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Date: Sep 11, 2017

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 30141 

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?


The MILSATCOM Systems Effectiveness group, a part of the Cyber and Systems Effectiveness department, provides the MILSATCOM portfolio with project management and technical support in specialty engineering areas, including but not limited to Parts, Materials and Processes, reliability, maintainability, availability and dependability (RMAD), anomaly detection and resolution, survivability, manufacturing engineering, mission assurance, root cause physics of failure analysis, and associated corrective actions. The group supports programs across the full lifecycle from system definition through operations and sustainment, currently supporting WGS, Milstar, AEHF, EPS, PNVC, FAB-T, Protected Anti-Jam Tactical SATCOM (PATS), EPS Recapitalization, Evolved Strategic SATCOM, and other projects as required.


Key Functions

  • Conducting specialty engineering analysis tasks; securing the use of ETG technical support; providing coordination across engineering disciplines; supporting teams in the conduct of risk assessment, failure analyses and corrective actions; providing root cause/corrective action resolution documentation for program decision making; conducting mission assurance assessments; and briefing Aerospace and customer management as needed
  • Requires regular interaction with program office, ETG, customer and contractor personnel
  • Periodic travel is required



  • Master’s degree in physical science, chemistry, or related technical fields
  • 5 or more years’ experience which includes broad physical science or materials science background and knowledge/experience in manufacturing engineering OR physical analytical techniques as applied to failure analysis, parts, materials, and processes or related 
  • Experience with space systems, missions and environmental characteristics
  • Experience with contractor/customer failure review boards (FRB) and/or parts, materials, and processes review boards (PMPCB)
  • Experience generating high quality written work products
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Active SECRET clearance



  • Experience with reliability, maintainability, availability and dependability analysis
  • Experience with systems engineering disciplines, including requirements engineering, verification, test, and risk management
  • Experience with MILSATCOM missions and programs
  • TOP SECRET clearance and SCI-eligibility
  • Educational background in advanced mathematics and statistics
  • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to interact well on teams to provide technical support in a multi-program, multi-agency environment with Air Force Program Office personnel, support and prime contractors
  • Highly effective communication skills, including well-developed briefing skill, the ability to speak authoritatively when appropriate and to research correct answers when necessary






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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