02 Jan
Software Developer for Modeling and Simulation Implementation and Optimization
California, Elsegundo , 90245 Elsegundo USA

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. Job Summary The Systems Engineering Division (SED) provides unmatched experience in systems engineering to the U.S. government and to numerous public and private agencies, universities, nonprofit organizations, consortia, and commercial companies involved in the advanced application of space technology. From systems architecture development to system analysis and optimization, astrodynamics, orbital debris, navigation, failure analysis, mission assurance, cost and schedule assessment, and economic market analysis, SED exploits an incredibly broad array of engineering and business disciplines against a diverse and dynamic portfolio of programs and national challenges.The Modeling and Simulation Computing Department (MSCD) consists of a team dedicated to ground-breaking software solutions and capabilities for government and commercial customer needs. We enable detailed and complex modeling, analysis, optimization, and visualization of satellite orbits, system architectures, and engineering trade-spaces to provide customer decision support for the future of space. What You'll Be Doing:

  • Partner with sub-division analysts to advisekey stakeholders and government customers by developing a range of modeling and simulation workflows within the sub-division
  • Plan and conductefforts to grow and sustain the sub-division's modeling, simulation, and analysis capabilities in teams with multi-disciplinary technical leaders, AerospaceProgram Office personnel, and external customersto define and address customer needs
  • Develop and present timely and technically accurate briefings and reports that clearly communicate software development progress and provide recommended design solutions to technical leads, management, and customers
  • Expand the department's modeling and simulation capabilities by advancing the evolution of analysis tools/workflows and by mentoring/training new developers
  • Engage with software users and customers to refine capability requirements
  • Apply modern development practices in areas including rapid prototyping, parallel computing, cloud computing, and containerization
  • Travel as necessary to support customer efforts
What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or other related disciplines from an accredited school
  • Demonstrated progressively responsible professional or academic post-graduate software development /engineering experience, to include
    • Working knowledge of Aerospace customers and industry partners
    • History of timely and impactful delivery of technical products in a business setting
    • Technical writing and presentation
    • Independent technical task and/or team leadership
  • Proficiency in one or more of the department's core computer languages (e.g., Fortran, C, Python, Matlab, etc.)
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance
  • Experience in implementing and optimizing modern software for deployment on Windows and Linux platforms
How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Graduate degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or other STEM-related discipline from an accredited school
  • Academic or professional experience with successfully developing new capabilities for analysis tools, workflows, or related efforts
  • Academic or professional experience in space-related modeling, simulation, and analysis
  • Academic or professional experience in advanced mathematical or physics topics
  • Academic or professional experience in modern software development, integration, and testing practices
  • Experience interfacing with program office personnel and government customers
  • Significant contribution to a substantial technical analytical or development project through its successful completion
  • Current TS/SCI security clearance
  • Extensive experience in implementing and optimizing modern software for deployment on Windows and Linux platforms
Grade-Based Pay Range (Min - Mid - Max)$67,573 - $117,940 - $168,307Ways 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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