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Filter by Date: Feb 8, 2019

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 43967 

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?

Responsibilities

The Aerospace Corporation’s Digital Communications Implementation Department uses software define radio technology to design digital embedded transceivers. We conduct our own research and development and in this position, you can have the opportunity to innovate in algorithm design and prototyping.  We are looking for engineers with a solid background in digital communication and signal processing that are awesome programmers. You need to be extremely hands-on to qualify for this position since we go beyond analysis and simulation to build working software defined radio devices for size, weight and power (SWaP) - constrained platforms such as UAVs and small satellites. 

 

***This role can be filled as an Aerospace Sr. Member of Technical Staff or Engineering Specialist***

 

Key Functions

  • This position requires the selected candidate to have a strong digital communication foundation and to be extremely hands-on.
  • The selected candidate will be solving different digital communication-related problems software defined radio solutions.
  • For this position being familiar with GNU Radio SDR programming environment is a plus.
  • As part of other R&D activities, the selected candidate will also conduct specialized technical studies, lead internal research and development efforts.
  • Candidate should be eager to explore modern techniques and unconventional methods for algorithm design and problem solving.
  • We are looking for a person who can work and potentially lead small groups of engineers.
  • We expect the chosen candidate to be able to be an active software developer in some of the programming languages described below.

Qualifications

Required

  • Up to seven years of experience since obtaining a bachelor's degree.
  • Experience in prototyping of digital communication systems and/or algorithms.
  • Working knowledge of digital communication prototyping using GNU Radio, X-Midas , etc.
  • A theoretical understanding and practical experience with modern communication and digital signal processing techniques.
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++ and MATLAB within Unix/Linux programming environments.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • 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.

 

Required for consideration as an Engineering Specialist

  • More than 7 years of experience since obtaining a bachelor's degree.
  • Experience in prototyping of digital communication systems and/or algorithms.
  • Extensive knowledge of digital communication prototyping using GNU Radio, X-Midas , etc.
  • Extensive understanding and practical experience with modern communication and digital signal processing techniques.
  • Familiarity with at least two of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++ and MATLAB within Unix/Linux programming environments.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • 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.

 

Preferred

  • Advanced degree in the area of digital communications, machine learning or signal processing.
  • Experience with working with Linux, and development on a Linux platform.
  • Hands on experience implementing communication algorithms using embedded software, FPGA, SDRs.
  • Familiarity with Agile methodology.
  • Current and active government clearance. 

 

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

 

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: MEMBR-TCH STF SR 

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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