end users to identify and address new search requirements. 
  • Identify, evaluate, and test new approaches to search. 
  • Identify and integrate corporate data sources into enterprise search. 
  • Provide primary application administration for the enterprise search solution, including installing and configuring software, maintaining and upgrading software, troubleshooting issues, and integrating search with other IT services. 
  • Collect and analyze search metrics to improve the enterprise search solution. 
  • Communicate and promote the enterprise search service and capabilities to end users. 
  • Manage ITIL processes related to enterprise search including ticket, request, change, and knowledge management. 


  • Bachelor's Degree in a computer science-related field 
  • 4 or more years of programming experience 
  • User interface development experience using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, jQuery, or similar tools. 
  • Experience managing project teams 
  • Experience in requirements gathering, organization, and prioritization 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance 
  • Experience with implementing or maintaining search technologies such as Google Search Appliance, Solr, Elasticsearch, LucidWorks Fusion, or similar 
  • Experience with ServiceNow for incident, knowledge, and change management 
  • Understanding of ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) processes  
  • Experience with agile methodologies and tools such as Scrum and Jira. 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 tools (Exchange, SharePoint, Skype) 
  • Current Secret clearance

Transcript Requirement



Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  No 

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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