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Windows Site Reliability Engineer

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Date: Sep 22, 2017

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 24861 

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 Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Windows Site Reliability Engineer. This position will be located in El Segundo, CA.


The ideal candidate will enjoy the design and deployment of emerging automation, configuration and site reliability practices that removes manual steps in deploying, upgrading, and scaling systems and software. Wherever possible, this position will automate and configure as code.  The candidate will become part of the Enterprise Computing Infrastructure Department, which designs and maintains enterprise Windows and Linux servers and storage infrastructure for the Aerospace Corporation.


Key Functions


  • Assist with the overall health, performance and capacity of critical enterprise level systems
  • Gain deep knowledge of existing and future complex enterprise service offerings
  • Assist in roll-out and deployment of new product features to facilitate our rapid iteration and continued growth.
  • Develop and build tools to improve our ability to rapidly deploy and effectively monitor our large-scale Windows infrastructure environment.
  • Desgin and Implement automation processes, and tools, to improve service operability and reduce Mean Time to Repair


This position is available as an Aerospace Corporation Staff III or IV.




  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with Active Directory and Group Policy (4 Years)
  • Strong PowerShell scripting ability (3 Years)
  • Working knowledge of server virtualization with VMWare (3 Years)
  • Experience automating repetitive tasks with scripting or applications
  • Experience with automation of virtual system provisioning, orchestration and configuration management
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Puppet, PowerShell DSC or SCCM (2 years min)
  • 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
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational need
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.
  • Proven experience as a Windows System Engineer




  • Familiarity with software development cycle
  • Experience and knowledge of DevOps
  • SCI Clearance
  • Data science/analysis fundamentals
  • Six or more years relevant experience


Qualifications Staff IV




  • The Staff III Basic Qualifications from above
  • Demonstrated experience as a team lead 
  • Recognized subject matter expert in automation and windows system infrastructure
  • Recognized subject matter expert in provisioning and configuration management




  • Extensive experience with virtual system provisioning, orchestration and configuration management (4 Years+)
  • Extensive experience with configuration management tools such as Puppet, PowerShell DSC or SCCM (2 Years+)
  • VMWare Certifications: VCP6-DCV, or VCAP6 Design/Deploy
  • Microsoft Certifications: MCSE
  • Ten or more years relevant experience

Transcript Requirement



Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  No 

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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