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Aerospace Corporation

addressAddressEl Segundo, CA
type Form of workFULL_TIME
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The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

We remain committed to maintaining a safe environment for hiring as we look forward to the future of work. Click here for information on Aerospace's COVID-19 directives and safety procedures implemented to keep our workplace safe.

Aerospace's Strategic and Global Awareness Directorate (Project West Wing) provides technical intelligence analysis and research for a broad range of national security space and intelligence community customers. Our team works to provide unique, timely, and independent assessments and counsel pertaining to current and future threats to the use of space as well as the effectiveness of strategic deterrents.

Actively contribute to an elite, high-performing team bringing technical skills to bear to characterize the fast-moving field of international space technologies and their implications to U.S. National Security Space. Participate in a wide range of technical activities, work with technical intelligence, analyze threats to space programs, and influence customer decisions on important National Security Space topics. The potential exists to develop your own areas of expertise and specialization in the analysis of space and missile systems.

This is a full-time position would be based in El Segundo, CA.

This position is avialable as a Missile Technologist/Sr. Missile Technologist

What You'll Be Doing
  • Responsively assess the potential impact of current worldwide space and counter-space activities on U.S. national security space operations
  • Lead and support detailed technical analyses of current and future space systems
  • Support the identification of short- and long-term technical challenges for a diverse customer base, including the USAF, the Intelligence Community, and other government and commercial customers
  • Prepare technical reports, briefings, and other deliverable materials as required
  • Critically review reports, briefings, and other materials produced by team members
  • Support and develop customer relationships and mentor junior government analysts
  • Occasional travel required for presentations and meetings with Aerospace/PWW personnel and U.S. Government agencies throughout the country
  • International travel to conferences or meetings is possible.


What You Need to Be Successful

Minimum Requirements

Missile Technologist
  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution
  • 8 years of proven experience in space systems engineering
  • Strong interest and passion for understanding global space activities and operations
  • Ability to analyze technical data, produce novel insights and conclusions, and optimally communicate the results
  • Familiarity with space systems and operations
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills; requires the ability to work well with other analysts and communicate to senior military and civilian customers
  • Active TS/SCI clearance


Sr. Missile Technologist
  • 12 years of proven experience in space systems engineering
  • Same requirements as above


How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Advanced degree in Science, Physics, Engineering, or Mathematics
  • Background in Missile Warning (MW), Missile Tracking (MT), Missile Defense (MD), Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) mission areas
  • Experience and knowledge of missile systems and relevant disciplines (i.e. Ground Systems, Launch/Flight Systems)
  • Understanding of space domain awareness, space system data analysis, space systems engineering or related fields
  • Flexibility to learn new tools/capabilities as needed
  • An affinity for challenging puzzles and problem solving is a plus
  • Experience with fusing and analyzing information from multiple sources and extrapolating to answer questions
  • Familiarity with evolving space technologies (e.g., AI/ML, Sensor phenomenologies)
  • Prior experience and familiarity with DoD, Air Force and IC agencies and organizations
  • Reading comprehension and translation skills in selected foreign languages is of interest


Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect


We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

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, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .
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