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Filter by Date: Aug 10, 2019

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

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 45628 

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?


The Aerospace Corporation’s Network Systems Department (NSD) is seeking innovative and creative thinkers and problem solvers to join our growing organization.  Our department specializes in development of innovative concepts and solutions for future space network architectures.  You will have exciting opportunities to get involved in the development of future space network concepts, architectures, prototyping, and technology demonstrations.  A qualified candidate would possess a solid theoretical background wireless communications network with knowledge of the latest trends in machine learning, AI, and IoT concepts and technologies.  This is an entry-level position for anyone who is interested in learning and developing strong technical knowledge in full Space and Ground network systems development lifecycle.


Key Functions

  • Participate in various network systems engineering tasks and projects through network systems architecture, development, analysis, modeling & simulation, integration & test, and prototype development/validation
  • Support development of innovative concepts and algorithms in supporting areas of network/mission management systems, network routing, network mobility, network performance/reliability analysis, traffic modeling, software-defined networking, network protocols, network resiliency, and network security
  • Develop presentations and reports to clearly communicate with internal and external customers
  • Participate in special projects and research & development (R&D) projects to develop the next generation of Space and Ground network concepts, architectures, and technologies
  • Utilize network simulation and emulation testbeds to investigate new technologies and assess system performance
  • Support sustainment and development of core network simulation, emulation, and modeling capabilities


  • Degree from an accredited university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or another related discipline
  • 2 or more years of professional experience
  • Proficiency in multiple software languages
  • Basic knowledge of networking concepts, network analysis methods and tools, network protocols, and emerging technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills, effective communication skills, and ability to interact well in group meeting/working environments
  • Ability to present results effectively in briefings and technical reports
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance which is issued by the U.S. government - U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance



  • Advanced technical degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited university
  • Modeling & Simulation experience in MATLAB, SignalPro, Python, and/or OPNET 
  • Experience with network routers/switches, virtual servers, and cloud computing
  • Experience with network protocols including TCP/IP, IPsec, and IPv4/6
Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: MEMBER-TECH STF 

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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