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Date: Sep 22, 2017

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 24081 

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?



Works independently with both internal and external customers and with technical support, as a technical authority, consultant, primary investigator, or project leader. May lead or organize technical efforts or project teams. Interfaces between customers and Aerospace technical and management staff. Mentor less experienced MTS and serve as role model.



  • Conducts specialized technical studies and reports findings. Coordinates specific technical assignments for designated discipline or organizations. Provides technical advice to management, customers, and associate contractors. Initiates development of advanced analytical techniques, concepts, and/or design criteria for subsystems. May lead project teams within a department. Supports multiple programs and/or activities and frequently acts as point-of-contact for technical activities. May bring in tasks and projects beyond personal activities from internal and external sources.



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field with equivalent practical experience
  • Communicate regularly with customer and management on status, risks and change control
  • Lead designs of major software components and systems
  • Aptitude to independently learn new technologies



  • 8 or more years in software design, development and/or architecture
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers
  • Past experience as a software development lead or team lead
  • Design of highly scalable web services and distributed systems
  • Experience in building systems using at least two different languages: Java, Scala, Python, C++ and other programming languages
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance



  • Master’s, further education or experience in engineering, computer science or other technical related field
  • Background in object-oriented design and development, and fundamentals in data structures, algorithms and complexity analysis
  • Able to mentor junior members and give technical advice and direction

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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.


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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