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Filter by Date: Mar 14, 2019

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44791 

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?


Aerospace’s  Software Methodologies and Tools Section is seeking a Senior Software Systems Engineer to join their team! This section works within the Applied Software Technologies Department, which provides broad-spectrum software and system engineering support to National Security Space and Civil & Commercial missions. In addition to general systems engineering and integration support, this section focuses on software engineering methods and tools; Agile, DevOps and alternative development; model-based software engineering, and application modeling and analysis.


Key Functions

  • Provide systems engineering and technical expertise in the areas of space and ground computer systems and software life-cycle support.
  • Providing expertise in areas such as machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, and cognitive/intelligent system techniques for use in data analysis and predictive response. Assisting customers in applying these techniques toward mission success.
  • Providing software systems engineering skills to space, ground, and launch systems in the national security, civil, and commercial domains 
  • Applying skills and adaptability in various areas that may include resolution of software systems issues. Support may include software development; lifecycle guidance; software consulting; software architectures; enterprise systems; and other related areas.
  • Providing technology recommendations, risk assessments, trade studies, and analyses
  • Providing expertise at technical interchange meetings, reviews, briefings to Aerospace, customer, and contractor personnel.
  • Learning new skills and mentoring others



  • B. S. in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or equivalent
  • Twelve or more years of technical professional experience ideally in complex systems
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance which is issued by the US government. US citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • Strong software technical background
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to lead tasks
  • Willing to learn new approaches and mentor others
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently
  • Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Willing to travel occasionally



  • Advanced degree, MS or PhD
  • Current/Active Secret security clearance


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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

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